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Old 12-21-2005, 11:32 PM   #11
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I never realized that until you pointed it out.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:47 PM   #12
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So cute! Here's mine...(Barbara...do you know?) Why is W the only letter in the alphabet with more than one syllable?
I never really thought about it either! Check this out:

http://www.gopetition.com/online/2895.html

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Old 12-21-2005, 11:49 PM   #13
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double V...
I don't think this old dog could learn that new trick. lol
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:03 AM   #14
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Thank you Barbara! This was really one of my husband's "things"..he was really amused at the link you gave us! Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:15 AM   #15
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LOL! I can't believe they're trying to do this! LOL!

The letter W originates in ancient Rome but was not actually part of the ancient Roman alphabet, rather it was a ligature or "combination" letter along with / (pronounced "Ah" as in Cat or Hat) and /(ligiture of OE Pronounced as a soft e as in Set).

Although Wikpedia claims that the W is not a true ligature as it forms a different sound from the VV or UU much in the same way the double L in Spanish produces a Y sound (LLama is properly pronounced Yama).

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Old 12-22-2005, 03:39 PM   #16
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In German you say W [veː] so it is not a two syllable word.... but we have the Y [ˈʏpsilɔn] ;o)

but the rest is just great... almost fell off my chair ;o))
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good ones! thanks for the smiles!!
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