Reply to post: Re: from three 'double u's to one single 'm'

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Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: from three 'double u's to one single 'm'

Technically, W should be double V (and in some languages like Spanish they DO say that--as in "doble ve") As for why not double n, probably because M comes BEFORE N in the alphabet AND a capital M looks nothing like two capital N's side by side unlike with W which DOES look like 2 V's.

PS. Why DOES English say double U instead of double V? Is it because of cursive script where it IS a double U?

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