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Question: How do you pronounce Wienke
1 Wee-en-ke - 14 (29.8%)
2 Veenka - 9 (19.1%)
3 Whine-ka - 3 (6.4%)
4 Vink - 0 (0%)
5 Wink - 1 (2.1%)
6 Something else - 20 (42.6%)
Total Voters: 0

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Jonathan Wienke
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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2005, 12:38:57 PM »
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The Americanized pronunciation is "wing-key". My great-grandfather was an immigrant from Germany who arrived in the USA about a century ago, so the speculation about the name being related to Vienna (Wien) is fairly plausible, though I don't know for sure.
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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2005, 11:24:22 PM »
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It's gratifying to see "something else" now surging into the lead, especially as Jonathan has now given us the answer.
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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2005, 07:44:20 PM »
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I was going to say "hamster stew", but then I saw Jonathan's reply. Actually, I think the poll should also have allowed more choices, such as:

0 Win-ky
0 Ween-kie
0 Smith


And when you've all voted on Jonathan, you might want to try a poll on my last name: "Myrvaagnes". Try to guess (1) origin, (2) what it means, and (3) pronunciation.

(I often tell people that I will answer to anything that starts with M and goes on for a few syllables.)

Eric "M"
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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2005, 11:00:31 AM »
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And when you've all voted on Jonathan, you might want to try a poll on my last name: "Myrvaagnes". Try to guess (1) origin, (2) what it means, and (3) pronunciation.
Here's my guesses:
1. Dutch
2. No idea
3. "meer-vog-nees" or something along those lines

I must confess I did a Google search in an attempt to cheat, but other than finding an interesting article on a photo exhibition by one Eric Myrvaagnes of the math and science department of Suffolk University, found nothing relevant.
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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2005, 10:15:48 PM »
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And when you've all voted on Jonathan, you might want to try a poll on my last name: "Myrvaagnes". Try to guess (1) origin, (2) what it means, and (3) pronunciation.
Can Scandivegians play, too? (That double a is really archaic.) :cool:
Sure. Actually, the name dates from before the A with the little circle over it (which is pretty hard to spell on Ikonboard anyway.)

Eric
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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2005, 07:43:26 AM »
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Fascinating... how about "languillier"?

Hint, that won't help much non French speaking contenders, it has to do with some fishy business...

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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2005, 06:44:20 PM »
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Fascinating... how about "languillier"?

Hint, that won't help much non French speaking contenders, it has to do with some fishy business...
I guess it'll be "LANGUE-EE--e", where "A" is like in "arm", " " stands for very short alphabetic "e", and "e" is pronounced as in "bed".

The fish is very delicious. They prepare it beautifully at Myako japaneese restaurant in Geneva, on a bed of rice with an extraordinary dark soya sauce.
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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2005, 10:06:28 AM »
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Eric,

You are so very right.  Funny how one can forget about the real problems (oops... issues).

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Bernard
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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2005, 12:50:37 PM »
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Patently clear to me it is German, probably originated in Frankfurt...  

I surmise it is a derivation of the lost (8th) dwarf from the brothers Grimm -- and henced correctly pronouced "Winky"

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« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2005, 02:15:38 AM »
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They call it unagi in Japanese by the way.
I don't remember, is that fresh water or sea eel?

Paul
Unagi is a river fish as far as I know.

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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2005, 02:37:48 AM »
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Yes, in Germany, you pronounce it "Veenkeh" !

Have a nice Day !

Thierry (from Belgium, but at just 18 miles from Germany)
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