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    Is Hans pronounced [hʌns] like hunt, or [hɑns] like wand? the vowel is ʌ or ɑ?

    I am aware that it has two pronunciations, [hnz] and [hɑns]. I am asking about [hɑns]. Because when I hear people pronouncing [hɑns], it's more like [hʌns]. So do you pronounce the vowel as [ʌ] in hunt or [ɑ] in wand?

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    Re: Is Hans pronounced [hʌns] like hunt, or [hɑns] like wand? the vowel is ʌ or ɑ?

    Quote Originally Posted by skydown13 View Post
    I am aware that it has two pronunciations, [hnz] and [hɑns]. I am asking about [hɑns]. Because when I hear people pronouncing [hɑns], it's more like [hʌns]. So do you pronounce the vowel as [ʌ] in hunt or [ɑ] in wand?

    Thanks in adavance!
    There's no [ɑ] in wand
    wand - definition of wand by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Hans is not an English name, and it's pronounced in lots of ways in English, though I've never heard [hʌns].


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    Re: Is Hans pronounced [hʌns] like hunt, or [hɑns] like wand? the vowel is ʌ or ɑ?

    I meant [wɒnd], inverted ɑ. According to the phonetic symbol [hɒns], the vowel sound is [ɒn] like the word, on. But what I hear from most people is [ʌn] like the prefix un-.

    How would you pronounce Hans in American English?
    Last edited by skydown13; 15-Nov-2013 at 10:22.

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