Pronouncing "Sjonna"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 23 15:08:52 UTC 2008

"Psmith. The 'P' is silent."

Mark Mandel

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:57 AM, Douglas G. Wilson <douglas at> wrote:

> Could be. Similarly I could name my son "Samuel" (so written) and just
> assert that it must always be pronounced plain "Sam" ... or I could name
> my daughter "Roberta" but pronounce it "Robert" ... but either would
> surely be an unusual approach, right?
> I think one would want to make inquiry of that person who promulgates
> the non-intuitive pronunciation.
> -- Doug Wilson

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