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BeatrixFan 10-21-2005 06:45 PM

Pronouncing 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.

Maxie 10-21-2005 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
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. ;)

Idriel 10-21-2005 07:10 PM

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?

BeatrixFan 10-21-2005 07:10 PM

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LOL. Brownie points for me! ;)

BeatrixFan 10-21-2005 07:13 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.

ysbel 10-21-2005 08:43 PM

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!

Hannelore 10-22-2005 01:34 AM

Fabiola = Fah Bee O Lah (the stress is on the O)

Australian 10-22-2005 03:10 AM

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?

norwegianne 10-22-2005 04:42 AM

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

LaChicaMadrilena 10-22-2005 05:05 AM

It sounds so cool Norwegianne! The best are, in my opinion Mette-Marit and Martha Luise.

juliamontague 10-22-2005 06:53 AM

It sounds so lovely!!!
Thanks for that Norwegianne

juliamontague 10-22-2005 06:56 AM

How did you make that file?

BeatrixFan 10-22-2005 08:19 AM

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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! :)

LaMinka 10-22-2005 08:37 AM

Thanks for the link Norwegianne! I love the way you say Haakon Magnus, Harald and Mette-Marit!

Australian 10-22-2005 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
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 :(

Lady Jennifer 10-22-2005 09:35 AM

Thanks for that Norwegianne. Very interesting!

BeatrixFan 10-22-2005 09:42 AM

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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!

norwegianne 10-22-2005 10:20 AM

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.)

Lady Jennifer 10-22-2005 11:07 AM

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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Originally Posted by norwegianne
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.)


Emilia 10-22-2005 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Lady Jennifer
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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