"Norval" ... How do *you* pronounce it?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Aug 28 14:01:09 UTC 2009

At 2:31 AM -0400 8/28/09, Wilson Gray wrote:
>I got a note from Facebook telling me that Norval [Surname] had become
>my Fb-friend. That reminded me of a grade-school classmate of mine
>down home in Texas. His name was Norval Moore, pronounced
>approximately [na:ve at l mo].
The only Norval I know is Richards, and I pronounce his name
['nOrv at l].  I have no idea if he does.


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