Talk:László Moholy-Nagy

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How the heck do you pronounce his name? Recury 02:14, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

I would think Laslowe Moh-oly Nargi but ask on Talk:Hungary or Talk:Hungarian language to be certain. Arniep 19:28, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
From a Hungarian speaker I heard, Lazlõ Mõhõly Nǎzh (like the "s" in television or measure). Pinkville 03:09, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
It is Nǎzh like the "s" in "vision" (or like Zsa Zsa) although few North Americans would pronounce it like that, even an art history prof. I T.A.'d for pronounced it "naygee". Freshacconci 15:54, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
Nagy has a slightly different pronunciation. You like potato and I like potahto. Freshacconci 22:40, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
It certainly is not any of these, friends. Without resorting to IPA, the pronunciation should probably be "LASS-low MO-hoiL NAWDJ", though the L in Moholy is palatalized, like the Russian L or like in the phrase "ball yard". The last sound (-gy) also does not exist in English, but is basically the dj in "judge", but with the middle of your tongue touching the roof of your mouth, not the tip. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:55, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

the prononctuation is wrong[edit]

I dont fully understand the prononctuation simbols, but since Mohol is a town, the appended 'y' is a sign of noblity. 'ly' would otherwise be pronounced as a 'j' but in this case it is 'li'.

I hope that helps :) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:43, 1 April 2007 (UTC).

I'm from Hungary. László Moholy-Nagy \ˈlaːsloː ˈmoholiˌnɒɟ\ —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:29, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


It is pronounced ma-ho-ly naj —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:18, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Actually, at the time that he invented his name, there is evidence that it was pronounced "Mohoj," rather than "Moho-Lee," which would also be correct. Once he got involved with Leftist circles, I think he was anxious to de-emphasize the noble overtones of the "y" in "Moholy." As to "Nagy," the "gy" is approximated by the "s" in "vision," but is not the same. The "gy" sound (as in "magyar" for Hungarian) is more like a slide from a soft "d" to a "y". It is closer to (though not identical with) the "dj" sound in "adjust." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Oliarpi (talkcontribs) 00:50, 24 October 2009 (UTC)


Are many of his works in the public domain? Can we put some pictures up here? If the works are public domain, that doesn't mean photos of them would be, though, right?-- (talk) 20:56, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

What is an "Ada town?"[edit]

What is an Ada town? All day long, looking at a lot of things in Wikipedia, and they are used, but not explained and not linked.

What is an "Ada town?" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8801:3606:2900:558B:2524:5E68:FE5A (talk) 01:24, 12 September 2016 (UTC)


In an article on Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, why is there not a single mention of his partner Lucia Moholy? An extraordinary oversight which I shall attempt to remedy, though in the meantime perhaps one of the original editors might add information?Jamesmcardle(talk) 10:03, 18 January 2017 (UTC)