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.