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    Default Pronunciation of Eleanor Farjeon

    Eleanor Farjeon

    I am wondering if the Pronunciation of "Farjeon" to be read as "Farzan". Is this surname originated from a non-English speaking country?


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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Eleanor Farjeon

    The first line of this article gives the phonetics for the surname. It appears to be pronounced "fardgeon" - ending like "dungeon".
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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Eleanor Farjeon

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The first line of this article gives the phonetics for the surname. It appears to be pronounced "fardgeon" - ending like "dungeon".
    Thanks,emsr2d2

    The following link is a pronunciation guide for the Hong Kong 2012 Speech Festival poems. It seems that the gentleman read Faredeon as "Farzan". We can see the video starting from 0.15 (i.e 15 seconds) onwads.

    There are Big Waves - Elanor Farjeon - Hong Kong Speech Festival 2012 Guide - YouTube
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Dec-2012 at 17:09.

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Eleanor Farjeon

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks,emsr2d2

    The following link is a pronunciation guide for the Hong Kong 2012 Speech Festival poems. It seems that the gentleman read Faredeon as "Farzan". We can see the video starting from 0.15 (i.e 15 seconds) onwads.

    There are Big Waves - Elanor Farjeon - Hong Kong Speech Festival 2012 Guide - YouTube
    Where did the spelling that I have marked in red above come from?
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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Eleanor Farjeon

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    It seems that the gentleman read Faredeon as "Farzan".
    He mispronounced it. The link ems provided gives the standard pronunciation.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Eleanor Farjeon

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Where did the spelling that I have marked in red above come from?
    Thanks emsr2d2.

    Sorry for my typing error! It should be Farejeon instead of Faredeon.

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of Eleanor Farjeon

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks emsr2d2.

    Sorry for my typing error! It should be Farejeon instead of Faredeon.
    Are you sure? You seem to have added an "e" since the first post. Please double check all spellings.
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