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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000034.txt from 1998/04

From: Jacqueline Eastwood <eastwooj@-----.EDU>
Subj: Late response to Re: Ralphing
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 16:45:58 -0500

On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Mark Charette wrote:

> Shouryu Nohe wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Mark Charette wrote:
> >
> > > Joshua M. Coleman wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 27 Mar 1998 BKruse@-----.com wrote:
> > > > > It can't be "RAY-fur" because then it would be spelt "Ralpher"
> > > > Wouldn't that be pronounced (RAL-fuhr)?
> > >
> > > Not by Mr. Von Williams.
> > >
> > > Ding.
> >
> > I suspect that there's something to do with Ralph VAUGHN Williams here,
> > but as a lowly college student, I'm very clueless.
>
> As I ding myself, knowing better than to write Von vs. Vaughn. Forgot my
> vitamin E today, and now long term memory is suffering. Luckily my
> college days are well in the past. ("Mr. Charette, are you sleeping in
> class again? Perhaps when you're running that reactor you could grace us
> with your baby blues?" - Adm. Rickover, gazing in my general
> direction ...)
>
> > (Perhaps not as
> > clueless as the HS students...or Josh...Lord knows NO one could be
> > more...er, nevermind).
> >
> > Is his name not pronounced the traditional RalfVonWillyumz as it is
> > deceptively spelled, or what?
>
> What. Pronounced Rayf .
> --
> Mark Charette | "This is a very democratic organization, so let's
> charette@-----. All those who disagree with me, raise
> MIKA Systems, Inc.| their hands." - Eugene Ormandy
> Webmaster of http://www.sneezy.org/clarinet, The Clarinet Pages
>
I'm going to DING you all -- it's Ralph VAUGHAN Williams. That's right --
V-A-U-G-H-A-N. I must stand up for my countryman! Rule Britannia, or
whatever.

Jacqueline Eastwood
University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra
eastwooj@-----.edu

   
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