Sunday, August 12, 2007

Talking Smart: Foreign Names, Letters "N" & "O"

Neil (Eng.)
[nil] would be a more correct pronunciation of this name, than [neil]

Nicolás (Span.)
If this is a Spaniard, then the last syllable should be stressed.

Norwich (Eng.)
The correct pronunciation of that English name would be [norrij] (rhyming with porridge).

О́bolo (Span.)
In the surname of this Argentinean forward the stress falls onto the first syllable.

Osbourne (Eng.)
While the American version of this surname might sound adequately to its spelling, the English authentic variant should be pronounced strangely enough as [ozmen].

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