|Subject:||No english equivalent|
|Author:||Silver (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||January 14, 2003 at 2:08:24 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: Pronunciation of Jochen by Jackson|
There is no english equivalent of the 'ch' sound in loch.
Yahalome Tal, who comes on this board proposed the easiest way to pronounce this I think.
Go to back a 'k' sound, and push air thro ur mouth, not vibrating the air (keeping it unvoiced) but instead of making a k sound in the middle of ur mouth, make it at the back of your throat.
It's closest relative phoneme is the French 'r'. I don't know the sound, but if you do, they are related.
The 'och' is harder to pronounce I think, so try 'ach' for starters, it is easier to say.
Like the Gaelic word 'Sassenach', meaning 'outsider', someonw who is not Scottish.
I hope this helps.
~ Silver sa Ryuchia
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