how is Haskell pronounced?

Keith Wansbrough Keith.Wansbrough at
Mon Oct 6 15:08:43 EDT 2003

> The subject says it all.  I've been using haskell for over a year, but I
> have no idea how to pronounce it.  I tend to oscillate between rhyming with
> "fell" and rhyming with "full".  In the former case the accent goes on the
> second syllable as in "Pascal", while in the latter case it goes on the
> first, as in "rascal" or "tattle".  I feel silly telling people what a
> great language it is, when I can't even pronounce its name...  :)

For me it rhymes with "tattle" - technically, the second vowel is a "schwa".  Stress is on the first syllable.

--KW 8-)
Keith Wansbrough <kw217 at>
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

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