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.

3 Comments:

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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