[Ads-l] talib

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 13 21:59:06 EDT 2018


Could be the “rhythm rule”; it’s a-KEEB ta-LEEB, not only both stressed on the final but rhyming.  Maybe if his name were “Caleb Talib” it would revert to the penult.  


> On Aug 13, 2018, at 7:00 PM, Galen Buttitta <satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> It’s interesting. For NFL player Aqib Talib, everyone appears to pronounce his name “ta-LEEB”. The pronunciation “TALL-lib” is closer to the original Arabic. (I’d use IPA but I have no access to an appropriate keyboard at the moment.)
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>> On Aug 13, 2018, at 17:59, 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.)
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>> JL
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>> JL
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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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