"Norval" ... How do *you* pronounce it?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 1 01:29:16 UTC 2009

Back in the '60's, there was a jazz man of the name, Johnny Lyttell
[,laI 'tEl]. I understand that this name is pronounced ['lItl], in
some unsoulful varieties of English, or even [liTl], ef you kin bleee


On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 5:51 PM, Mark Mandel<thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
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> "I am the Dean and this is Mrs. Liddell.
> She plays the first, and I the second fiddle."
> (source: Gardner, M., The Annotated Alice, 1998, p.100)
> cited at http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/alice9.html
> ISTR also some mention by Carroll of "the two little girls", punning
> on the name. Gardner probably has it, but I'm AFB (away from book) at
> the moment.
> m a m
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