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Thread: Pronunciations

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013


    I thought I would start a thread where people can ask question and give responses to the way a lot of names are pronounced. Just seemed like a good idea, since I always seem to be wondering how to pronounce certain names. SO if you have questions or answers, post away!

    Wilhelmina? Do you pronounce the 'h' or do you say 'willa'?

    Imogen? I also read it as E-Mo-Jen, but I'm not sure if that's the common way to say it!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    I pronounce Wilhelmina "Willa-meena," and Imogen "Em-oh-jen."

  3. #5
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    Nov 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I pronounce the H in Wilhelmina (Wil-hel-meena), that is how you pronounced Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands's name.
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  4. #7
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    May 2013
    I would say (vil-hel-meena), as it is the female form of Wilhelm, which is correctly pronounced (vil-helm). But then I'm not German so please correct me if I'm wrong : ) As for Imogen, I would probably say (ima-jen); but I have no idea what the real pronunciation is.
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  5. #9
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    Sep 2011
    Wishing for Greece, stuck in the US
    I pronounce the H in Wilhelmina -- wil-hel-mee-nah
    Imogen is pronounced with the IM like in HIM. It sort of sounds like Imagine. -- My Amazon Author Page

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