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Ziveli, the True Story Revealed

Inquiring minds might want to know what the heck this impossible to pronounce boat name is.

Ziveli is a Serbo-Croatian (more or less the former Yugoslavia) word (also used in some other eastern European languages). Its rough translation is "Cheers" as in a toast and/or "Long Life." The approximate pronunciation is: Zhee-vell-ee, although there is not a good English language cognate for the actual sound of the Z. When written properly there is a diacritical mark over the Z that looks like an inverted ^.

Skipping the long story, and it is very long, the name is one that resonated with Carol and with me.


Posted by sailziveli 07:49

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