[Ads-l] Rowling pronunciation

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 10 01:55:13 UTC 2016

How long is it going to be, before I finally catch on to the fact that this
thread has nothing to do with the pronunciation of _Rowling_?!

Yes, it's true. I have not yet heard anyone speak this name.

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:33 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

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