[LMB] Pronunciation of Lady Alys' name

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Tue Aug 20 20:12:27 BST 2019


On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 06:05:35PM +0000, Harvey Fishman wrote:
> 
> I've always pronounced it as Alice and I figured that Lois was just
> punning.

in fact I've seen Alys used contemporarily. given that so many
parents have this thing for odd spellings of common names I never
thought of it being anything but "Alice".
> 
> Harvey
> 
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> >Raye asks a name pronunciation question. I have found that the only person who really knows is the name holder. Usually a person with a name with 2 (or more) legitimate pronunciations will respond to any of them the first time you talk to them and only correct you if it really matters.
> >   Frank
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> >From: Raye Johnsen<mailto:raye_j at yahoo.com>
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> >Subject: [LMB] Pronunciation of Lady Alys' name
> >
> >... Does anyone have a definitive answer?
> >I've been pronouncing it "Al-leez" but in a recent RL discussion, the fellow Bujold fan I was talking with referred to her as "Al-lis".
> >Does anyone know which is right?
> >Raye
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