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Pronunciation

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Glenda (gjmoore)
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 15:19:00 -0500


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Hi all.

I=92m not sure if this has been discussed before, but the mention of the =
correct pronunciation of "van Gogh" has raised a long-time question for =
me. In college many of my professors insisted we use correct =
pronunciation (as pronounced in the artists=92 homeland). As an art =
educator I feel compelled to do this, however, I am often reluctant due =
to the usual response from others. It irritates me that they feel the =
need to correct me=85 which means I take a stand and explain that it is =
the correct pronunciation in his/her homeland=85which in turn usually =
triggers the reply that we are in America and speak American, blah, =
blah, blah=85the debate goes on. By this time, I not only have =
forgotten what I was saying, but am not in the mood to continue the =
conversation. How do the rest of you here in the USA pronounce =
names?...as most Americans have learned to do so, or by the artists=92 =
native tongue? And how about those of you in other countries?

Glenda, in Rockingham, NC

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Hi all.

I’m not sure if this has been discussed before, = but the=20 mention of the correct pronunciation of "van Gogh" has raised = a=20 long-time question for me. In college many of my professors insisted we = use=20 correct pronunciation (as pronounced in the artists’ homeland). As = an art=20 educator I feel compelled to do this, however, I am often = reluctant  due to=20 the usual response from others. It irritates me that they feel the need = to=20 correct me… which means I take a stand and explain that it is the = correct=20 pronunciation in his/her homeland…which in turn usually triggers = the=20 reply that we are in America and speak American, blah, blah, = blah…the=20 debate goes on.  By this time, I not only have forgotten what I was = saying,=20 but am not in the mood to continue the conversation.  How do the = rest of=20 you here in the USA pronounce names?...as most Americans have learned to = do so,=20 or by the artists’ native tongue?  And how about those of you = in=20 other countries?

Glenda,  in Rockingham, NC

 

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