William Faulkner: Yes, ma’am.
Unidentified participant: How do you pronounce the name of your mythical county?
William Faulkner: If you break it down into syllables, it’s simple.
Y-o-k, n-a, p-a, t-a-w, p-h-a, YOK-na-pa-TAW-pha. It’s a Chickasaw Indian word, meaning water runs slow through flat land. [audience laughter]