deleonjh (deleonjh) wrote in linguaphiles,

origin and pronunciation of Loïc Wacquant

So there's this French sociologist named Loïc Wacquant and I've always wondered how to pronounce his name, especially his first name. Also, what is the ethnolinguistic origin of his name? It doesn't seem like a typical French name, although with the massive immigration France has been experiencing for at least the last 100 years, the idea of what is typical regarding French names appears to be changing (witness Sarkozy's Hungarian origins). Or might it be from a French group that isn't part of the mainstream? I know whenever I see a funny Spanish name it's usually Catalan or something. So peeps, what's the dilly yo?

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