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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 25 00:25:13 EST 2018


> On Nov 25, 2018, at 12:23 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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> 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. 

Or if you prefer, “droog” as in Clockwork Orange (and apparently alive and well, according to urbandic.)
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>> 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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>>> LH
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>>>> Tom Zurinskas,
>>>> Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 14.
>>>> truespel phonetics free converter and  tutorials - http://truespel.com
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