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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:10 PM
Bert Blijleven (Editor: maybe the Dutch spelling, which is cool)
It is, and it's often written as a connected "y" with dots over it when in lowercase. The pronunciation is a long I, as in Blyleven. Fun fact: when used at the beginning of a sentence or proper noun, both letters are capitalized, as in IJmuiden, a town near Haarlem in Noord Holland where my grandfather lived until World War II.