The best I can do is a different man with the same name, who pronounces his name 'Jace-na'. MITRE | MITRE Fellows
However, you'll have to wait until you find someone who knows your Jacyna to be sure.
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I'm reading some things written by a Professor Jacyna, who as far as I know is English. Talking about him is becoming an exercise on periphrasis... does someone know how his surname is pronounced?
thank you a lot
Last edited by Arion; 05-Oct-2011 at 15:38.
If you're reading a book by the gastroenterologist Doctor Meron Jacyna of Saint Mark's Hospital, London, it's pronounced (3 syllables) Jah 'see nah (accent on the 2nd syllable).
Last edited by JohnParis; 05-Oct-2011 at 16:41.
Thanks for the very nice PM, Jed. I can't reply just yet - I need more posts.
I removed the phone number from my post. I don't know what I was thinking - of course I shouldn't post phone numbers here. My apologies.
Is there a way that you can do the same from the quote in your post?
Silly of me - I have done so.
This is certainly not the right answer, but just for the record: it's a Polish surname and if he were Polish, it would be pronounced /'jat͡sɨna/.
Thank you all for your answers!
Actually, 'my' Jacyna is Dr Stephen Jacyna of the University of Glasgow; anyway, I don't see why it shouldn't be pronounced the way you wrote... So I'll stick to your suggestions on the English pronounciation.
Thank you also for the etymological note :)