Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans (chop-uh-too-luss)
Wayne Thiebaud (tee-bo)
Uwe Timm (ooh-veh)
Tzvetan Todorov (tsveh-tahn toh-duh-roff)
Colm Tóibín (~column toh-been)
Ernst Troeltsch (trolch)
Edward Tufte (tuff-tee)
Tulane University (too-lane)
Ivan Turgenev (yvonne turr-gain-yevv)
George W. S. Trow (like ’grow’)
Michel Houllebecq (he doesn’t care)
Joos van Cleve (yohss fon clay-vuh)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (meez fonn der roh-uh)
Rogier van der Weyden (~ro-kheer fon dur vay-dun)
Arnoldus Vanderhorst, ultimate namesake of Luther (vandross)
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch pronunciation: ~finch-ant fan hawh)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (ahn-toe-nee fon lay-when-hook)
Rembrandt van Rijn (remm-brondt fon rain)
Ludvík Vaculík (lood-veekvatz-oo-leek)
Johannes Vermeer (yo-hann-iss furr-meer)
Jones Very (jonas veery)
Vladimir Voinovich (vlah-dee-meer voy-noh-vitch)
Ludwig von Mises (fonn meez-ess)
Georg Henrik von Wright (fon vrikt)
Ayelet Waldman (eye-yell-it)
Quvenzhané Wallis (kwuh-ven-zhuh-nay)
Robert Walser (valzer)
Evelyn St. John Waugh (eve-linn sin-jun wahh)
Max Weber (veigh-burr)
Simone Weil (zee-moanveigh)
Elie Wiesel (eel-eevee-zell)
Ludwig Wittgenstein (vitt-genn-shtein)
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (wood-house)
David Wojnarowicz (voy-nah-roh-vitch)
Hermann Wouk (woke)
Woyzeck, Büchner play (voight-zikk)
Joseph Wright of Derby (right of dahr-bee)
William Butler Yeats (yates)
Yerkes Observatory (yer-keys)
Yoknapatawpha County, Faulkner setting (yolk-nuh-pah-taw-fa)
Robert Zajonc (zai-unts)
Slavoj Žižek (slah-voi zhee-zhek)
Andrzej Żuławski (ahn-drey zhu-wavv-ski)
1 Portuguese has a much more complicated phonetics than English & so these are especially approximate.
2 Because Giacometti was from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland a kind of second order snobbishness has descended on the pronunciation of his name. Most people who would judge you pronounce it as you would in Italian (jah-coh-mett-ee) but an inner-inner circle insist on correcting even these people with the Swiss-Italian pronunciation listed here.
3 The pronunciation of the -ch as soft instead of hard, unlike every other instance in German, was contrived after the philosopher’s death to avoid a near-homophony with that language’s word for ‘fuck.’
4 The last syllable doesn’t have an English equivalent but rhymes with the French pronunciation of Jean’s.
5 The first letter (qaf/qof/ق) has no equivalent in English or any other Western language and is more glottal than either of the sounds starting these approximations.
I drove up to Orlando to see Animal Collective last night. The venue was great, the show was great, my night was great. But, lots of rain and angry dancing assholes put a damper on the night. It was weird how mean spirited so many of the people were at the concert. Just a few examples: My friends were called “colored hat douchebags” for trying to help me get to the front and a 19 year old girl started yelling at my friend because the crowds of moshing people pushed him into her. Don’t get me wrong, there’s always the extremely happy and loving people (usually on drugs) at these concerts which make up for all of the bad attributes of live shows.
Animal Collective played mainly new songs, with some old ones thrown in like “Summertime Clothes” and “Did You See the Words?”. Deakin was there too, although you couldn’t really tell. Their encore was maybe two songs, neither of which was a recognizable song. The transitions between their songs was almost seamless, which is necessary for a good AnCo show.
I really hope I get to see them again. Until then, this is the only picture I managed to take at the show.
She’s doing a magnificent job. She’s giving a wonderful, fireworks performance that is so touching. I think it is a PERFECT movie, it will be nominated for best picture. […] She’s really really good. Look, she’s going to win a second Oscar, and it’s going to come soon.
GoldDerby pundits Tom O'Neil and Chris Beachum talking about Jennifer Lawrence and Joy