Como se dice en ingles
January 7, 2008 7:44 PM Subscribe
In a conversation consisting entirely of English speakers, how should I pronounce the name Jorge Luis Borges?
posted by ludwig_van to Writing & Language (47 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I skimmed this previous thread
, but it was hard to find a consensus there, and this particular case wasn't mentioned but comes up frequently for me.
I tend to pronounce it like the Spanish (I speak Spanish decently), but I sometimes feel awkward doing so. But pronouncing Borges so it rhymes with "gorgeous" sounds really goofy to me, and I don't know how else one could pronounce Jorge.
Is there a standard English pronunciation for his name?