stuart yeates wrote:
> Lou Burnard wrote:
>> I also feel that incompleteness and metricality are properties of
>> words, not of names.
> Yes, but there are completely different authorities metricality of names
> and words.
> There are (at least) two pronunciations of my surname, and selection
> between them can only be done by reference to the individual named,
> rather than by reference to a linguistic context.
> Even within New Zealand there are regional variations on people's first
> guess as to the correct pronunciation.
I think this tends to support my argument: surely your *name* is still
"Yeates" whether I pronounce it to rhyme with Keats or Bates?