Monday, June 22, 2009

Langdon Cheves: Chivis or Cheevz?

A few weeks ago, Brett Schulte had a post on pronouncing Civil War names and places.

I thought of Brett's post because I was wondering today about the pronunciation of the last name of South Carolinian Langdon Cheves.

I still don't know. Wikipedia (link above) states "pronounced chivis." So do this site and this site.

On the other hand, this site, this site and this site claim the name is pronounced cheevz.

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