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    Re: Pronunciation of "Marcq Saint-Hilaire"
    From: FS
    Date: 2006 Feb 9, 07:35 -0800

    --- Ken Gebhart  wrote:
    > My two cents worth is that you should pronounce the name
    > exactly the way it is written in English.  After all, the people
    > in St. Cloud Minnesota don't say San Clood, nor would a Frenchman
    > even understand your American pronunciation of rendezvous (or at
    > least he would turn up his nose).
    >
    
    Yes, I agree it makes less difference than the oblateness of the Earth,
    but it is nice to know how the man pronounced his own name.  My name in
    its original German, Schr?der, is pronounced "shrer-dah".  In the part
    of the US where I was born, it was "shray-der", but when I moved south,
    it became "shro-der" via the vox populi.  So right here in America my
    brother and I have different surnames.
    
    > By the way, I understand the whole name is Adolphe-Laurent-
    > Anatole-Marcq de Blonde de St. Hilaire
    
    An interesting tidbit I shall also use in class.  My attempt to
    pronounce that will give needed comic relief.
    
    Something I've wondered about: with the Winter Olympics coming up and
    "Torino" raised to international prominence, are our Anglican cousins
    sticking with "Turin" or going along with the "correct" Torino?  But
    that's off-topic.
    
    -Jeff Schroeder
    Gulf Breeze, Florida
    30?23.4'N   87?05.7'W
    
    
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