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Subject: Re: How norwegians pronounce Kim?
Author: Lassia   (guest)
Date: October 5, 2004 at 9:02:48 AM
Reply to: How norwegians pronounce Kim? by darksoul
Yes, Kim is pronounced with a hard 'k' sound in all of Scandinavia. There is an originally Finnish male name Kimmo, but I don't know if there is or ever has been a connection between Kim and Kimmo, though. Instead, the Scandinavian Kim is often listed as a clipped form of Joakim.

You're also right about k being pronounced 'sh' in some environments (but not all!). For example, Kjell is pronounced close to 'shell', while Karin is 'KAR-in'.


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