Pronunciation of "De Vinne"

Theodore Low De Vinne. No less an expert than Matthew Carter once clued me in that "Low," a family name, is actually pronounced to rhyme with "cow" rather than "blow." Having certainty on that, I'm recently starting to doubt that I'm pronouncing the guy's last name correctly. Any authoritative opinions?


  • Adam JagoszAdam Jagosz Posts: 174
    That's the funny thing about English, you can ask how to pronounce "De Vinne", and someone can answer "De Vinney" but in terms of English ortography the latter could be very well pronounced "De Vinnie", no? Would "De Vinnay" be less or more ambiguous?
    Sorry for the off-topic.
  • Christian ThalmannChristian Thalmann Posts: 1,093
    edited March 2017
    That's what IPA is for, people. :#   [də ˈvɪn], [də ˈvɪnə], [də ˈvɪneɪ], or [də ˈvɪni]?

  • Ain't nobody got time fo' dat.
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