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Re: Keep your mitts off my tilde

 idun wrote:
  OK, I get that these things change the word.

But in english, live and live mean two different things and it is on very rare occasions that we 'do' accents and not in this case. We just have to work it out and pronounce 'live' and 'live' differently.

But Fanch, how would it be said with or without the tilde.

Fanch sans tilde, would surely be 'fon tch' in french. So how would one say it with the tilde???? This is what is confusing me.

The parents` case had nothing to do with pronunciation in any language, nor how words are spelt in English.

They simply wanted their son's name spelt correctly.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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Re: Keep your mitts off my tilde


Words change, even their spellings change over the years, and meanings change. Do they not realise that IF their baby, when he becomes a full grown adult moves to another country, then the tilde probably will not be shown on any of the official paper work for that country if they do not use it.

Wonder how much this little lot cost them, because I do hope that the french tax payer did not foot the bill.

This is, as far as I am concerned, much ado about nothing.

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