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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 25 00:23:01 EST 2018


I guess you’re right about that, when I say it to myself.  I meant the vowel in “Boog”, as in Boog Powell, the old Orioles first baseman. 

> On Nov 24, 2018, at 10:12 PM, Galen Buttitta <satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> The vowel in “Moog” is /o:/, isn’t it?
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> On Nov 24, 2018, at 21:21, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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>>> 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.
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>> 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/.
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