[Wikipedia-l] Re: The value of Pronunciation

Anthere anthere9 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 4 16:57:49 UTC 2005

When I met Gerard in Rotterdam, he said "hi, I am Gerard". I answered I 
did not know him... Could not recognise a name though it is a name used 
in France...he had to spell it :-)


Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales a écrit:
> David Gerard wrote:
>>By the way, I would strongly questoin GerardM's assertion that the person's
>>way of pronouncing their name is *correct*, in the sense of people
>>pronouncing it differently being *incorrect*.
> :-) As a matter of courtesy I try really hard to pronounce GerardM's
> name in the way that he does (Dutch way) but it's basically impossible
> for me, and feels embarassing.  So I vary between just giving up and
> pronouncing it the American way, and mangling it. ;-)
> --Jimbo

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