pronouncing Neil Gaiman

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Nov 13 11:53:49 EST 2003


minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> Otter Perry wrote:
> 
> 
>>minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Does one really get a "u" noise from the vowels "ai"?  Is this some thing
>>>like pronouncing the surname "Sidebottom", "siddy-both-arm"?
>>
>>Not 'u'.  'Uy'.  As in 'aisle'.
> 
> 
> Thank you.  And as Charlie said, "Dai" in Welsh.  But it's not really a
> very usual way to pronounce "ai" in English, I don't think.

I agree.  And I have no idea why 'aisle' popped so accomodatingly
into my head.

I had always assumed that the name of the person in question
was pronounced to rhyme with 'layman'.  As indeed it is.

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