Re: pronouncing of foreign names
Right. If I saw someone's name ended in -aux, I'd start with "oh" not "ox" under the assumption it's French. Whoever told you that the "man on the street" pronounces it "however" was being rather condescending. Besides, an academic who studied French literature might never miss on Thierriault, but completely mess up Prabhakar. .
Originally Posted by 5jj
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.