||Ålefeskarn (guest, 220.127.116.11)
||October 10, 2002 at 5:36:44 PM
||Kerstin--meaning? by Ellie
It is a Scandinavian form [of Christina] aswell as a Low German one.
Pronunciation is a little difficult to describe in English text, but something like 'chash-tinn' could perhaps do.
'K' is soft before an 'E', somewhat between English 'CH' and 'SH'.
'E' is pronounced 'Ä' before an 'R' (never like the 'Ö' in English 'UR'.
'R' and 'S' combines to a retroflex 'SH'.
'I' is always short.
Stress is on the first syllable.
The name has many varieties.
Statistics [31.12 2001]
(These three have a slightly different pronunciation in Swedish.)
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