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    #1

    Help with spelling

    Hello,

    My name should be pronounced gʊrʊgei according to the
    International Phonetic Alphabet. I was wondering whats a good way to spell it in English that will get across the same sound.

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: Help with spelling

    Welcome to the forum, sugur.

    There is no spelling that will guarantee the correct pronunciation. Possibilities include Guregei, Guragei, Guregey, Guragey, Guregay, Guragay.

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    #3

    Re: Help with spelling

    I would use a spelling that ends in -gay to avoid any uncertainty about how to pronounce the ​g.
    I am not a teacher.

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