Tuesday, February 3, 2009

La-a (Child's Name)


The Spectator [UK]
3 February 2009

Department of Pronunciation

Alex Massie

A friend's wife was conducting a teacher training session in Anacostia, Washington DC the other day: [...]

[In one of her classes there was a child named Bukat (pronounced Bukuhtee, as in Booker T. Washington) and one named La-a (pronounced Ladasha).]

UPDATE: In the comments Corey points out that Snopes have investigated La-a previously and classified it as "undetermined". Well, all I can say is that I trust my friend's wife. If she says there's a kid named La-a in Anacostia, I reckon there is such a kid.