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Non-English Names Pronunciation

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Unfamiliar languages have words that can be difficult for some to pronounce. Here you can find questions and answers on how one might speak a foreign language.
The Irish Gaelic original is spelled cladach [klad-ukh] with a gutteral ending. The word also occurs in Scottish Gaelic (Gaidhlig) as cladach /kLadəx/ shore, littoral; (sea) beach
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When referring to the Celtic people, their languages and culture, modern scholars tend to pronounce the word with a K-sound, recalling the original form of the word, which the Greek pronounced "Keltoi"). When referring to sports teams that call themselves Celtics or Celts (bearing in mind that spor…
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There are two different pronunciations of Ó Ciardha depending on which dialect of Irish is being used. In the west of the Ireland the "dh" is silent and is pronounced as "O Keer-ah" putting emphasis on "Keer" In the rest of Ireland it is pronounced almost with an extra syllable in the middle of t…
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Siobhán: 'shi-VAUN' or 'SHOO-aun' depending on region.
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Answer Assuming it's German, it would be roughly YO-khen In German, J is pronounced like a Y in English, the ch is about equivalent to J in Spanish ( Juan,Juarez, Tijuana, La Jolla), emphasis on the first syllable. It's short for Joachim.
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The proper way to pronounce it is how it's spelled, sound it out: car-a-mel (i.e. kahr-uh-mehl) It is also correct to pronounce it kahr-mehl or kahr-muhl because when you try saying the correct pronunciation a few times fast, that is how it sounds. IT IS INCORRECT TO PRONOUNCE IT CARE-UH-MEHL. If…
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path-ahn-ja-lee (the ja-lee would rhyme with jelly) This Sanskrit word is a noun, name of Yoga Guru who originated yoga; could be better pronounce as /PƏ-Tan-ZƏ-Lee/
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Say Tabbo Umbecki The 'a' in Thabo is pronounced like the u in under. The 'o' in Thabo is pronounced like the oo in boo. You do not pronounce the 'h' in Thabo. So say Taa (like you do to babies) and add boo. The 'M' in Mbeki is pronounced like when you hum. Then say the word bear, but don'…
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Michelangelo can be pronounced 3 ways. Michael- Angelo Mickel- Angelo Mike-ell-angel-o Another answer: Of the three: number one is OK for English, number two comes closer to Italian. Number three seems doubtful.
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The German name Funke is pronounced "FOON-kah," as in the children's author Cornelia Funke (writer of The Thief Lord and Inkheart). - Cornelia has been known to laugh about the way many Americans pronounce it as "Funky."
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kay hov (as in grove) nani (as in nanny) n (as in "an")It is a difficult name to pronounce, hence why the domain name is simply KHov.com
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i did a essay on the battle of pozieres and i think it was pronounced poz- air -ee- s PO (O as in pot) Z EE AIR (the 'r' is pronounced from the back of the throat at the end)
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Kaya nga nagtatanong kasi di ko alam sagot eh kainis naman tong website na ito
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"nee-swazh" Isn't that spelled NIÇOISE? The correct spelling is definitely Niçoise. Here to listen to the correct pronunciation: http://www.pronounceitright.com/pronuncia.php?id_pronuncia=5751
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Answer cah-vitch-ee This is my name; my grandfather came from northern Italy to the US in the early 1900's. He told us to pronounce it as: (ka-vik-ee). LCavicchi CAH-vee-kee 1. In Italian, "cc" takes on the phonetic sound of "ch" if immediately followed by an "i" or "o" (Gucci). If immediate…
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Mow - ky
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pan - chet - uh Liste to the correct pronunciation of Pancetta http://www.pronounceitright.com/pronuncia.php?id_pronuncia=5752
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Answer Rhymes with "Herbie"--have heard her pronounce it in a web interview for the film Stir of Echoes. Actually, she corrected the interviewer.
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cass-CASS-kia
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You pronounce it 'tsoh" - I think!   cho, sow, t-so, t-sow, djo
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'Pìobaireachd' is bagpipe music, playing bagpipes.It is pronounced 'pee-per-okhk'.
