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Subject: Re: Spanish/French pronounciation of Jonathan?
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: June 7, 2008 at 3:51:12 AM
Reply to: Spanish/French pronounciation of Jonathan? by The Little Hyphen
The Spanish correct form of the name is Jonatán (khoh-nah-TAHN), but, as many other names from Old Testament, it is not used.

The use of Jonathan appears in 1970s after American films, soap operas and sitcoms; then, the pronunciation tries to be the English one. Since the sound of the English J is inexistent in Spanish, many of the speakers pronounce it as Y (it is the same with other newly used names, as Joel). The group TH is pronounced simply as a T.


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