Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Profile: Andre Lwoff

1 comment:

  1. This is misleading. Russian pronunciation has voice assimilation, which means that all voiced consonants at the end of the word are pronounced like their voiceless counterparts. Lvov is spelled Львов but pronounced [lʲvof] in Russian. (In the same way, gulag is pronounced [ɡʊˈɫak], and Peterburg [pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk].)

    The w actually surprises me more, as it’s not traditionally used in French, suggesting perhaps that the spelling came via German.