pronouncing Neil Gaiman
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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