[Ads-l] Peter Strzok

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 14 20:28:08 EST 2017


>From the point of view of the phonetics of Polish, I go with Brewer's

> <Strzok> = [stʂɔk SH-CHAWK]

But Google says that he's an American, which means that the pronunciation
is whatever Peter S. says that it is. I used to have a co-worker named _van
Eijckhoutte_. He pronounced it "VANikit."

Youneverknow.

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> CNN says "Struck."
>
> JL
>
> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:18 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > "Is The Polish Surname Strzok Pronounced "Stroke"? ... "Strock"? ...
> > 'Sterzok'? ... "
> > Peter Strzok
> > Tucker Calrson says [STROCK].  Sean Hannity says [STRUCK].
> >
> > Cf. Wikip s.v. <Paweł Strzelecki> [ˈpavɛw  stʂɛˈlɛt͡skʲi].
> > Ergo, <Strz-> is evidently pronounced in Polish as [stʂ-]. It may sound
> > something like Russian <щ- [SH-CH-]>, as in <щёк> 'of cheeks'.
> > Therefore, possibly <Strzok> = [stʂɔk ~ stʂok, SH-CHAWK ~ SH-CHOKE], vel
> > sim.
> > Пожалуйста, слушайте и повторяйте: щи, борщ.
> > (I vote for <STERZOK> (Son of Spock).)
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