https://www.duolingo.com/cluney2

Der Vulkan

This is on of the first words I've run into in German that use the english 'v' sound for 'v'. Am I hearing this wrong or am I correct?

January 21, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/mofalt

There is a lot of those, basically all from Romance (or English or proper names): Revolution, ovoid, Volt, Larve, Vegetarier, Sklave, Advent, Pullover, Violine, violett, Vita, nervös, ...

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam

useful, mofalt, thanks Edit: and that makes me wonder how Germans pronounce Latin quotes; do they say feni fidi fici, or veni vidi vici, or weni widi wici ?

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeeves13

I think it would be hard to hear a difference between veni, vidi, vici and weni, widi wici in German. Anyway that is the way Germans pronounce a Latin quote (not feni...). Although I recently learned that in original classic Latin the v was pronounced like the English "wh". Just as an aside.

January 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Woofumzz

Yes, that is correct. I'm not positive on its etymology, but I'm guessing it's a borrowed word, possibly from the Romans.

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gmbka

You are correct. Die Vase is another one.

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145

Das "V" wird oft wie das englische "V" ausgesprochen, wenn es in Fremdwörtern steht. "Der Vulkan", "die Vase" wurden schon als Beispiele genannt. "Eventuell", "Verifizierung", "Verb" sind weitere Beispiele.

Hier, bei WordReference, gibt es einen interessanten Thread dazu (vor allem Beitrag #4) https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/aussprache-v-in-eva-klavier.1160756/?hl=de

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

der Vulkan (not Volkan)

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cluney2

Thanks everyone

January 21, 2018
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