pronouncing Neil Gaiman

deborah deborah at suberic.net
Fri Nov 21 12:35:48 EST 2003


On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

|Deborah commented
|
|>On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
|>|Gaiman rhymes with Lehmann, anyhow.  Just to confuse people.
|>Interesting.  'Round these parts, I'd pronounce that second name
|>"Leeman".
|
|Where's that to?  I haven't met anyone who had the name and said it that
|way, and I'd've noticed, because it was my name for twenty years.  My
|family don't, and I don't think John, or Rosamund, or Lotte did.  How about
|the banking family?  (I haven't ever met one of them.)

among the Jews of New England, and in formerly German areas of
Pennsylvania is where I have heard my pronunciation.

-deborah
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