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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Is it true that a proper noun (name) can
    be pronounced any way? By 'any way'
    I mean two people with the exact same
    spelling may choose to pronounce the
    name differently. If so, then there is
    no ONE 'right' way to say it, right?

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    hi,

    I think that these proper nouns have ONE single pronunciation. If two people pronounce the same name differently than one is wrong.

    madox

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,
    I think that these proper nouns have ONE single pronunciation. If two people pronounce the same name differently than one is wrong.
    madox
    Maybe so, but it happens all the time. For example, "Andrea" can be pronounced "ANN-dree-ah" or "ON-dree-ah" or "on-DRAY-ah", depending upon the person.

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Teresa- Tuhreezuh / Tuhrayzuh

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    hi,

    How do I pronounce " Elisabetha''?

    have a nice day

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    "Elisabetha" is not a name I've ever heard, but I'd guess the fourth syllable is long.

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Is not Elisabetha a name? What is it then? How is pronounced the first letter: "e" or "i"?

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Native speakers have problems with names.

    > Hi there !I'm have problems with speakers too, who can't help me .

    > Thanks a lot

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Is not Elisabetha a name? What is it then? How is pronounced the first letter: "e" or "i"?
    It looks like a German name to Google: Elisabetha - Google Search

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    Exclamation Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Who can help me? Is there an online Dictionary of English names?
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    mad-ox
    You may use Dictionary.com which DOES show the precise phonetics of "popular" names along with the surname as well.

    Beside, if you require further help with pronounciation & the dictionary can't help you then ask around here. I highly doubted, if you'd be disappointed ;)

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