Friday, February 23, 2007

You Say Babel, I Say Babble?

On "A Way with Words," there's no topic more touchy than pronunciation. So, how do you say the name of the movie "Babel"? Even Brad Pitt doesn't know.


Anonymous Kris Lockyear said...

The British Englsh pronunciation would be "bay-bell", I have never heard it pronounced "babble".

12:20 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Hi, Kris -- Thanks for the input. Judging by your site, looks like you must know a thing or two about Babel (or Babylon, anyway)!

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an article in which screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga said that a linguist told him that the "bay-bull" pronunciation is the correct one.

8:10 PM  

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