[Greenbuilding] pronunciation

Alan Abrams alan at abramsdesignbuild.com
Sat Sep 29 20:02:14 PDT 2012


Go Kat Go-- I finished my bachelor's degree (which I began the summer out
of high school) at age 53.  still studying and learning at 63.

AA


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On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Steve Houlihan <sho11 at comcast.net> wrote:

> I ran into him at a code development meeting in Palm Springs a few years
> ago and just asked him.  He laughed and told me the L was silent.  It all
> makes sense after that.
>
> It reminds me of my wife, who came from a family of orchardists. She
> always pronounces Almonds like "aammonds".  She says all the people that
> grow them pronounce it that way.  She says that by the time they get to
> market they have knocked the "L" out of them.  I have no response to that!
>
> Good for you going back to school.  I think Joe is a great person to speak
> about.
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> On 9/29/12 5:34 PM, Kat wrote:
>
>> At 41 years old I've decided to go back to school and get my bachelors'
>> degree in civil engineering.  One of the required classes (sigh... these
>> lower-level classes are definitely geared for kids) is "Intro to Public
>> Speaking."  In this class, I have to do a "tribute speech" on someone who
>> has influenced my life.  I've chosen Joe Lstiburek - and I don't even know
>> how to pronounce his last name!  I'm sure I'll find a pronunciation on the
>> web somewhere, but Wikipedia doesn't have one.  Anyone want to go in there
>> and modify that article to add a pronunciation?
>>
>> Kat
>>
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