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    Pronunciation for Malala Yousafzai

    Greetings,

    Can someone provide and authoritative IPA pronunciation for Malala Yousafzai.

    Percy
    Last edited by PHenry1026; 01-Jun-2014 at 01:55.

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    Re: Pronunciation for Malala Yousafzai

    It might be an idea to post this again in the Other Languages section. You need someone whose native language is Pashto in order to be absolutely certain of the correct pronunciation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Pronunciation for Malala Yousafzai

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will post in another forum shortly, if I strike out here. Since Malala Yousafzai is so common in English usage I was hoping someone here had an IPA (using only the IPA set for English) pronunciation for her name.

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    Last edited by PHenry1026; 01-Jun-2014 at 01:55.

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    Re: Pronunciation for Malala Yousafzai

    I posted this in another Forum. If I get any positive response, I will share it here.

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    Last edited by PHenry1026; 01-Jun-2014 at 01:56.

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    Re: Pronunciation for Malala Yousafzai

    The pronunciation of Malala Yousafzai by a native Urdu speaker is close to /məˈlɑ:lə(.)ju:səfˈzeɪ/.

    The pronunciation of Malala Yousafzai by a native English speaker (BrE) close to /məˈlɑ:lə(.)ˈju:səfzaɪ/


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    Re: Pronunciation for Malala Yousafzai

    Greetings Leonardo,

    Thanks for your input on this: However I am very sure that [məˈlaːlə jusəfˈzəj] is incorrect.

    This is a big problem: assuming that pronunciations are correct because they are posted in Wikipedia or on the net. Unless you actually test recommended phonemes by listening to what is represented by them, you have no idea if it is correct. You can learn how to do this by following my instructions in the following post:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...s-this-correct

    I am pretty sure that the pronunciation you put forward, [məˈlaːlə jusəfˈzəj], should be corrected to /məˈlɑːlə(.)juː.səfˈzʌj/.

    Percy
    Last edited by PHenry1026; 01-Jun-2014 at 01:56.

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