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    nyggus is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: How to pronounce Lech Walesa

    Quote Originally Posted by kpira View Post
    Well,
    Lech Wałęsa: lek (or as in Polish lex) va:'wents (English Pronouncing Dictionary, Daniel Jones 17 th Edition)
    We both are Poles so we both know it's not really good pronunciation. Especially the first name, this "lek". It's just a kind of approximation of how it should be pronounced.

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    seba_870701 is offline Member
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    Default Re: How to pronounce Lech Walesa

    Quote Originally Posted by kpira View Post
    Well,
    Lech Wałęsa: lek (or as in Polish lex) va:'wents (English Pronouncing Dictionary, Daniel Jones 17 th Edition)

    The best pronunciation (the closest to the original) gave Engee30!
    But still there remains a problem of 'ę' (Lech Wałęsa) - letter 'e' with a little diacritic mark at the bottom. I have no idea how to write it phonetically for non-Polish members..

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