> Noam Chomsky's first name is generally pronounced /no:m/, right? (as > opposed to other "Noam"s where the /a/ is pronounced). > > So i was wondering, do any of his ideological/theory-disagreeing > opponents call him "the Gnome" /no:m/ as an insult? ;-) > > > -Stephen (Steg) > "i defend myself, therefore i exist." > ~ herbert pagani > This wouldn't work in my dialect of english. :(( Well.... not if his surname is /no:m/ regardless of dialect... I have a diphthong in Gnome. Just thought I'd start YAEPT. :p lol.