Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Babbling brook floods over

I've posted a few times about the pronunciation of babel and I've noticed that the most common Google™ searches leading to my page are looking for information about the pronunciation.

Today on Charlie Rose I heard Alejandro González Iñárritu pronounce the word as a rhyme with "babble." That's the most common pronunciation I've heard in the media and from actors. I don't think I've heard anyone in the media refer to the film using the pronunciation [bejb] rhyming with stable.

And now I've seen that the issue has made it onto the AP wire. Granted, as far as issues go, that doesn't put it in very select company.

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