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    hanky is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Lawren"?

    Quote Originally Posted by IMPSX-UE View Post
    hanky, I can not open the link you offered! But I put the file on another website. Here we go!

    Lawren_Harris.mp3 -- FileFactory.com - free file hosting --

    Clike "Download with FileFactory Basic". If this still still doesn't work, I will try another method! Let me know!
    Your link is quite difficult to download, I have just leeched it to another file host.
    Lawren Harris.mp3

    That works, but what was the question?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Lawren"?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Your link is quite difficult to download, I have just leeched it to another file host.
    Lawren Harris.mp3

    That works, but what was the question?
    hanky, thank you very much! You did a good job! (It seems the website you recommended can not be opened in China. But I can open it with my proxy server! It does work, thanks!)

    You said you have seen this first name (Lawren), right? Then do you know how to pronounce it? Is it /lɒrən/, or /lɒren/?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Lawren"?

    Quote Originally Posted by IMPSX-UE View Post
    hanky, thank you very much! You did a good job! (It seems you website you recommended can not be opened in China. But I can open it with my proxy server! It does work, thanks!)

    You said you have seen this first name (Lawren), right? Then do you know how to pronounce it? Is it /lɒrən/, or /lɒren/?
    First, it is very new to me that this host is blocked in China well, this is the best free host ever. What a pity for you and others Chinese.

    In the file you upload, Lawren was pronounced as /Lor-en/ (as Charlie said). If this name is an English name then this is the right way you pronounce it.
    Last edited by hanky; 26-Feb-2009 at 19:15.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Lawren"?

    Quote Originally Posted by IMPSX-UE View Post
    Hi, pyoung,

    Thanks for looking at my question!

    Well, I am sure it is "Lawren", not "Lauren" or "Loren", and these two names you suggested I can find them in the dictionay, which are both pronounced as /lɒrən/.

    I saw "Lawren" at my TOEFL listening script, the full name is Lawren Harris, who is a Canadian painter.( Lawren Harris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

    But I can not find the pronunciation for this name anywhere. I just heard "Lawren" which is pronounced like /lɒrən/, and also like /lɒren/. I am not sure which one is correct. Okay, I will upload a MP3 file, you can take a "listening".

    I guess I will go for /lɒrən/.


    This is the part of the full script:

    A.Y.Jackson was influential for his ananlysis of light and shadow. Arthur Lismer's work has an intensity all its own - particularly his painting of the "Canadian Jungle," the violently colored forest in the fall. Lawren Harris went further than the rest in simplifying the forms of nature into sculptural shapes, organizing an entire scene into a single, unified image, and eventually into abstraction.
    Dear IMPSX-UE:

    Thanks for introducing me to a new spelling of a fairly common name.

    I think I would go with '/lɒren/'.

    'Lawren' seems to be a variation of 'Lawrence' or 'Laurence'. Other variations are:
    Loren (a man's name)
    Lauren (could be either, but often a woman's name)
    Laurent (the French version; a man's name)
    Lorenzo (Italian)
    Laurentius (Latin)

    Perhaps others know of more...


    Best wishes,

    Petra

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Lawren"?

    Quote Originally Posted by IMPSX-UE View Post
    Hi, pyoung,

    Thanks for looking at my question!

    Well, I am sure it is "Lawren", not "Lauren" or "Loren"
    I wasn't doubting you. It's his name, and he can spell it any way he likes. I'm sure he pronounces it the same as Loren and Lauren.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Lawren"?

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    Dear IMPSX-UE:

    Thanks for introducing me to a new spelling of a fairly common name.

    I think I would go with '/lɒren/'.

    Petra

    pyoung, , you are right! "Lawren" IS a variation of "Lawrence", whose origin is derived from Latin. http://nameberry.com/name/boy/Lawrence
    And, according to the Longman Dictionary I use, which shows that "Lawrence" is pronounced as /lɒrəns/, it is /ə/, not /e/. Since "Lawren" and "Lawrence" are related, I think I should hold my opinion /lɒrən/. They should be pronounced in the same way!

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Lawren"?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    First, it is very new to me that this host is blocked in China well, this is the best free host ever. What a pity for you and others Chinese.

    In the file you upload, Lawren was pronounced as /Lor-en/ (as Charlie said). If this name is an English name then this is the right way you pronounce it.

    hanky, thanks for looking at my question again!

    Well, there's always some kind of websites we are not able to visit in China. Political factors. But we do not worry about it. Whatever they try to block, we still can visit via proxy server.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Lawren"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I wasn't doubting you. I know!!
    It's his name, and he can spell it any way he likes. I'm sure he pronounces it the same as Loren and Lauren.
    Hello, Charlie Bernstein, thank you! Yes, I agree with you! "Loren" and "Lauren" are all available in my dictionary, which are both pronounced as /lɒrən/.

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