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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    I don't know of an online resource, but try this:
    Amazon.co.uk: BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford Reference): Books: Graham Pointon
    Although I think it's out of print, it's not very old, so it should be possible to get hold of a copy.

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    hi again,


    Is Kesey an English name? How do you pronounce it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    lol
    I would like to meet with Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Chaucer or others to ask about their name's pronunciation. That's one of my dreams!!!!!


    hello there! I have good news for you! You don't have to meet them because i could pronounce them for you if you like and besides if you want to meet shakespeare, the novelist, well he is dead for a long time.... anyways, im just hopping around trying to help... bye bye got to hop..,.... lol

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by melai96 View Post
    hello there! I have good news for you! You don't have to meet them because i could pronounce them for you if you like and besides if you want to meet shakespeare, the novelist, well he is dead for a long time.... anyways, im just hopping around trying to help... bye bye got to hop..,.... lol

    hi, we were just joking about meeting these famous writers. How do you pronounce James Ellroy?

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    To rhyme with "bell-boy".

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi again,
    Is Kesey an English name? How do you pronounce it?
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    Author Ken Kesey pronounces it "Kee-Zee."

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    hi,

    Is Shaw an English name?

    Thank you beforehand,

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Well, here is a good one for you all:

    Dougray Scott

    Born in Scotland, he is a British actor. Currently, he is starring in the ABC Sunday night hit comedy "Desperate Housewives" as the new boyfriend of Terry Hachter's character Susan. According to one website, his real first name is Stephen and Dougray turns out to be his middle name, taken from his French grandmother's surname.

    I am wondering how this name is actually pronounced, in the French or the English way. Any ideas?

    Cheers.

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    According to his website, it's pronounced "Doo-GRAY"
    Dougray Scott Biography & FAQ

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