|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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