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    Some IPA of names

    Hi teachers.

    I need your help with these names. Please tell me how to pronounce them by showing me the IPA. I can't find any of them in some of my favorite dictionaries. I can't use Forvo, even I can I don't think I can type the them out. Because all of them are names, I ask these questions in one thread.

    1)Brierley
    2)Simone (Is this the same pronunciation of Simon?)
    3)Hirohito (This is an Japanese name, but I think we all have English pronunciation for it.)
    4)Gabrielle Giffords
    5)Jon Kyl

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    John Wells (Longman Pronunciation Dictionary) gives these IPA transcriptions for BrE:


    1)Brierley - /ˈ ˈbraɪ͜ ə li/
    2)Simone - /sɪ ˈ məʋn/ or /sə ˈ məʋn/
    (Is this the same as the pronunciation of Simon?) No. That's /ˈ saɪ mən/
    3)Hirohito - /hɪr əʋ hiːt əʋ/
    4)Gabrielle Giffords - ˌ/gæb ri ˈel gɪf əds/
    5)Jon Kylˈ - /d͡ʒɒn kaɨl/
    I wonder if the "ds" in Giffords is pronounced as "dz", as in "hands"?

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Yes. Sorry.

    I am regrettably prone to typos at the best of times, and it takes me a long time to type out IPA and double-check my transcriptions.
    Please don't say that, Piscean. You've helped a lot. No need to apologize.

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Hi teachers.

    I wonder if you can tell me the IPA of these two words.

    1)Schalke hit three second-half goals to deal….(TheSun.com)
    2)The two companies' success is based on…(Cambridge.org)

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Hi teachers.

    I have a new question. This sentence is from dictionary.reference.com.

    The swamis are saying the stock market is due for a drop. (Source: swami)

    Does this word "swami", which is plural in the sentence, sound like "swah-mees"?

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Yes

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    swah-meez

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    swah-meez
    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes
    This means both "mees" and "meez" are okay. Am I right?

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    This means both "mees" and "meez" are okay. Am I right?
    The final sound is a /z/. As Anglophones, we see a final s that follows a vowel as representing that sound.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Hi.

    This sentence is from dictionary.reference.com

    Bill is anxious to get in the boss's good books.

    Does this word pronounce as "bos" or "bos (pause) s"?

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