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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 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...
The word 'mafundi' comes from the Swahili language and is used by many ethnic groups along the coast of Africa Indian ocean from Kenya to Mozambique.The word mafundi is used to describe some one that has a skill for making or repairing things. Examples include- expert, master (as in the mafundi...
Byorn For the Nordic pronunciation: think of how you pronounce "earth" in BBC English, then add a By (y being close to y in English, as in "yes") in the the beginning, and a rolled R and N instead of /th/. Same goes for Björk, only an unvoiced K instead of the N. English has most, if not all of...
I don't speak Vietnamese, but I have a background in Linguistics. From what I know the closest you're going to get without learning how to speak with a Vietnamese accent is "Twi Vwong-Fam" (The "Th" is just a "t" to us, and the "Ph" is an "F").
  "Rye"-chitch?
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
  its pronounced Stand Weigh-tee
Nhamo in "A Girl Named Disaster" takes the only boat in the village, the one that Crocodile Guts owned. :)
It's pronounced the same way as it is spelled/written, since it is in Spanish; (troo-he-yo)
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.
you pronounce it bah-thyo the y is like y in yeah not my. stress bah.
Fig-O-nee. Fig like fig, O, knee. Accent on the middle syllable, the O.
if you have arabic tv you can watch on aljadeed
Most people will say it's pronounced "Per-see-us" (which is 100% acceptable) but the proper Greek pronunciation is "Per-seuss" (like Dr. Seuss).
kol-um toe-bean with the accent on the kol and the bean
Once upon a time an elephant made a friendshipwith a man. One day a heavy thunderstormbroke out, the elephant went to his friend, who hada little hut at the edge of the forest, and said to him:"My dear good man, will you please let me put mytrunk inside your hut to keep it out of this torrentialrain...
it is on March 1
here are many stories woven about this guardian spirit. Most of them deal with her helping the poor and the sick, in the guise of a peasant girl. The precious things she lend the country folk are said to be returned to her, along with the offering of a young pullet with feathers white as milk.A...
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."
"Paul" pronounced as "POHL" (like any other Paul), and "Cezanne" pronounced as "SAY-zahn".
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
It is when you break your own bones for a religious purpous.
Eithne is an Irish (Gaelic) name which one source translates as 'kernel'.
NHAMO    Niy (like ni in nice) am (like the word am) oh (like the letter o)    Niy-am-oh    
daftar nama penyanyi group wanita
  == Answer ==   [iv'an su:'sani:n]
Torrice is pronounced "tor-REE-tchey" in Italian.
In America it is said Are (Like I Pirate)- ger (Like A tiger) - Rich (Like I want to be) Ar-Ger-Rich I know because it is my last name as well! =) This is how I used to explain it to the little ones I would babysit! AHR-ghehr-rEach -----would be closer to the phonetics of the great Argentine...
Argerich herself said in an interview 'I don't know. I say, "Ahr-ge-reech." Whatever comes it doesn't matter.'
Eh-ya-fyat-la-yuh-cullt-k
Amphitrite [am-fee-trahy-tee] Αμφιτρίτη [am-fee-tree-tee]
"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...
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)
I think the actual name is Angkor Wat.A place in Cambodia,having beautiful temples. it's pronounced as ang-kor-waat.
It is mostly likely the spelled like this... Thắm . It sounds like  "tum" almost. Like the slang word tum tum (stomach) very fast . The  ắ is very very short and the TH is like the T in english but it has  an aspiration . Meaning push out air from your mouth when saying  it. Best to look...
It's pronounced "vee-oh-LAWN-tay"
she is catholic and buddhasit just kidden
  Pronouce like kwa-duh-gare (to rhyme with fair)   It means the War Cross (War Medal)
It means love or compassion.
  I'm pretty sure it's pronounced like "May-ott". Not positive, but that's my friend's last name and she says it that way.
mas-i-doh-nee-uh -- 5 syllables, stress is on the third syllable(doh)
africans who had sold other africans to slave traders
They speak Tahitian or Reo Tahiti. Their currency is the French Pacific Franc.
'la crème fraiche' is the fresh, thick cream made out of milk. Itis often called the same in English, using the French term.
  FOO KE (the 'e' is like the 'e' in pet) some people pronounce the 't' at the end, in that case it is a 'soft' t - you touch the ridge of your gum behind your top front teeth lightly with the tip of your tongue. It's almost a 'd' but not quite.
Paycock is an old slang expression for a peacock. It was brought to public prominence by the Irish playwright Sean O'Casey. Its meaning is associated with a redundant captain at sea because a captain's handsome dress code warranted admiration. Its name and meaning gathered pace in Sean O'Casy's play...
In Neapolitan, de Matteo is pronounced the same way as in Italian, but with a Neapolitan accent
  O (as in pot) KAS IN (this last sound is a nasal sound - that means that you say it with a sort of whine like 'ang' in mango but you don't pronounce the 'n'.
malamig na hangin mula sa timog-kanluran na nagdadala nga bagyo
Tagalog version ng 11 general order SA security guard
The capital of Venezuela is Caracas, which is also the country's  largest city. Cayenne, on the other hand, is the capital of French  Guiana.
Colektadong Pangnglan
  Im guessing T-eh-Kosa but i don't know.
It's carte du jour. It means menu of the day. It is pronounced cart doo joor.
ang spaghetti,fruit salad,chocolate,computer,democracy
Larawan ng parte ng globo
Wala po yatang alamat yan. Di ako sure kung meron pero ang alam ko wala pang ganyan. :(
It is my opinion that it should be pronounced May-ah. Since all words with 'ai' in the english language make an 'ay' sound, why would this be any different?ie rain, stain, pain, main - then change the 'n' to an 'a' and you get maia (pronounced may-ah). Many people pronounce it as my-ah and I don't...
SUMBAGUN TIKA BALIK KA SA TIBUNGCO RUN xD
Since the name is a play on Moriarty, the nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, it is probably intended to be pronounced as: Myo'-ee-ar'-tee with emphasis on the first and (especially) the third syllable.
mapalago lamang ang isang negosyo sa pamamagitan ng pagdasal na bukas nanatili paring matatag ang iyong negosyo.at laging tatandaan na ang isang costomer ay nasiyahan sa inyong produkto ay mas lalo pang ganahan sila.
  drog - ba.   did-ier-drogba
  The 'r' in French is pronounced from the back or the bottom of your throat. It's a bit like growling and gargling at the same time.   'R' EEV WA 'R' after the final 'R' there's a slight 'er' sound sometimes depending on the accent the speaker has in French - a bit like the 'er' at the end...
 ang wika ay pantao. ang paggamit ng wika ay hindi likas. ito ay  nalilinang at dumaraan sa ebolusyon sa paglipas ng panahon  
kleena (does not rhyme with Fiona.)
sa japan nihingo. sa pilipinas/ tagalog ang muka mo impakoto
HORRIBLE! te gjith si klas ngelem!!!!