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    Jean Libman Block

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me who is Jean Libman Block? I couldn't find her biography on the net. Is she an American journalist or biographer? Is this how you pronounce her name ?

    /ʤi:n libmən blɔk/

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    Re: Jean Libman Block

    Can you give some kind of reference for her - a book title or something? Where did you come across her?

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    Re: Jean Libman Block

    Good morning Anglika,

    I was given a text on Levi Strauss written by her to translate. By the way how do you pronounce "Levi Stauss" ? /li:vai straus/ ?

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    Re: Jean Libman Block

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Good morning Anglika,

    I was given a text on Levi Strauss written by her to translate. By the way how do you pronounce "Levi Stauss" ? /li:vai straus/ ?
    His name is pronounced "LEE-vy Strowss" (last name rhymes with "mouse").

    Jean Libman Block once wrote a piece for Reader's Digest about Levi Strauss. She is also the author and co-author of many books (look her on Amazon.com), but I cannot find any sort of biographical information on her, sorry.

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    Re: Jean Libman Block

    Hello Ouisch, thank you for your help.

    So you pronounce the proper name Levi /li:vi/ = leevi (long then short /i/ ?)
    but you pronounce the pair of trousers /li:vais/ = (long /i/ then the diphthong /ai/ ?)

    See you,
    Hela

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