[LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re: late-seriescopy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun Sep 20 03:12:11 BST 2015


> On Sep 19, 2015, at 6:52 PM, Jennifer Johnson <jennifer.johnson2557 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On 19 September 2015 at 20:42, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> Want to take a punt (no Googling) at "Featherstonehaugh"?
>> 
> Fan-shaw if I recall correctly. It was used in a novel as 'proof' that
> someone wasn't who they said they were, because they pronounced it
> phonetically.


I like the pronunciation of the name of the protagonist in _The Rook_.   It was *not* pronounced the traditional way.    I see time and again, parents picking how to pronounce their kids’ names.


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