[Haskell-cafe] anybody can tell me the pronuncation of "haskell"?

Anton van Straaten anton at appsolutions.com
Tue Jan 29 12:21:49 EST 2008

jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:
> Tim Chevalier writes:
>> ... I think the usual convention is to
>> pronounce names in the manner of the language that the person who has
>> the name speaks. (Preferably just to pronounce people's names the way
>> they say them.)
>> (The first convention doesn't work with my last name, though the
>> second one does.)
> Oh, people!
> I try hard to degenerate this discussion into a pure delirium traemens, and
> you still keep its serious intellectual contents intact! I bet that you
> don't even smile, writing your terrible off-topic postings!
> If you wish so...
> Tim, there cannot be any USUAL CONVENTION, unless you are conditioned by
> your anglo-saxon keyboard.
> There is no truly established way to translate non-standard diacritics.
> Even without, there are pronunciation variants, look how many versions
> of "Mustapha" names there are in the world. Try to transmit my family
> name to a Japanese, using Katakana (which, being syllabic, gives you many
> choices...)
> The information world today is far from a purely oral tradition. I think
> that the only sane attitude is just let people distort everything as they
> wish, and don't get nervous. 

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