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From: Urban Lindqvist
To: phoNet@egroups.com
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2000 8:34 AM
Subject: [phoNet] Trivia

Two important persons that have been mentioned here a few times are Labov
and Ladefoged. But how do they pronounce their names?

Labov (American) [l@'bAv]
Ladefoged (British, though UCLA-based) ['ladI,f@UgId]
US [lə'bαv], UK [lə'bɒv]
UK ['lædɪˌfəʊgɪd], US ['læɾəˌfoʊgəd]
BTW, there is a famous British dialectologist and phonetician called Peter Trudgill ['tɹʌdgɪl]. I've met native speakers of English who didn't know how to pronounce his surname (a dialectal version of "treadle").