How is the 'z' pronounced in this Dutch name?

(3 Posts)
Wednesbury Thu 27-Feb-14 10:18:40

Lorentz.

Do you think it is said:

Lorentz (ie with a 'z' sound), or
Lorents (ie with an 's' sound)

The answer determines whether I give it an ' or an 's when used in the possessive form.

Lorentz is a Dutch name (in this context). I've had an inconclusive google. Any Dutch speakers who also happen to be pedants?

Any help welcome!

oricella Thu 27-Feb-14 10:24:35

I'd say an s sound in Dutch, z sound in German.. Lorentz's sounds wrong to me; Lorentz' sounds about right, but maybe looks a little strange

Wednesbury Thu 27-Feb-14 10:47:30

Thanks! I have gone with the 's' sound.

I knew there would be someone helpful around smile

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