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Friday, August 24, 2012

A pronunciation guide to the Supreme Court's caselaw

Here, thanks to Gene Fidell and several others (and The Green Bag), is a great resource:  A "Pronouncing Dictionary of the Supreme Court of the United States."  (I've been pronouncing "Kiryas Joel" wrong for years, it appears.  Dang.)  No more stumbling in class over Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas v. Collector of Internal Revenue or Compagnie Internationale de Produits Alimentaires v. Miller!

Posted by Rick Garnett on August 24, 2012 at 12:58 PM in Rick Garnett | Permalink


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Hmm, the audio for Swierkiewicz does not appear to match the pronunciation guide. The guide says 'svair-kə-vich, but the audio sounds to me like 'swer-kə-wich. I hope it's the latter because that's closer to how I've been saying it in class.

Posted by: Bruce Boyden | Aug 24, 2012 5:32:14 PM

It is the former--the w is pronounced as a v. What I found interesting was that Swierkiewicz has the accent on the first syllable, while Rudzewicz has the accent on the second.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Aug 24, 2012 8:35:01 PM

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