[Greenbuilding] pronunciation

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On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Alan Abrams <alan at abramsdesignbuild.com>wrote:

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