[lit-ideas] Donnelliana

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  • Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:23:56 -0500

At Cornell, Max Black called Donnellan (who was his graduate student)  
"Donnell'an". Donnellan was too shy to correct Black -- 'in awe' of Black,  
even. (Donnellan's preferred, 'correct', pronunciation was, of course,  
"Donn'ellan"). It was only when Donnellan moved to UCLA that the  pronunciation 
"Do'nnellan" became more standard: he was then allowed to set the  record 
straight. 
 
Cheers,

Speranza
 
 

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