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Re: Name mangling (Was: Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!)

From:Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 3:51
On 9 Mar 2005, at 2.33 pm, Christian Thalmann wrote:

> John Cowen: Johan [jo:n], obviously. There's also the > variants Jandse [jandz] and Jondse [jAndz] from > Johannes. Cowen: Maybe Cauven ['kawv@]. Incidentally, > I always thought you were pronounced /kow@n/.
The traditional pronunciation is indeed the one you given. John, however, tells a story wherein his father's PE teacher (I think) regularly mispronounced it as Cow-en, and the pronunciation stuck. (Note for instance John's name in Lojban is _la djan kau,n_, as you can see from e.g. <>.) -- Tristan.