[Haskell-cafe] anybody can tell me the pronuncation of "haskell"?
tanimoto at arizona.edu
Tue Jan 29 12:22:21 EST 2008
Jerzy, keep posting, I'm enjoying this magic cultural trip. : )
Paulo Tanimoto (pronounce it as you please)
On Jan 29, 2008 10:13 AM, <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
> 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. Those distortions are unavoidable, languages
> are evolving creatures.
> ... And a good part of English has been established by those Francophone
> Vikings who won the battle of Hastings in 1066, beginning their campaign
> from where I usually live and work.
> ... Not forgetting that before them there were Danish Vikings, coming from
> the place where I sit now...
> Arigato gozaimasu.
> Jerzy Karczmarczuk.
> PS. If you think that "arigato" is a genuine Japanese word, well, check
> how the appropriately translated word is spelled in Portuguese...
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