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    Question [B]Pronunciation of Egyptian Pharaoah's names....[/B]

    Hi All

    Was wondering if anyone out there could tell me how they would pronounce the following egyptian pharaoh's names:

    Khafre....
    Khufu....
    Menkaure....

    I have been searching on the net but had no luck in finding a sight and we have quite a debate going on in my office as to which it should be.....

    Any comments appreciated.

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    Re: [B]Pronunciation of Egyptian Pharaoah's names....[/B]

    Try these; click on the audio symbol at the site.

    Khafre - Definitions from Dictionary.com
    Khufu - Definitions from Dictionary.com

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    Re: [B]Pronunciation of Egyptian Pharaoah's names....[/B]

    Menkaure. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
    ]Columbia Encyclopedia[/url]: Menkaure (mĕnkū'rā) [also spelt Menkure]

    Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/menkaure

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    Re: [B]Pronunciation of Egyptian Pharaoah's names....[/B]

    You also need to be aware that transliteration systems differ. What is now called - almost universally - the Pyramid of Khufu - used to be called (in the time of the British Empire) the Pyramid of Cheops. They both represent the same name - known in Greek as Χέωψ - but it would be perverse, if reading a period document, to pronounce "Cheops" /'ku:fu:/.

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