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    Default How do you pronounce Keane?

    hi!!
    How are you?
    I would like to know how to pronounce "Keane". It's name of a group.
    I use to pronounce it as /'ki:n/ but I'm not sure
    Thank you very very much!!!

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Keane?

    It's the same as 'keen'.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Keane?

    Thank you so muchh, tdol
    So I wasn't wrong

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Keane?

    Remember, the pronunciation of a proper noun (name) is the perogative of the owner of that name. If Mr. Keane chose to pronounce it "kee-ah-nee," you would be obliged to pronounce it that way also, regardless of how other people whose name is spelled the same pronounce theirs.
    This is especially true of geographic names. The local pronunciation is always the correct one.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Keane?

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner
    Remember, the pronunciation of a proper noun (name) is the perogative of the owner of that name. If Mr. Keane chose to pronounce it "kee-ah-nee," you would be obliged to pronounce it that way also, regardless of how other people whose name is spelled the same pronounce theirs.
    This is especially true of geographic names. The local pronunciation is always the correct one.
    Good point
    For example I'm spanish speaker and prnounce different the word chocolate

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