[Ads-l] Rowling pronunciation

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 9 06:33:45 UTC 2016

> On Jun 8, 2016, at 9:26 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> According to Sarah Lyall, who attended a preview of Part One of "Harty Potter and the Cursed Child" in London on Tuesday, "We learn once and for all that Voldemart is pronounced with a silent T: 'vol-DE-more'."  (Today's NYTimes.)
> (Not where I would put the accent,

Me neither.  But she does spell the name "Voldemort", which explains the last syllable, if anyone was wondering.  Of course "Voldemart" could be either (i) a way to respect the "he who must not be named" constraint or (ii) an emporium selling spin-off products relating to the Dark Lord for the discerning Harry Potter fan who has everything else.  


> but its her choice, as she's one of the story co-writers.)
> Joel
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