Kamala versus Daenerys
Names, Mayflower mouth, and the politics of mispronunciation and dispronunciation
Mispronunciation is people trying too feebly and in vain to say our names — and dispronunciation is people saying our names incorrectly on purpose, as if to remind us whose country this really is.
“Mispronunciation is a matter of limited tongues. Dispronunciation is a matter of limited hearts. For as long as I can remember, I have had to navigate around the shortcomings of both organs.” I wrote something very personal about Mayflower mouth and me.
"Mispronunciation is a matter of limited tongues. Dispronunciation is a matter of limited hearts. For as long as I can remember, I have had to navigate around the shortcomings of both organs." I can definitely relate,
On names and pronunciations- Kamala versus Daenerys by
I am liking this distinction between 'mispronunciation' and 'dispronunciation'
Great piece by
or as I like to call him: AH-nund: Kamala versus Daenerys -
my name is Sridhar. (it's pronounced Sri-dhar; or 'say breather, now sridhar') it means bringer of good fortune / virtue. if you can say Buttigieg Djokovic Shostakovich etc but can't say my name, not sure what your real struggle is... Vote Kamala .
Chris C. Martin
Good article about how fame rather than Western-ness matters when it comes to pronunciation. IMHO The reason for the mispronunciation of Indian names is that the first and most common vowel in Hindi is अ which has no