Thursday, September 17, 2009

[Idle Musings] On Lao Names

People say Lao names are complicated, but it's not like we have a monopoly: Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Wislawa Szymborska. Yusef Komunyakaa. Picasso's full name? Google THAT and say it. I've seen people screw up names like Dumas.

If people care enough, they learn to say it right eventually. If not, so what?

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