[Ads-l] how to say "Paul Krugman"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Nov 24 21:21:36 EST 2018


> On Nov 24, 2018, at 8:13 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I heard Paul say his name on Facebook.  Turns out the vowel in "Krug" is the same as in "crook" (no aspersions meant).  So in truespel it would be spelled ~~Paul Kroogmin~~  as I heard him say his own name.  Who knew.

Well, that’s the only way I’ve ever heard it pronounced, so I guess I knew. In principle, I suppose the first syllable could have been pronounced to rhyme with “plug” or with “Moog”; after all, Jack Klugman pronounced his name as /kl^gm at n/ rather than /klUgm at n/, but I’ve only ever heard it as /krUgm at n/.

LH

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