[Vocabulary] How to pronounce the last name 'Sjaus'?

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I believe the name originates from Croatia but may be mistaken. Can anyone help me with the pronunciation of 'Sjaus'?

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I believe the name originates from Croatia but may be mistaken. Can anyone help me with the pronunciation of 'Sjaus'?

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I believe the actual name is "Sjauš" and I'm not sure what pronunciation you'd like. As far as I know, Americans tend to ignore diacritics in writing and then to pronounce words as if the diacritics never existed. So do you need the original pronunciation or some kind of Americanized one?
 

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I believe the actual name is "Sjauš" and I'm not sure what pronunciation you'd like. As far as I know, Americans tend to ignore diacritics in writing and then to pronounce words as if the diacritics never existed. So do you need the original pronunciation or some kind of Americanized one?
The poster is in Australia. Why would they want an Americanized version?
Most Australians would say 'sjouse' to rhyme with 'house', or sjaws, to rhyme with 'Santa Claus'.
But if 'j' is devoiced following 's' it would sound like 'schouse', or 'schaws'.
Sorry, no idea how it sounds in Croatian.
 

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The poster is in Australia. Why would they want an Americanized version?
Most Australians would say 'sjouse' to rhyme with 'house', or sjaws, to rhyme with 'Santa Claus'.
But if 'j' is devoiced following 's' it would sound like 'schouse', or 'schaws'.
Sorry, no idea how it sounds in Croatian.

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The poster is in Australia. Why would they want an Americanized version?
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As BC brought it up, presumably she know something that we don't about the likely context - maybe "Sjauš" is the name of a sportsman or film star or something. I'm inclined to think she knows what she's talking about. ;-)

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I'm inclined to think she knows what she's talking about. ;-)

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I'm inclined to think she knows what she's talking about. ;-)
Thanks for so much trust in my intelligence, but I must admit with shame that it's not true... :oops::oops: I said "Americans" for no reason. The word somehow arrived in my head and somehow even made it to the post.

I don't know anybody special named so. I'm Slavic, so it was easy for me to check on the web even though I never learned Croatian.
 
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