File spoon-archives/feyerabend.archive/feyerabend_1997/feyerabend.9704, message 85



Subject: Re: PKF: Re: Pronunciation
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 12:45:38 -0500


Hanspeter:

Thanks,
I never thought about that word, but a possible "Feuerabend" had crossed my
mind, hence my more latinate pronunciation.


Cheers,
Michael

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> From: Hanspeter Schmid <schmid-AT-isi.ee.ethz.ch>
> To: feyerabend-AT-jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
> Subject: Re: PKF: Re: Pronunciation
> Date: Tuesday, April 08, 1997 10:50 AM
> 
> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Thayer <mthayer-AT-ix.netcom.com> writes:
> 
>     >> How do you pronounce "Feyerabend"?
>  
>     Michael> I have always pronounced it Fay-er abend.
> 
> Feyerabend is pronounced like the German word Feierabend (some posh
> ancestor of PKF actually had the i changed to a y just because this
> made the name less frequent).
> 
> It's pronounced Fire-abend, where the `a' in `abend' sounds like the
> `a' in parcel.
> 
> Cheerio, Hanspeter
> -- 
> Hanspeter Schmid                       Every halfway intelligent theory
has 
>     Researcher (Analogue IC Design)                  of course
>   Signal Processing Laboratory, ETHZ.   lots of idiots among its
defenders
> http://www.isi.ee.ethz.ch/~schmid/                (P.K.Feyerabend)
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