geo.inbox.ignored wrote: > On 12/16/2016 07:29 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote: >> On Fri, December 16, 2016 4:15 am, geo.inbox.ignored wrote: > >>> btw; do you know Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu? her >>> department is near what you had marked on chigo map. >> >> I'm a boy ;-) (yes, some names are weird) >> > }} > > aware that Valeri is 'both ways'. 8=) I assumed it was a male name... but then, I have some idea about various European names. I'd have to see Valerie before I thought it was a female name. > > did not know which way you are. ;=) > > some with weird names are weirder than their names. in many ways. What's *really* bad is trying to figure how to pronounce someone's name with a "j" in it - is the letter pronounced "jay", or as a "y", or as an "h".... mark "let's not even *mention* Mandarin, which is tonal...."