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Old 10-23-2005, 01:43 PM
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But then I must say: Dutch really has weird sounds in it.
To me it also sounds like someone is getting ready to spit when hearing it (no offense to anyone). I just can't understand it....I've understood a few words, but thats about it.
How do you pronounce Bernhard...is it Bern-ard (the h being silent)?
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:46 PM
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It is Catharina-Amalia not Catherina-Amalia
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:46 PM
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To me it also sounds like someone is getting ready to spit when hearing it (no offense to anyone). I just can't understand it....I've understood a few words, but thats about it.
How do you pronounce Bernhard...is it Bern-ard (the h being silent)?
It's with a little 'h'. That's how I myself say it. But then again, I'm from the south of the Netherlands so maybe I pronounce things a bit different. Those spitting people Lady Jennifer is talking about of course all live in the North...

Just joking!! :p
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:48 PM
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It is Catharina-Amalia not Catherina-Amalia
I was reading a thread and it just said Catherina, but you're more likely to be right! Thanks for the correction Princess Maxima!:)
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:01 PM
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How do you pronounce Fürst Hans-Adam and Fürstin Marie Aglaë? Is Hans pronounced Hah-ns, or is it pronounced Han-s? And how is Aglaë pronounced?
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Here's one I've been wondering about for ages...Laetitia as in Laetitia Maria
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:37 PM
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Here's one I've been wondering about for ages...Laetitia as in Laetitia Maria
I think it would be La-tee-sha, but I'm probably wrong!:o
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:43 PM
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For the name Catharina-Amalia is the first part said with a "th" like in the English word "think", or is it pronounced with a "t" sound?

This is a cool topic, so thanks to the people who know the right way to say everything!
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:57 PM
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For the name Catharina-Amalia is the first part said with a "th" like in the English word "think", or is it pronounced with a "t" sound?

This is a cool topic, so thanks to the people who know the right way to say everything!
I think it sounds like a "t".:)
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:50 AM
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definetely like t
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I think it would be La-tee-sha, but I'm probably wrong!:o
It would most likely be Lé-tee-sy-a. I know hiw to pronounce it, not how to explain.
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It would most likely be Lé-tee-sy-a. I know hiw to pronounce it, not how to explain.
So is the 'sy' part pronounced like a 'c' - Lé-tee-c-a?
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So is the 'sy' part pronounced like a 'c' - Lé-tee-c-a?
Lé-tee-c-i-a. You need to separate and pronounce -tia "c-i-a".
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Lé-tee-c-i-a. You need to separate and pronounce -tia "c-i-a".
Sorry to ask so many times, but is that like - Lé-tee-c-i-a?
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I think it is like LiTiCIa
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Does anyone know how to pronounce Aimée's last name Söhngen?
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:01 PM
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Does anyone know how to pronounce Aimée's last name Söhngen?
Oops, that's really difficult.

That's something like S-ø (you know the Scandinavian thing) - n - g (the Dutch way, which is not very common in other languages) -en.

So it's Søhn-gen or something like that. But as I said, it's difficult...
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Oops, that's really difficult.

That's something like S-ø (you know the Scandinavian thing) - n - g (the Dutch way, which is not very common in other languages) -en.

So it's Søhn-gen or something like that. But as I said, it's difficult...
I suppose it's like how you would pronounce a Swedish name. I have a Swedish friend and her last name is pronounced similarly, because of the ø.
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:05 PM
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I suppose it's like how you would pronounce a Swedish name. I have a Swedish friend and her last name is pronounced similarly, because of the ø.
Yes, it is. The ö is also a German sound which we sometimes see in Dutch too. :)
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Yes, it is. The ö is also a German sound which we sometimes see in Dutch too. :)
For English speakers, you make the sound by forming your lips into an o and then saying e.
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