Monday, November 6, 2017

Mård vs. Mord

I suspect my last name was originally spelled "Mård", which is the Swedish name for a small mammal:
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A5rd

Since we do not have the letter "å" in English, I suppose it was transliterated to the English letter with the closest sound.

If your native tongue leaves you wondering why I would bother explain the origins of "Mord", then... never mind.

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