Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 11:30:42 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Not to be prescriptive, but...
From my Webster's New Collegiate, 7th (1967) ed. but I assume still valid,
under Biographical Names, p. 1082,
PULITZER \|pUl-#t-s#r\ (family's pronunication), |pyu-l#t-\ Joseph 1847-1911
Am. (Hung.-born) journalist
...where U, #, and u are my feeble ascii renderings of the vowels of 'pull,
wool' [u with a dot on it], 'cOllect' [schwa], and 'youth, rule' [u with an
umlaut over it] respectively.
That is, the family would have called it the PULL-itzer prize, however others