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Thread: Pronunciation Guide?
June 26th, 2012 12:40 PM #1
Forgive me if this has been posted before, I didn't scroll through all eleven pages of past threads.
I was thinking it might be helpful if the name entries had a pronunciation guide, maybe just written out phonetically somewhere on the page? It might not be the easiest especially with some names, but I find it so frustrating to find a new name I like but then have to search elsewhere to find the pronunciation. Happened to me this morning with Pelle.
Just a thought.the ever-changing favorites:
♥ August, Barnaby, Henry, Luther
♥ Mabel, Leona, Florence, Zelda
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June 26th, 2012 02:32 PM #3
I agree with this. I also think you should have the pronunciations that English speakers might use, and also the pronunciations the name would have in it's original language. I speak Greek and a lot of people say Greek names wrong on here, or nameberry has the wrong pronunciation (Such as Thaylia is THAY-lee-uh in Greek, but a lot of English speakers say thu-lee-uh and nameberry lists it as tal-ee-uh/tal-yuh)Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
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July 8th, 2012 12:14 PM #5Senior Member
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I agree with both of you. It gets frustrating to some degree when a names's prn issues could be settled in one comment but it goes in for pages because everyone is unaware are how it's said and the focus is no longer on the name. Not that everyone doesn't have the right to keep debating it though.
My only fear is that NB might post some mispronunciations.Josephine Athénaïs - Josephine Ivy - Myriam Athénaïs - Vivienne Josephine
Athena Beatrice - Beatrice Cecile - Eleanor Anne-Sophie -Myriam Beatrice - Meredith ElizabethAmbrose Aristide - Ulysses Aristide
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July 26th, 2012 11:54 PM #7Senior Member
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Im so happy this thread is here---I was wishing too for some pronunciation help---would be a great addition to your site.
October 11th, 2012 09:33 AM #9
I'll revive this thread. I definitely feel that there nb should try to start adding an across the board pronunciation guide. I'm an American English speaker, and fairly well-read, but there are times that I have doubts about even relatively simple names.
For example, this morning I'm wondering about Declan. In my head, I've always said de-KLUN, but having never met a Declan or knowingly heard the name aloud, I imagine that it could be DECK-lan, or DEEK-lan, or DEE-klan. Just the other day, I asked on the boards whether Rosalie was pronounced ROSE-uh-lee or ROZ-uh-lee.
And I agree that it should be noted if there is a difference in the original language pronunciation and that which is regularly used in English speaking countries.
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