Got an email from a tech that said the running rumor at Garmin for the name "Nüvi" came from blending the words New and Navigation, then it became Newvigation, then Nuvigation and condensed to Nüvi. He wasn't sure what the double dots over the U were supposed to mean.
He wasn't sure what the double dots over the U were supposed to mean.
I can clarify this, it's all about how you pronounce it:
- Nu-vi sounds like Noo-vee;
- Nü-vi sounds like New-vee.
Hope I made a point...
Regardless of the double dots, it's pronounced as "new vee". It's pronounced that way by everyone, including the Garmin techs and in their commercials.
A diaeresis or umlaut and it has a lot to do with how you pronounce the letter. See the wiki definition of same. Wiki link
It's still pronounced "new vee".
Like über is pronounced "ooo ber".
You may take into account the dots (umlauts) or not and pronounce it whatever you like, buffettck.
FYI, the letters "u" and "ü" do simultaneously exist in some european non-english alphabets - like german, swedish, norwegian - and the difference consists in the pronouncement: "u" sounds (approximately) like "oo" and "ü" like "ew".
It's nothing of a big deal, only trying to show that is more of this world than can be seen through the window.
Hey! Would you like to see my new "No Vee", I mean "New Vee", I mean... Aw heck... You want to see my new GPS.
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