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Pronouncing Names
11-01-08, 10:09 pm
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 How many times have you wondered “How to say that name?”  I found a website that may help.  It’s stronger on Asian names than South American, but every little bit helps.

If you don’t understand how to pronounce someone’s name, ask and ask again.  Don’t assume it’s pronounced the same way in Feslandia as it is here, either.  “Daniel” can become “Dahn-YELL.”   “Mary” could be “Mar-ree.”

 I’ve volunteered almost 20 years with exchange students.  Every year, I learn new names.

I’ve written several other posts about names.


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