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Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

Bill Rosenfeld (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jul 2001 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Glover
I do audio books for the blind and am reading Order by Hunger, the story of the Donnor Party. Aquilla Glover is a significant character in the book. I want to be sure how his name is pronounced.
I assume Aquilla is: ah·KEY·lah rather than a short "i" or rolled "l". Is that correct?
Also is Glover pronounced GLOH·v'r with a long "o" or GLUH·ver with a short"o".

Thanks for your help.

Re: Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

L. DeWitt (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jul 2001 4:21PM GMT
Surnames: Glover, Hayward, Moon
Here in Michigan my grandmother said Glover as glove-r. Our family in California & Britsh Columbia say it as glo-ver.

Re: Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

Posted: 3 Aug 2001 9:06PM GMT
Edited: 19 Mar 2002 3:18PM GMT
Aquilla would be A quill a
Glover would be Glove r
Least wise that is the way it is in our family...I have Glovers and a couple Aquillas (not one Aquilla Glover, ha ha)
I hope this helps you out some!!
Dena

Re: Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

Bill Rosenfeld (View posts)
Posted: 4 Aug 2001 3:48PM GMT
To Dena Pence—

Thanks so much!! While a number of people have responded regarding the pronunciation of Glover (GLUH·ver) yours is the first response on the pronunciation of Aquilla (ah·KWIH·lah) by a person who actually knows some people by that first name. That pronunciation is in accord with those Aquillas of Roman origins and, in the one "l" incarnation, Aquila, is found in New Testament references: Acts 18, First Corinthians 16, Romans 16, Second Timothy 4. Several people, influenced by the Spanish look and feel of the word, but who didn't actually know any Aquillas, suggested the hard Q as in ah·KEE·lah; but it's highly doubtful that Aquilla Glover who migrated to California in the middle 1800s from the Eastern United States would have been given a Spanish name and much more likely that his name was selected from the Biblical references.

I'm sure I've told you much more than you wanted to know in expressing my gratitude to you; but this kind of research, for me, is one of the great kicks in doing audiobook readings.

Re: Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

Posted: 5 Aug 2001 8:27PM GMT
Edited: 19 Mar 2002 3:18PM GMT
GREAT!! Am glad I was of assistance!! Am always thrilled to be helping someone else!!!

Take Care,
Dena

Re: Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 1:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
I do have an Aquilla Glover in my family line, and the name is prounced as you said.

Dee Mayberry
Willis Ivey Bush
Aquilla Glover Wife

Re: Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 2:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
How are you connected to Willis Ivy Bush and Aquilla Glover Bush? Aguilla's father is Darnell Glover. Do you know who Darnell's fathers name is? Contact me at bgkingrey@scrtc.com

Re: Pronunciation of Aquilla Glover's name

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 2:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
How are you connected to the Aquilla Glover that married Willis Bush? Please contact me at bgkingrey@scrtc.com
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