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Wien/ Vien

An educated person, mid-19th Century, of Hungarian birth and brought up in Hungary, goes to live in Vienna; in letters (in German), entries in hotel registers etc., she habitually writes 'Vien' instead of 'Wien'. Might this have something to do with her Hungarian background?
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