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It's an Albanian name, because she was born into an Albanian family. There are 36 letters in the Albanian alphabet. Agnes Gonja Boyajiu...something like this. Agnes = AG-ness Gonxha = GOHN-jah (j as English j) Bojaxhiu = boh-yah-JEE-oo (j as English j) Listen to the correct Albanian pronunciat…
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hikueru
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The word 'pouchette' is of French origin. That means that it will have a French pronunciation, which in English sounds similar to 'pu-shet.'
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Tick- Arny
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Morde k ai Ri k ter The correct spelling is Mordecai Richler and the pronunciation is http://www.pronounceitright.com/pronuncia.php?id_pronuncia=2271
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The meaning of the name 'Rahul' is "able, efficient" in Sanskrit. The earliest meaning found in the Upanishads is "conqueror of all miseries." In respect to Gautam Buddha, the name is said to have the meaning 'bondage or obstruction,' as Buddha saw the birth of the child as a obstacle in his path of…
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The famous painter was RAFF-ay-ell, and the angel's name is RAY-fee-ull.
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apoikia
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BESH-a-mel (emphasis on the first syllable) Actually is is French and is closer to Bay-sha-mel (emphasis on Bay--actual e has an a sound. The correct spelling is Béchamel and the pronunciation is: http://www.pronounceitright.com/pronuncia.php?id_pronuncia=5779
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detritus: deh - TRY - tuhs --noun rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice. any disintegrated material; debris. I've found debris as the most common use. Used to disagree with a perceived statement of complete falseho…
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A French holy woman is 'une sainte' in French.
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The correct pronunciation according to Carmine is "Ah-peace", while brother Vinnie uses the three-sylable "ap-pe-see".
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So soor (the second sound is a long oo sound with 'r' pronounced from the back of the throat at the end) Both syllables are equal - one isn't stressed more than the other one.another answer:so-sür (with stress on second part)
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psittaci
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"TOO-tso" is the pronunciation of the family name Tuzo in Italian. The name particularly will be found in southern Italy.
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In Spanish it is pronounced bil-BAH-o.
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It means,"To go to my house." Note: "aller à chez moi" is very awkward because of the two prepositions. It would be much more natural to say "aller chez moi".
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In a Formal group a leader is elected but in an Informal group leaders are chosen by its group members.
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SUH-HAR
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Phonetically it sounds like 'zice' (as in ice).However, since the German 'Z' sounds phonetically as 'ts' does, the precise pronunciation is 'tsice' along with 'kar-el' for Carl.
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klee-oh-neese
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The English language has no gutteral sounds as you would find in German or the Celtic languages. Think of "Loch Ness". In the original Scots Gaelic it would sound something like mahk-loKH-lin but is usually modified to mak-loff-lin or mak-lock-lin.
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I've heard it pronounced: Pep low (like plow without the "p" rather than low)
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Infoplease.com gives the following as a short biography. (Link below.) [hen´rik ib´sun] http://www.infoplease.com/birthday/March-20 Listen to the correct pronunciation of Henrik Ibsen http://www.pronounceitright.com/pronuncia.php?id_pronuncia=1866
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It is pronounced "sool-vay". ACTUALLY, It is pronounce SOLE-vay here in the USA. In Norway, where it is from, it is pronounced SOOL-Vai. I would know because it's my name. So don't sass me
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A good approximation is "nuhWEN." Some others suggest "Win", "Wing", "Nwing", "Wen", "Nwen" etc. Any of these will get you by in North America. Whatever you do, don't say "Nuh-goy-en". The "ng" at the beginning is pronounced just as the "ng" in English, although English speakers may be unaccustome…
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fereshte al the "e" such as bed
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A Flemish 16th century painter. He was the son of Robert Huys and Theresa Vanhoof.
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paneas
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The company pronounces the name "ES-tay LAW-durr". However, referring to the person Estée Lauder (1906-2004), her Queens, NY family called her Estee, as in ES-tee. It was short for Esther, her middle name. Somehow along the way, her name got psuedo-Europeanized to sound more exotic.
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Cristóbal.
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Actually you pronounce it like if your saying aw- kah long a and an uh sound isn't it an Indian tribe... so anyway it should be spelled Acuh
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Radke is a proper name, one contemporary being (post-hardcore or post-punk) rock musician Ronnie Radke. Radke left the group "Escape the Fate" in 2008, and is now with "From Behind These Walls" (group was formed while the singer serves a 48-month prison term for a battery conviction, but has release…
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Sauce-the-knees
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fayLEEtsiAAN - the second and last syllable are stressed.
