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Re: name of B. J. Leiderman
I arrived at the above subject's talk page with the same question, sort of: You'll notice that his name as spelled is not "Liederman" ("man of songs" in Yiddish; cf. German Liedermann) but rather "Leiderman" ("man of sorrows"; cf. Leidermann).
However, it is interesting that (at least on the radio) his name is pronounced as if it were Liedermann; my question is whether he and/or NPR changed the pronunciation to make it fit his role with NPR.