Pronouncing Names Correctly

Revisiting getting the names right.

Sarah's Notebook

Everybody likes you to get their name right. (FYI you say the U in Uthoff, you don’t pronounce it.) Many people get hung up, saying Al-MON-zo, instead of Al-MAN-zo for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s husband. For a chance to hear authors say their own names. Look at this website that was recently recommended on LM_Net.

http://www.teachingbooks.net/pronunciations.cgi

UPDATED March 31 2017: All these years later and it’s still a very useful website. Look for your favorite author’s name recorded in their own voice. I fixed a typo, checked the link, and added my current signature block.

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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