Friday, August 17, 2007

Talking Smart: Foreign Names, Letter "T"

Tadgh (Irl.)
This strange Irish name is read very simply - [tay].

Tanguay (Can.)
The surname is originally French, and should be read as [tange']. But in America it got americanized, and now the name of this NHL player is pronounced now as [tangway].

Tottenham (Eng.)
Another example of a "-ham" suffix, where "h" is mute. The word itself should be pronounced like [tottn em], with a little break before [-em].

Úbeda (Span.)
The second name of an Argentinean defenseman is stressed on the first syllable.

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