[Ads-l] talib

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 13 18:58:16 EDT 2018


> On Aug 13, 2018, at 5:59 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> That's everybody on TV is pronouncing it.
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> Wikipedia has a bio, but (unusually) no pronunciation.
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> Listers will recall the Heidi Przybyla controversy. And let's not forget
> Hoda Kotb.)
> 
> JL

And in those cases, the (I assume) mispronunciation doesn’t yield a homonymy with the singular of “Taliban”.  /talib/ for “Tlaib” looks like an anagram, although maybe with triconsonantal roots it’s more complicated.

LH

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> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:33 PM Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Last night on MSNBC, Chuck Todd reported on Rashida Tlaib's primary
>> victory, pronouncing her name "talib."  He must have been influenced by
>> Alfred Noyes "The Highwayman," talot talot.
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>> Herb
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