Hi,

In message "Re: [OT] the name of Matz"
    on Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:10:43 +0900, Devin Mullins <twifkak / comcast.net> writes:

|> Just call me Matz.
|Question: When spoken, should it be 'a' as in "hats" or 'a' as in "blah" 
|(or, oh, say, "Matsumoto")?

Ah, I was asked same question at the last RubyConf.  The official
answer is "I don't care" (note: Japanese has only 5 vowels). English
speakers seem to use the former.

							matz.