usair330
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What Does KLM Stand For?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 8:18 pm

This has to be the dumbest question on the forum lol. But im curious what does it stand for ? TWA I get the new NWA scheme i get but KLM ?

It could stand for " Kids Love Me" ???!!!???
 
fl350
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RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 8:21 pm

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United777
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RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 8:22 pm

I've always wanted to know the samething.

Doesn't QANTAS stand for something also??
 
fl350
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RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 8:27 pm

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ConcordeBoy
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RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:10 pm

KLM stands for "Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij" and means "Royal Airline Company"
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Aviastar
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RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 10:47 pm

and now how do you pronounce it??
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:06 pm

More "Aviation" than "Airline".

Pronunciation? Difficult, since there are some elements which are unknown to the English language.

Koh-nink-like-ay Lucht-fart Maat-shup-eye

Now, for the "Lucht" (=air): the "u" is pronounced like a French u or a German ü. The ch is similar to the Spanish j (Mojave, Cojones), but a little softer.

Hope this helps...

Daniel Smile
 
ra-85154
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RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 1:00 am


Some people believe QANTAS is some sort of word, as I saw it sometimes in magazines written as: QUANTAS, where did they get the U?

KLM in Dutch indeed stands for

Koninklijke Luchtvaartmaatschappij

(Royal Aircompany).

It is almost imossible to pronounce well for a non-dutch, but maybe this little course on Dutch helps you. Big thumbs up

KO = like Ko in kosher or 'oe' in Boeing
NIN = like ING in Chinese
KLIJ = unknown sound in English, something like CLU in CLUB
KE = like 'ke' in Kermit

Now comes the tricky bit Smile

LUCHT = the U is like 'E' in Kermit, and the 'CH' like Spanish 'J' in Juan
VAART = V like in Virgin, long 'A' like English 'Bath' or 'car' and a rolling 'R'
MAAT = long 'A' like English 'Bath' or 'car'
SCHAP = 'CH' like Spanish 'J' in Juan, AP sounds like UP in CUP
PIJ = english doesn't know the IJ-sound, sounds like 'pay'

have fun lol  Big thumbs up
Martijn

 
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RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 1:17 am

About spelling Qantas with a "u".....when I first joined Qantas (way back in 1995!!!) on my first day, they sat us down and said "Just so you know how to spell Qantas: there's no "U" in Qantas, YOU'RE the YOU in Qantas!"  Smile Cheesy, I know!  Smile

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