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Thread: Names and Accents
March 30th, 2013 08:30 AM #1
Names and Accents
Following on from another thread, I thought it'd be interesting to discuss how names are pronounced differently in the UK/USA/Canada/Aus etc.
We've had the discussion on Sara/Kara/Tara, apparently prn. sare-uh, kare-uh, tare-uh in the US, but I found a few others:
Graham - gray-um and gram
Anthony - ant-ony and anth-ony
Evelyn - eve-lyn and ever-lyn
Louis - loo-ee and lewis
Aaron - ah-run and air-un
Craig - crayg and creg
Elias & Naomi - I wasn't too sure on these, but I've seen pronunciations given as eh-lee-us and nigh-oh-me. I don't know if that's a different accent or someone saying it wrong? I'd always prn. them eh-lie-us and nay-oh-me...
So, correct me if the above are wrong. I don't doubt there'll be regional variations too. But please come up with loads more!
March 30th, 2013 08:37 AM #3
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Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
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Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
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March 30th, 2013 02:25 PM #5
March 30th, 2013 02:36 PM #7
March 30th, 2013 02:37 PM #9Senior Member
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See, even here in the US there can be huge differences. I am from NY and my fiance is from Texas, when he says "pen", it ALWAYS sounds like "pin" to me (they sound completely different when I say them). Well, my father's name happens to be "Ken", so it's always entertaining to me to hear him say it because it sounds like "kin".
For me, Sara and Cara are sare-ah and care-ah but Tara is tar-ah, I couldn't tell you why, that's just how I prefer them.