correct pronunciation of "Pogge"
April 16, 2008 1:31 AM   Subscribe

How do I pronounce POGGE? in Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge.

I've heard various versions. Which is correct?
posted by verisimilitude to Religion & Philosophy (9 answers total)
I don't know if he's from the same family of "Pogge" as the hockey player Justin Pogge, but the official NHL pronunciation guide for the media says that Pogge is pronounced "POH-gee."
posted by amyms at 1:39 AM on April 16, 2008

Best answer: In this case the pronunciation is pog-uh. Somewhat like 'frogger' but with no 'r' sound.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 1:47 AM on April 16, 2008

Just chiming in to support le morte de bea arthur's version since the guy is German.
posted by ClarissaWAM at 4:52 AM on April 16, 2008

Thirded. Although I'd make the O a bit longer. Almost (but not quite) like Polka with a G.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:07 AM on April 16, 2008

I usually hear the version amyms gave. And he makes lots more sense than does Rawls on global justice. :-)
posted by paultopia at 10:01 AM on April 16, 2008

Yeah, I've always heard POH-gee, with soft "g" like "gee whiz", not hard "g" like "got".
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:48 PM on April 16, 2008

DAMMIT - NO. That's backwards from what I meant to say. Ignore previous comment. Here is the real comment:

Yeah, from political philosophers I've always heard POH-gee, with a hard "g" like "got", not a soft "g" like "gee whiz". It almost sounds like "pokey". There is a video linked from Pogge's own website where he is introduced this way.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:14 PM on April 16, 2008

direct link to the video
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:16 PM on April 16, 2008

also speculation, since I don't know him personally, but many who call him a friend say poh-guh. I'm thinking specifically of Matthias Risse, David Reidy, and Kok-Chor Tan, who all mostly call him Thomas but retreat to Poh-guh in some public settings.
posted by anotherpanacea at 8:24 AM on April 24, 2008

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