[Vwoolf] Talland House

Mark Scott mark.travis at frontier.com
Mon Feb 3 22:33:17 EST 2020

My experience is that Americans pronounce it both ways.  As Jeremy Hawthorne wrote, the city in Missouri (not Kansas or Illinois) is pronounced Saint “Lewis” (Louis) whereas the great jazz trumpeter is almost always referred to as “Loo – ee” (Louis) Armstrong.  

Mark Scott
Common Reader

From: Mary Ellen Foley via Vwoolf 
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 2:38 PM
To: Jeremy Hawthorn 
Cc: vwoolf 
Subject: Re: [Vwoolf] Talland House

We say Lewis, and Maggie, thank you for letting us know!!

Mary Ellen

On Mon, 3 Feb 2020 at 18:42, Jeremy Hawthorn via Vwoolf <vwoolf at lists.osu.edu> wrote:

  Ordered and anticipated!

  And a bit of trivia. Do Americans pronounce Woolf's "Louis" "Lewis"or "Loo - ee"? Saint Louis is Saint Lewis (except when sung by Chuck Berry), so I found myself wondering. Brits I think all use Loo - ee, although I'm open to correction on this.

  I may have asked this before, if so apologies.

  Jeremy H

  On 03.02.2020 17:24, Maggie Humm via Vwoolf wrote:

    Dear Woolfians

    This is shameless self-promotion but the exciting news came today that my novel Talland House is now on Amazon:



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