From Round to Square (and back)

For The Emperor's Teacher, scroll down (↓) to "Topics." It's the management book that will rock the world (and break the vase, as you will see). Click or paste the following link for a recent profile of the project:

A new post appears every day at 12:05* (CDT). There's more, though. Take a look at the right-hand side of the page for over four years of material (2,000 posts and growing) from Seinfeld and country music to every single day of the Chinese lunar calendar...translated. Look here ↓ and explore a little. It will take you all the way down the page...from round to square (and back again).
*Occasionally I will leave a long post up for thirty-six hours, and post a shorter entry at noon the next day.

Round and Square Guide to Pronunciation

Round and Square Pronunciation Guide

Round and Square deals with themes from all over the world, and pronunciation can occasionally be a problem.  Please click on the links below for pronunciations that range from "solid" to "perfect."  They are all better than guessing, so use the links at your convenience.

Boas, Franz

bricolage (American speaker)

bricolage (French speaker)

bricoleur (French speaker)



Foucault (Michel)

Ise  (ee-say)—that's close enough for now


Lévi-Strauss, Claude

Luoyang   Never mind the "spelling" in the link; this one is closer than MW's "Luoyang" (which is funny, because they should be pronounced exactly the same way: "落陽").


Michelet, Jules



père et mère (father and mother)



Tristes Tropiques

Verne, Jules