juliette at harvestroad.com
Mon Jun 26 22:12:19 EDT 2006
It is pronounced "Ma-righ-a" in the Recorded Book of BM, which is read
by DWJ's sister Ursular Jones. I wonder if UJ asked DWJ how to pronounce
it, or if that is the way it was commonly pronounced in their family.
Emma Comerford wrote:
> At 03:19 PM 22/06/2006, Judith Ridge wrote:
>> On 22/6/06 2:34 PM, "Elizabeth Evans" <er.evans at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>> > Lili asked:
>> > Aunt Maria is from Black Maria.
>> > Oh, and do we say "Ma-REE-a" (as in, "I just met a girl named...")
>> > or "Ma-RIGH-a" (to rhyme with higher)
>> > - _ - _ - _ -
>> > Normally I would call a girl Ma-REE-a (as in West Side Story), but
>> because a
>> > Black Maria (pronounced like higher) is a well-known term for a police
>> > transportation vehicle - (a.k.a. paddy-wagon), I always think of
>> her as Aunt
>> > Maraiah.
> I always assumed the paddy wagon was pronounced "Ma-REE-a" and
> pronounced the book title accordingly! Although I have a vague feeling
> the list may have pointed this out before and I had chosen to forgotten.
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