Maslow was Polish, not American, therefore you should pronounce his name the way I explained.If you are referring to the Maslow who developed the hierarchy of needs, the standard psychology or business class pronunciation in the U.S. is Mæzlo ( sorry, I'm trying to copy the phonetic pronunciation from Wikipedia, as I'm not managing the paste function with my phone).
And even sometimes if they are not native Americans/Brits we still use an anglicised pronounciation. Einstein is a good example - we don't pronounce his name in the German way.He was born in New York. People born in the US are eligible for American citizenship. They often also change the spelling or pronunciation (or both, or it had been changed for them during immigration) to make it easier for the locals to pronounce the way they would if it were English/American. So the pronunciation in the home country is not always the one used in the US.
You mean we don't put the ch between the s and the t? OK, but we use the German vowels, both rhyming with nine, right? (I always have, at least)And even sometimes if they are not native Americans/Brits we still use an anglicised pronounciation. Einstein is a good example - we don't pronounce his name in the German way.
Also, as Julian noted, it is more common than not for Americans with surnames that originate in Slavic languages to pronounce those names very differently from the way they would have been pronounced in their ancestors' homelands.JulianStuart said:He was born in New York. People born in the US are
eligible for American citizenshipAmerican citizens by birth.
Maslow's parents were Jewish immigrants from Kiev, in what was then Russia. However, in so far as the way an American pronounces his own name, it is utterly and completely irrelevant where one's great-great-great-grandfather was born.gingee said:I meant the name is originally Polish.