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StEE LaLike Steal with a soft a at the end.
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The name Mahima means Highness or God's Grace.
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The word "duachais" is of Irish Gaelic origin. The pronunciation is not exactly pronounced like its spelled. It is pronounced similar to "du-ah-hash."
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Depending on the language you speak, there are different pronunciations. In English you would pronounce the Tz as an S, so it would be Seng.
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That is an abbreviation for Pro re nata, Latin for "in the circumstances." In prescriptions for medicine, it is used to mean "as needed."
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I'm not sure how to write it so that the sound is properly conveyed, but it is something like "Kur-a-sow." There's a cedille (I think in Spanish its called a cedilla or cedillo, but I do French) on the second C, which makes a sound something like an S. Cheers. -- It's not Spanish, it's Dutch. Th…
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Surprisingly there are several names with no vowels in them. The letter Y can be placed in for some vowels, and Y is not a vowel. Some of those names without vowels are as follows: Bryn, Glyn, Kym, Wynn, Lynn, and Qwynn.
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ano ba ang talambuhay ni Benjamin p. pascual
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Pronounced Jel pee - at least the Italian Gelpi's pronounce it that way. I would assume the Austrian Gelpi's pronounce it Gel (like Gelding) pee. The Spanish Gelpi I would assume Hel pay.
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It means small but wise.I would know, that is my name, and my mom reminds me all the time what my name means.funny thing is, i am pretty short and smart.
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LEW-Kip-us
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A-tas-ko-see-tah
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Kar am sha NT
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Yo-an Griffith is how it is pronounced.
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According to Wikipedia, Cittágazze: chee-TAH-gaht-s(z)ay (as Italian) [ˌtʃitaˈgatse] Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Dark_Materials_terminology#Pronunciation
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First time I heard her named, the Lit. instructor pronounced it "Took-men". Since then I have heard it pronounced "Tuck," although not by anyone who might be in the habit of assigning her books to be read.It should be pronounced Tuch as in the gutteral Hebrew or Afrikaans "ch". The sound coming fro…
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Ah-vee Teachingbooks.net has a feature that plays audio clips of various authors saying their own names. He is on there. :)
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anya hondmarch
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'Pao Tze' can be pronounced as 'Pow Zhi'
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Eh-KEY-nohs
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Adding phlegm to your "H"'s, it is pronounced:Holy-hla-hla.
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Loo-met. The name looks awfully French on the page, which leads a lot of people to pronounce it Loo-may, but the name is actually of German origin. Search for interviews with Sidney on YouTube and you'll see many an interviewer pronounce his name Loo-met without a complaint from Sidney.
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Maurits Escher
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The previous answers are incorrect. They were both in Russian. Ukrainians and Russians are not the same. Neither are their languages. And the language of Ukraine is UKRAINIAN. and you say good day. "dobriy den'" Answer: Pruwit witch means "hello". The pronansuation is not 100% right but its cl…
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I was wondering the same. I came across an audio clip of the exact pronunciation, on Wikitionary.Below 'Pronunciation' is the audio clip.http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/guqin
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you pronounce it bah-thyo the y is like y in yeah not my. stress bah.
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kol-um toe-bean with the accent on the kol and the bean
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"Gyan-car-low" is the way to pronounce the Italian name Giancarlo.
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Mah-neesh
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ROSAliNA.! Taina, Yajaira.....
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michelin
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NHAMO  Niy (like ni in nice) am (like the word am) oh (like the letter o)  Niy-am-oh  
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sall low
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War-in Buff-it
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"My-not"is incorrect. The proper pronunciation of the town "Minot" (an English surname) and the town in North Dakota of the same name is "MINE' it". Think of it as if someone discovered a diamond mine in your backyard. You'd easily respond, "truly? In that case I think I'll "MINE' it". THE EMPHASIS…
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voy ti shock
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I think the actual name is Angkor Wat.A place in Cambodia,having beautiful temples. it's pronounced as ang-kor-waat.
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Éire is Irish Gaelic for Ireland and it's pronounced AIR-ih.
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