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Meaning of "Wamos Air"

Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:09 am

Are there any A.net members in Spain who can explain to me the meaning of, or significance of "Wamos Air?"

I studied Spanish many years ago and learned that the Spanish alphabet does not contain the letters "K" or "W" so it seems especially unusual to me that the name of a company with headquarters in Spain would begin with the letter "W."

I realize Wamos Air was previously named Pullmantur Air; even that seems unusual with the "ll" followed by a consonant. Perhaps Pullmantur and Wamos are family-named businesses with roots from a language other than Spanish?

Thanks.

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Re: Meaning of "Wamos Air"

Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:13 am

Sorry, can't help...

But for your information, there is a new airline around in Spain: GOWAIR vacation airlines

http://www.gowair.com
 
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Re: Meaning of "Wamos Air"

Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:25 am

It was discussed in this thread a while back :

viewtopic.php?t=582055
 
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Re: Meaning of "Wamos Air"

Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:05 pm

e38 wrote:
panish alphabet does not contain the letters "K" or "W" so it seems especially unusual to me that the name of a company with headquarters in Spain would begin with the letter "W."


e38

Not to enlarge the thread when there is another thread discussing this issue, but...K and W are in the Spanish language..they are just not used very often. Examples: Iraq is written Irak in Spanish, and the name Wilfredo.
 
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Re: Meaning of "Wamos Air"

Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:15 am

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It is Wamos, but as you can see from the logo, they are playing on the word vamos, meaning we go in Spanish.

It's a little strange that they use a w, given that the sound of a v at the beginning of a Spanish word is typically pronounced more like a b; maybe a slightly softened b sound.
 
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Re: Meaning of "Wamos Air"

Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:39 am

Thank you all for the responses.

OA260, thank you, also, for the link to the previous thread. It was very interesting.

e38
 
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Re: Meaning of "Wamos Air"

Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:22 am

If they were accentuating Vamos wouldn't it make sense for only the second prong of the W to be green, not the A as well? While vamos makes sense logically, the logo doesn't neccessarily point to that being the inferred meaning IMHO.
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Re: Meaning of "Wamos Air"

Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:08 pm

It's like saying "Vamos" with a lisp or a countryside accent. A lot of people pronounce Vamos like that anyway in Madrid, in a sort of jokey way. It means "Let's Go!"

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