Post by Tony Cooper Post by Tak To Post by Madrigal Gurneyhalt Post by Quinn C Post by email@example.com Post by Peter Moylan
A political candidate in this region has first name Jaimie. Not having
met this name before, I almost automatically pronounced it Hymie.
Incorrectly, as it turned out.
Apparently, the English unisex given name "Jaimie" has the variations
of "Jaime", "Jami", Jamie, Jayme and Jaymi, which are all pronounced
The pronunciation of (or close to) "Hymie" can only match the spelling
"Jaime", and in that case, it's a Spanish masculine given name, which
is indeed pronounced as [?xai me].
Obviously, people do get confused between Jamie and Jaime.
No they get confused by Jaime and Jaime being pronounced,
correctly, in several different ways. The most famous Jaimes
(actresses King and Murray, for example) pronounce it Jay-me
so it's no surprise that people assume that's always how it's
The most famous Jaime is arguably Jaime Lannister
Whenever someone refers to someone being famous, and I have absolutely
no idea of who the supposed famous person is or was, I look up that
I did, and I am in agreement with the word "arguably" in the
statement. Very arguable.
Agreed. I know and adore Jaime Murray, but wouldn't have been sure
about the spelling of her first name.
When I tried to pull a "famous Jaime" out of my head, I came up with
Jaime Laredo, but he's not even in the list of famous Jaimes at
Wikipedia (gotta change that.)
Post by Tony Cooper
I do assume that "Jamie" is pronounced "Jay-me", but I don't have any
idea how to pronounce "Nikolaj" (the actor who plays Jamie). He's
Danish, so my brother might know. His wife's first name is Nukâka,
and she's from Greenland.
I would not like to be the person that has to introduce this couple.
I think it's a safe bet that in "Nikolaj", each letter but the last has
it's most usual pronunciation. But that's hard on English speakers, who
are used to using letters in various unusual ways.
The j is the only letter that raises any question in my mind, but in
the combination aj at the end, I'd go with /j/. I.e., I'm pretty sure
/nikolaj/ or /nIkolaj/ is at least pretty close. Surprise?
An elusive creature living in a program that makes it incorrect.
The activity of "debugging," or removing bugs from a program, ends
when people get tired of doing it, not when the bugs are removed.
Disclaimer: I, Quinn, don't believe this fairly describes all