My wife puts a ~ over the n in Danielle, is that a correct way to spell it? We are not spanish!

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My wife puts a ~ over the n in Danielle, is that a correct way to spell it? We are not spanish!

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updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by mrltrnt1972
it is for our daughter. I try to tell her that it isn't correct.
It is not correct the "nie" makes the sound in English.

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As in Spanish pronunciation it's different when you use ñ or n. I agree with Goyo as for English spelling.

updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by Yvilina
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Technically, ñ is a different letter of the alphabet than n. We don't have an ñ in English.

That being said, it's functioning as the letter n in Danielle. For English speakers, that ~ symbol is just a superfluous mark.

updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by Goyo
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Hmm, well, no, Daniel would be the Spanish spelling.

Welcome to the forumgrin

updated ABR 5, 2010
posted by 00494d19