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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    hi,

    Please tell me the correct pronunciation of AHAB, the protagonist of 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville.

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Hllo
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  3. Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,

    Please tell me the correct pronunciation of AHAB, the protagonist of 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville.
    What a diffecult question!

    All I can say is to get dic. to pronunce it to you,
    Names pronunciation is always
    Last edited by alihandra; 24-Dec-2006 at 17:38.

  4. Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    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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    Is there something else FREE?

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by alihandra View Post
    What a diffecult question!

    All I can say is to get dic. to pronunce it to you,
    Names pronunciation is always

    It's difficult as I have heard some teachers pronunciating this name like this:''ahab'', others: eihab, and others: eiheib, and others: eiheb

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,

    Is Shaw an English name?

    Thank you beforehand,

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    Shaw

    (Origin Scotch) A lawn, a plain surrounded by trees, or an open space between woods.

    George Bernard Shaw was Irish

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Here are two scottish surmames:

    Menzies pronounced ming-iss in Scotland, but menzays in England

    and this one! Smellie, pronounced smiley

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Hi, if you want to know the pronunciation of names, ie from a classic book, try getting the audio book! I also have a dictionary which has a section at the end with the most common names and their pronunciation (Oxford Advanced Learner's) Hope it helps!

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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,
    Please tell me the correct pronunciation of AHAB, the protagonist of 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville.
    /'eıhæb/



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    Re: The pronunciation of English names!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    /'eıhæb/

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    Hi BobK

    This is the pronunciation I have been waiting for because I think [that] it is the right and most British pronunciation of the name Ahab.

    Happy New Year!

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