nod to Sandra Cisneros
If you are my friend or spend a few hours with me, I will correct you on the pronunciation of my name. I just cannot stand hearing it butchered in speech more than a few times a day.
When I worked in retail, I answered on average 5 times a day on its origin: where did it come from? why did I have a boy’s name? etc.
For now, let me just explain how to pronounce it:
LO RE TO
the “r” is like the “tt” in “lottery” in US speech
the “t” is as in “tea”
but really as long as you hit the hard “t,” I am happy!
Lore is then my nickname. It is not “lore” as in “folklore,” but more like “loreh” with the subtle roll.
Next time I see you, you have better practiced!