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None shall sleep!

How do I pronounce 'principessa'? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Sep 12, 2006 - 7 answers

aiyah! need help prounouncing Chinese!

Need help pronouncing some Cantonese (preferably audio) [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Sep 5, 2006 - 10 answers

English Pronunciation Learning Tools

Can anyone recommend websites that would be useful for Chinese people wanting to learn English? [more inside]
posted by boosh on Aug 18, 2006 - 2 answers

How Elham-Eid Alldredge is pronounced

How is this Palestinian name pronounced? [more inside]
posted by Scottk on May 10, 2006 - 14 answers

How is "Coenties" pronounced?

Does anyone know how "Coenties" is currently pronounced, as in "Coenties Slip?" [more inside]
posted by gubo on Mar 20, 2006 - 4 answers

If only I could *say* 'Les Clochards celestes'

I have three (linked) questions: According to this page, On the Road was adapted to radio for France Culture. I'd like to get my hands on a recording of this. I looked for a while, but Radio France doesn't seem to provide a way to buy radio shows on disc, and it looks like it was only aired once. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Feb 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Help Me Say the Rev's Name Right

GermanLanguageFilter/TheologyFilter. What is the correct pronunciation of the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's name? Definitive opinions sought. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Feb 26, 2006 - 10 answers

How do you pronounce Murinae?

How do you pronounce Murinae?
posted by Jairus on Nov 30, 2005 - 19 answers

pronunciation

I've noticed lately a lot of people with a curious pronunciation tic that involves words with "str" in them. They will seemingly add a kind of 'h' sound, so that street sounds like "shhtreet," rather than street. Has anybody else noticed this, and any ideas where it comes from and why it seems to be gaining ascendancy? I thought it might be an East Coast thing, but I'm not sure...
posted by jgballard on Sep 2, 2005 - 35 answers

I can't talk right anymore.

Speakin' Rightwise, I am talking funny lately. Anyone else? [more inside]
posted by mrs.pants on Jul 15, 2005 - 22 answers

You say potatoe...

In the US, the first syllable of "privacy" rhymes with "eye." In the UK, it rhymes with "give." So why, when listening to an audiobook, did I hear a British reader (with a standard British dialect) pronounce it the American way? Was the reader just being weird, or is the pronunciation of "privacy" becoming Americanized? Are there any other common Brit-pronunciations that are migrating across the pond? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 8, 2005 - 22 answers

Calling all Danes

København, aka Copenhagen. Is it pronounced ko’p?n ha’g?n OR ko’p?n hä’g?n? [more inside]
posted by Crushinator on Apr 18, 2005 - 22 answers

Pronunciation of Wieseltier

I am a great admirer of the writings of New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier, but I am shy about recommending him to friends because I can't pronounce his name. How do you pronounce Wieseltier?
posted by shambles on Mar 23, 2005 - 5 answers

Phonetic Swedish

Phonetic Swedish: How do I pronounce the words of this song? [more inside]
posted by monkey closet on Mar 16, 2005 - 4 answers

How is "Us Weekly" Pronounced?

A friend of ours reads Us Weekly (tabloid news magazine). That's not the problem, I like me some celebrity gossip as well. However, she pronounces it "You Ess Weekly" (ike U.S. News and World Report) vs "Us Weekly" (which I would assume from the spelling/punctuation). I figured this was an aberration, until I heard someone on TV using the same pronunciation. So - how is it actually pronounced? I'd like to keep laughing on the inside when she says it. Bonus points if you can tell me how to google for this - I'm stumped.
posted by true on Feb 9, 2005 - 23 answers

Is this a Polish word?

I'm sure I'm mangling the pronunciation, and I'm sure I misheard a few syllables, but last night while waiting for a bus in Brooklyn, a man came up to me and more than once said something that sounded like "Sheh-deh-mah-shen-see." Does it mean anything?
Some clues: He was polish, also spoke -- in english -- about having just gotten out of a hospital, about how he was crazy, about how his wife was in poland, not america, about how he hadn't eaten, about how he was crazy, about "oh my god" (x3). I gave him some food and a cigarette: he walked a few paces away, looked up at the windows of a second-floor gym, laughed, and did a little dance that mimicked the man on the treadmill. Oh, and he kept apologizing: "I'm so sorry. I so crazy. Oh my God." (x3). Any ideas? I hope to see him again, and I hope to be able to reply appropriately.
posted by nobody on Feb 8, 2005 - 15 answers

Looking for an application to give me phonetic spellings of words and surnames.

I need an application (preferably web based) in which I can enter a word, including surnames, and get the phonetic spelling in return. Any ideas?
posted by Heatwole on Feb 1, 2005 - 7 answers

Portuguese pronunciation.

Portuguese pronunciation. I'm a fan of Brazilian singer/songrwriter Jorge Ben. How do you pronunce his first name? I've heard "Yor-gay", "Hor-hay", "Zhorzhj", and plain ol' "George".
posted by TiredStarling on Dec 17, 2004 - 14 answers

How is the word "merc" pronounced and what does it mean?

Pronunciation/Definition Filter: The "word" merc. (+) [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Dec 17, 2004 - 21 answers

How to pronounce "Mozilla"

It's a word I've know for years but don't know how to pronounce because I've never had to say it out loud. [mi] [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling on Nov 26, 2004 - 33 answers

Arabic - why Q instead of K

Why, when romanizing Arabic words and names, is the U-less Q used instead of K?
posted by davebug on Nov 1, 2004 - 17 answers

Pronunciation of Mies

How do you pronounce the German name Mies, as in Mies van der Rohe? Does it rhyme with keys?
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Sep 24, 2004 - 13 answers

Rolllllllllll

PronunciationFilter: I've noticed that there's two ways to render the "L" sound. One is the standard palatal way, and the other is to draw the back of your tongue back, close to a french "r". I find my self using it occasionally, and though I'm not sure if I've heard other use it it sounds pretty close to the normal way. Is this a documented thing?
posted by abcde on Jun 9, 2004 - 10 answers

How do I pronounce Saint Coemgen?

Can someone tell me how the name of Saint Coemgen (patron saint of blackbirds, and Dublin) is supposed to be pronounced? Somehow it's anglicized as Kevin. Even after consulting several Gaelic pronunciation sites, I still don't get it.
posted by vraxoin on Feb 26, 2004 - 6 answers

Pronounce Forte

What is the correct pronunciation of "forte?" [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Seth on Feb 2, 2004 - 42 answers

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