[LMB] Possibly Silly Question

Mark A. Mandel thnidu at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 13 03:21:41 BST 2007


I THINK I recall asking her at a con some years ago, and it was the American "j" as in "joke", not the French "j" like the "s" in "pleasure" (sound also written as "zh", although not the same as the Chinese "zh" ... never mind, ignore the digression).

But that's only IIRC.

Dr. Whom

----- Original Message ----
From: Helen Chapman <hungrycatco at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 10:16:37 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] Possibly Silly Question

Oh dear, that leaves the field well open - maybe we should hold our breath
and wait for either the author or the publisher to have her/their say
Helen

On 6/16/07, onyxhawke at onyxhawke.com <onyxhawke at onyxhawke.com> wrote:
>
> Low (h)is(s) Boo j [as in joke] old [as in cold]
>
>
> --
> "It doesn't mean that I advocate violence, but at the same time, I am not
> against using violence in self-defense. I don't call it violence when it's
> self-defense, I call it intelligence." - Malcolm X
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Dorian E. Gray" <israfel at eircom.net>
>
> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 18:44:55
> To:"Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
> Subject: [LMB] Possibly Silly Question
>
>
> Okay, this may seem like the dimmest-witted question ever, but it's been
> bugging me.
>
> How is Our Glorious Author's name correctly pronounced?
>
> "McMaster", I can manage.  But I have never in real life met anyone called
> "Lois", so I don't know if my assumption of "Loh-iss" is right.  And
> "Bujold"?  Is the J like in "jump"?  Or is it (as I've been pronouncing
> it)
> a soft "zh" sound?  Or something else altogether?
>
> I apologise if the answer to this question is somewhere really obvious; I
> *have* searched the website but couldn't find anything.
>
> Help?
>
> Until the sky falls on our heads...
>
> Dorian.
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> - Napoleon Bonaparte
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