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Old 10-21-2005, 07:45 PM
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Pronunciation of Royal Names

How are certain royal names pronounced?

Beatrix - I pronounce it as Bay-ah-tricks but I've heard it pronounced as Bee-Tricks

Margrethe - I pronounce it as Mar-gray-dah but I've heard it pronounced as Mar-Gretta

Haakon - I believe its pronounced as Hoo-Konn and not Har-Konn as I originally pronounced it

Fabiola - Is it Faby-Olah or Fab-io-lah? I say Fab-io-lah

Joachim - I hear it most commonly as Yo-ah-Kimm but I was told by a Danish pal that its actually York-Im.
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:57 PM
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Beatrix - I pronounce it as Bay-ah-tricks but I've heard it pronounced as Bee-Tricks
Bay-ah-tricks is just the way to pronounce it. No Bee-Tricks, please.
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:10 PM
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Great idea Bay-ah-tricks fan!
Fabiola Being a Latin name, you would expect it to sound like Faby-Olah, but I guess she would be called like that only in Italy or Spain. So I go for Fab-io-lah, like we French pronounce it.
I don't understand why you put a a at the end of Margrethe's name...

Also, I have always wondered about Mette-Marit. How do you pronounce that?
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LOL. Brownie points for me!
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:13 PM
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I don't understand why you put a a at the end of Margrethe's name...

Also, I have always wondered about Mette-Marit. How do you pronounce that?
Well, apparantly its the 'the' on the end of Margrethe that makes it dah.

I was told that Mette-Marit was May-deh Marid - the t's basically sounding like d's but I can't be 100% on that.
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:43 PM
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I don't follow you on Fabiola. Its either Fab-ee-oh-la or Fab-yo-la

Yes, how is Haakon pronounced? And how is Willem pronounced? Is it Vill-em or Vil-yem? O and how about Constantijn, is it Kon-stan-ti-yen? Or how about Johan Friso? Is it Free-ssoh or Free-zoh?

Wow, BeatrixFan what a good can of worms you opened here!
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Old 10-22-2005, 02:34 AM
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Fabiola = Fah Bee O Lah (the stress is on the O)
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My norwegian neighbour says Mette Marit so nicely, i cant and wont attempt to try and pronounce it here. But it sounds nice:)
I keep pestering him to say Mette Marit and he is annoyed at me now lol

Also, Mr Burns on The Simpsons says Queen Bee-atrix. But obviously that is the wrong way since its the English way of saying it. Do you remember that episode where he talks about his friendship with Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands?
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I made a sound-file with the name of the Norwegian royal family. Norwegian pronounciation varies from where in the country you come from, though. the file
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It sounds so cool Norwegianne! The best are, in my opinion Mette-Marit and Martha Luise.
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It sounds so lovely!!!
Thanks for that Norwegianne
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How did you make that file?
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Also, Mr Burns on The Simpsons says Queen Bee-atrix
Do tell! When did Mr Burns mention Beatrix?! - How funny!

Thanks for the file Norwegianne! :)
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Thanks for the link Norwegianne! I love the way you say Haakon Magnus, Harald and Mette-Marit!
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Do tell! When did Mr Burns mention Beatrix?! - How funny!

Thanks for the file Norwegianne! :)
Burns' head (on Homer's shoulder), "But Homer, tonight's our reception for Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands!"
Its here:
http://www.snpp.com/guides/foreign.html
it meantions all countries talked about in The Simpsons.

Sorry to get off topic :(
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Thanks for that Norwegianne. Very interesting!
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Thanks Australian!

I've seen that episode so many times and never heard it! I'll be watching all the Halloween repeats now!
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You're welcome. I made it because there was a bit of discussion around Ingrid Alexandra's birth, regarding the pronounciation of the name Ragnhild. (Juliamontague, I made it in Garageband.)
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norwegianne- I must say your English is really good.

For any of you in Belgium- How do you pronounce Mathilde. I thought it might be like Ma-thild-a but I'm probably WAY off (I know I am :o )

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You're welcome. I made it because there was a bit of discussion around Ingrid Alexandra's birth, regarding the pronounciation of the name Ragnhild. (Juliamontague, I made it in Garageband.)
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norwegianne- I must say your English is really good.

For any of you in Belgium- How do you pronounce Mathilde. I thought it might be like Ma-thild-a but I'm probably WAY off (I know I am :o )
It's like MA-Til-de:)
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