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How do you pronounce the publisher Houghton-Mifflin?

Asked by sfgal (280points) August 21st, 2007

Is it Huff-ton or Howton?
also, with Knopf, I've often wondered--do you pronounce the K? These are words I've only seen in print and never had to say outloud.

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ava's avatar

Ho ( Like Lo) tun, Miff-Lin

I know this because my step-dad had an account with them and all the people working for them pronounced it this way

andrew's avatar

According to the Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary the acceptable English pronunciations of Houghton are Haw-ton /hɔ-/ how-ton /hau-/, the US pronunciations are Ho-ton /hoʊ/, haw-ton /hɔ-/, hah-ton /hɒ-/ and how-ton /hau-/,

Never Huffton.

I'm not sure about Knopf, but Knopfler is pronounced without the k.

Supergirl's avatar

I have always heard it pronounced Who-ton Mifflin.

Mtl_zack's avatar

Ho-ton muffler

Jeruba's avatar

The company itself answers this question here.

tiramisuturtle's avatar

In Knopf you pronounced the k. I know a couple of people who work there and that’s what they said.

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