> Hi all.
> I’m 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’ 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… which means I take a stand
> and explain that it is the correct pronunciation in his/her
> homeland…which in turn usually triggers the reply that we are
> in America and speak American, blah, blah, blah…the 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’ native tongue? And how about those of
> you in other countries?
> Glenda, in Rockingham, NC