Monday, July 30, 2007

Correct Pronunciation of Foreign Names: Letter "D"

Darío (Span.)
In this Spanish name the stress falls onto the second syllable, although most people put it onto the first one.

De Michelis (Arg./It.)
That's an Italian surname, hence should be pronounced through [k]. Although in Argentina you will hear lots of [ch] too.

Derby (Eng.)
The Englishmen pronounce the name of their city and club as [dar-bee], not [der-bee].

Diarmuid (Irl.)
Fancy Irish name is pronounced as [deer-mid].

Djurgorden (Swed.)
In Swedish language in combination of "dj" "d" is mute. So, it's [yur-gor-den].

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