Please don't say it rhymes with "penis"
May 22, 2009 8:45 AM Subscribe
How do you pronounce the last name of Emmanuel Levinas?
posted by AngerBoy to Writing & Language (10 answers total)
The Wikipedia entry
indicates that the accent is on the middle syllable, but it specifies that that's the "French pronunciation," so I'm not sure if we Yanks ought to pronounce it differently.
I've heard it said:
and, then, just this week, I heard someone pronounce it
And I really hope that's not it. I just don't want the guy's name to rhyme with "penis".
Anyone know for sure?