Saturday, March 5, 2011

How do you pronounce Hans?

Perhaps we'll need a native Norweigian to settle the debate, but I've heard our family historians pronounce Hans' name two different ways.  One sounds like 'hands' without the 'd' while the other sounds like the beginning of "Haunakah."  What say ye on the correct way to pronounce Hans' name?

1 comment:

  1. FWIW, my dad always pronounced it the first way (like a hand) and told me his father George R. (son of Hans and ELH) pronounced it that way.