[sw-l] offtopic: Stokoe's name pronounciation

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Jun 10 17:11:47 UTC 2005

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June 10, 2005

> Tomáš Klapka in the Czech Republic wrote:
> I am very interested... how to pronounce Stokoe's name, because
> everybody pronounce it as [stouki:] ([sto-kee]) here in the Czech
> republic.
> I always thought it is [stokou], like "-oe" in for example word
> "toe". I have never seen/heard "-oe" pronounced as the "e" sound....

Hello Tomas!
I always pronounced it like this:

(rhymes with the English word GO)

(sounds like the English word KEY)

It is an unusual name and I am sure there are several

Val ;-)

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