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Old 10-24-2005, 12:39 PM
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how do you pronounce Aimée's Söhngen's first name?

how do you pronounce Aimée's Söhngen's first name?

is it A-may?
is it Ai-may?
is it I-may?
is it A-mee? (american style)

i have no clue.. any help out there?
its bugging me profusely
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:59 PM
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The ö is pronounced in a similar way as the "u" in curve. I hope that helps :)
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:05 PM
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The ö is pronounced in a similar way as the "u" in curve. I hope that helps :)
So it would be pronounced like - Sur-h-gen?
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:22 PM
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So it would be pronounced like - Sur-h-gen?
yeah it sounds nearly similar to this
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:24 PM
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how do you pronounce Aimée's Söhngen's first name?

is it A-may?
is it Ai-may?
is it I-may?
is it A-mee? (american style)

i have no clue.. any help out there?
its bugging me profusely
The AI sounds like the A in land
M just like M
ÉE I don't know how to explain in english it's just éééé
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:27 PM
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Today I hear on Spanish TVE: Eme Shenen (Sh like Polish SZ - like wind's noise/hum and last N was soundless).
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:57 PM
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I think it is like LiTiCIa
I would say "LéTicia"...
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:59 PM
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For Aimée Söhngen, the dutch "g" is quite the same than the german "ch" or the spanish "j", the jota.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:05 PM
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For Aimée Söhngen, the dutch "g" is quite the same than the german "ch" or the spanish "j", the jota.
What sound would that be in english?
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:07 PM
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how do you pronounce Aimée's Söhngen's first name?

is it A-may?
is it Ai-may?
is it I-may?
is it A-mee? (american style)

i have no clue.. any help out there?
its bugging me profusely
Somewhere in this tread I tried to explain it to Layla or to BeatrixFan, I don't remember. Maybe you should look again. :)
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What sound would that be in english?
That's the problem, that sound doesn't exist in English... :(
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:11 PM
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It's a French name, so it's mor something like ea-may (like 'ea' in a word as 'wear' and 'may' as 'way', but even than it's not exactly the same).

Hmmm, difficult topic, this.

Thanks to Maxie, I think this is the info you're looking for.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:16 PM
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What sound would that be in english?
Hi Layla. Try to say y (like in yard) and force some air out. Then you'll have it. :)
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:24 PM
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So putting it all together it would be, Sur-h-y-en?
I'm totally confused, sorry!:o
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:29 PM
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So putting it all together it would be, Sur-h-y-en?
I'm totally confused, sorry!:o
Maybe you should watch one of the things from Dutch news broadcasts that were posted in the wedding thread. And pay attention of course, I think they say it in the beginning of it... and if it doesn't work, than try it again and again, just as long untill you here something that sounds like Sur-h-y-en or Sun-y-en (because that's wat it is).

Do you people know what you have to learn? A phonological alphabeth! That one comes in handy in matters like this.

*Maxie is a little confused too, and that about her mothertongue, which she happens to study at university! Unbelievable!*
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:36 PM
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It's a French name, so it's mor something like ea-may (like 'ea' in a word as 'wear' and 'may' as 'way', but even than it's not exactly the same).

Hmmm, difficult topic, this.

Thanks to Maxie, I think this is the info you're looking for.
It would be closer to "may".
But I have the same difficulties than Maxie: I'm unable to explain the phonetics of my maternal tongue.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:37 PM
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Thanks for the help Maxie, I'll study!
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:50 PM
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So putting it all together it would be, Sur-h-y-en?
I'm totally confused, sorry!:o
Almost got it!

It's Sur-hn-y-en. Just kick out a breath when you get to the y!
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:55 PM
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Almost got it!

It's Sur-hn-y-en. Just kick out a breath when you get to the y!
Thanks soo much ysbel!! I think I finally understand!! But, I'll still look through the videos to make sure I've got it right!
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:08 PM
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It's a French name, so it's mor something like ea-may (like 'ea' in a word as 'wear' and 'may' as 'way', but even than it's not exactly the same).

Hmmm, difficult topic, this.

Thanks to Maxie, I think this is the info you're looking for.
It would be closer to "may".
But I have the same difficulties than Maxie: I'm unable to explain the phonetics of my maternal tongue.
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