What countries pronounce V as w?
Germans can pronounce the English ‘v’ just fine, they happen to write it as ‘w’. So the freshman English learner from Germany will pronounce (using English orthography/pronunciation) ‘water’ as ‘vawter’.
Can w be pronounced as V?
It is usually pronounced /v/, but in some words of English origin it may be pronounced /w/. The letter was officially introduced in the Danish and Swedish alphabets as late as 1980 and 2006, respectively, despite having been in use for much longer.
Is V pronounced W in Norwegian?
The Norwegian and English letters compared
|Norwegian letter||English reference|
|w||Like in «violin»|
|x||Like – /ks/ in «tax»|
|z||Pronounced as /s/, cf. «zoom» – /su:m/|
How do you say V in Turkish?
Many Turkish speakers I know tend to pronounce “v” more like “w”. Kavun can sound more like kawun, for example.
Why is w pronounced like V in German?
When the Germanic languages took the Latin alphabet they had to find a way to write the consonant [v] which didn’t exist in Latin at that point. So they took U and V and separated them. The Germanic languages started to write UU for the consonant [w], which later became our W.
Does German have the letter V?
The German language normally uses the letter “f” to indicate the sound /f/ (as used in the English word fight) and “w” to indicate the sound /v/ (as in victory). However, the letter “v” does occur in a large number of German words, where its pronunciation is /f/ in some, but /v/ in some other words.