Sunday, October 7, 2007

Talking Smart: Foreign Names

Andrei Viţelaru (Rom.)
[andrey vitselaru]

Andrew Hainault (Can./Fr.)
[eno]. The stress falls onto the last syllable, of course.

Anes Mravac (Bos.)
If a "с" in a surname of Yugoslavian origin doesn't have a special sign over it, it should be pronounced like [ts], not like [ch]: [mravats].

Antti Pohja (Fin.)
[poh-ya]. [h] is pronounced.

Axel Kjäll (Swed.)
Swedish "Kj" is pronounced as [tch]: [tchell].

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