View Full Version : An embarrassingly simple German-language question

06-29-2011, 07:24 PM
Hello everyone. I have a question for those of you who speak German. Is the name Wilhelm pronounced as beginning with the English W sound, or a V? I know W is pronounced as V in many German words, but I wasn't sure if it applied in all cases (or this name in particular).

06-29-2011, 07:27 PM
Listen to it here!!! http://www.forvo.com/word/wilhelm_gliese/

:D imo, I detect a "v" sound.

Max Vaehling
06-29-2011, 11:35 PM
All cases. The V, on the other hand, has two possible sounds.

07-01-2011, 08:07 PM
Thank you!