Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Tip on Pronouncing the Names of Foreign Writers

Perhaps you know this already. If you didn't - allow me to educate.

Czeslaw Milosz is not pronounced "Coleslaw Milosovich" as I previously thought but "Chess-wov Mee-woash." Who knew? I am putting this into everyday use along with Simone Weil (which I now know is pronounced "Vey" not "While.")

(This is a picture of the poet himself.)

1 comment:

Erin said...

Thank you for the tips, how very inswagh-swagh I feel.