> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kjell Rehnström > ´Having taught Swedish to adults I realize that y and ö are tricky for a > lot of people so I would prefer that they be not used in auxiliary languages. > > My impression is that eu and y were pronounce in the early stages of > Occidental but that they are not used nowadays. "Europa" will not be > pronounced "Öropa" but "Ewropa". Anglophones are more likely to say "Yuropa". We have neither the rounded front vowels, nor the /eu/ diphthong.