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    how to pronounce the name "hugh" ?

    How to pronounce the name "Hugh" ?

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    Re: how to pronounce the name "hugh" ?

    This name is pronounced to ryhme with the English words 'view', 'two', 'few' etc.
    Listen here.

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    Re: how to pronounce the name "hugh" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by currywuss View Post
    This name is pronounced to ryhme with the English words 'view', 'two', 'few' etc.
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    Thanks, but doesn't the word "view" have a different pronunciation than "two" ?

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    Re: how to pronounce the name "hugh" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Thanks, but doesn't the word "view" have a different pronunciation than "two" ?
    Yes - currywuss said "rhyme". If you want to match the vowel sound /ju:/ exactly, then 'few' and 'view' are the ones you want; to those you could add 'cue', 'dew', 'due' (in the Br English pronunciation, but not the American)...

    Advanced students may want to research the meanings of two more exact matches - 'hue' and 'hew'; but those words are fairly specialized (though in the computer graphics world 'hue/saturation/frequency' is a group that you may well meet).

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    Re: how to pronounce the name "hugh" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    How to pronounce the name "Hugh" ?
    /hju:/

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    Re: how to pronounce the name "hugh" ?

    And in French, it's /yg/.

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    Re: how to pronounce the name "hugh" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Yes - currywuss said "rhyme". If you want to match the vowel sound /ju:/ exactly, then 'few' and 'view' are the ones you want; to those you could add 'cue', 'dew', 'due' (in the Br English pronunciation, but not the American)...

    Advanced students may want to research the meanings of two more exact matches - 'hue' and 'hew'; but those words are fairly specialized (though in the computer graphics world 'hue/saturation/frequency' is a group that you may well meet).

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    Thanks !

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