How do you pronounce...

eliason's picture

...Maximilien Vox's last name?

Si_Daniels's picture

Be sure to update the wiki

http://typophile.com/node/28051?

speter's picture

But do the French pronounce it in the Latin manner? Paul Hewson also uses a Latin name (Bono), but we don't pronounce it in the Latin manner.

Rob O. Font's picture

Fokz.

Jongseong's picture

I would guess that it is pronounced just like how the French pronounce vox in the phrase vox populi, that is, as [vɔks]. It is a near rhyme of box in some accents of English, but the vowel is closer to the quality of the vowel in sort.

eliason's picture

Sounds sensible to me. Thanks all for your input.

speter's picture

I checked with a French typographer/linguist friend, and he said [mɑksimiljɛ̃ vɔks] (that ɛ̃ is supposed to be a nasalized vowel; it shows up correctly in the editor window here, but not when I preview). So the vox is indeed as the Latin.

eliason's picture

Or as the French pronounce the Latin (like Jongseong had it; v, not w), right? Thanks for checking, speter.

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