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Subject: Re: help with pronouncing Eastern European names
Author: Christo   (guest, 193.98.144.2)
Date: August 13, 2004 at 12:49:09 AM
Reply to: Re: help with pronouncing Eastern European names by candice
01.SC: Maja Bajevic: MA-ya BA-ye-vich
02.SC: Alma BEcirovic: AL-ma be-CHI-ro-vich
03.UN: Muhidin Tvico: mu-xi-DIN TVI-tso
04.HU: Nemeth Hajnal: NE-met xAY-nal (given name xajnal?)
05.HU: Varnai Gyula: VAR-nay DYU-la (given name Gyula!)
06.SC: Dragan Zarevac: DRA-gan ZA-re-vats (or ZHA-re-vats?)
07.SC: PAvle Vuckovic: PA-vle VUCH-ko-vich
08.SC: Jelena Radic: YE-le-na RA-dich
09.SC: Vladimir Nikolic: VLA-di-mir NI-ko-lich
10.RO: Adrian Paci: a-dri-AN PACH
11.UN: Tiia Johannson: TI-a YO-han-son
12.UN: Kai Kaljo: KAY KA-lyo (given name Kaljo if hungarian)
13.UN: Ene Liis Semper: E-ne LIS SEM-per
14.UN: Killu Sukmit: KI-lu SUK-mit
15.UN: Mari Laanemets: MA-ri LA-ne-mets
16.PL: Anna Niesterowicz: A-na ne-ste-RO-vich
17.UN: Azorro: a-SO-ro
18.PL: Piotr Weyzykowski: PYOTR vey-zi-KOV-ski
19.SC: Alen Florcic: A-len FLOR-chich
20.SC: Dario Bardic: DA-ri-o BAR-dich (BAR-jich)
21.SC: Lala Rascic: LA-la RAS-chich (RASH-chich)
22.UN: Kristina Leko: kri-STI-na LE-ko
23.SC: Mladen STilinovic (Stilianovic):
mla-DEN sti-LI-no-vich (sti-li-A-no-vich)
24.AL: Sislej Xhafa: SIS-ley (sis-LEY) Ja-fa
25.RO: Dan Acostioaei (Acostioari?): DAN a-ko-stio-AE-i (a-ko-styoAr!)
26.RO: Dan Mihaltianu: DAN Mi-xal-tyA-nu
27.RO: Mircea Cantor: mIr-cha kan-TOR
28.UN: Oana Felipov: WA-na fe-LI-pov
29.RO: Patricia Teodorescu: pa-TRI-chia te-o-do-RE-sku
30.RO: Pavel Braila: PA-vel brAy-la ("A" as in Eng."perl")
31.LI: Arturas Raila: AR-tu-ras RAy-la
32.LI: Egle Rakauskaite: E-gle ra-kau-SKAy-te
33.BG: Magda Tothova (??, Totkova): MAG-da tOt-ko-va
34.UN: Jesper Alvaer ??
35.UN: Peteris Lidaka ??
36.BG: Krassimir Terziev: kra-si-MIR ter-ZI-ef

Notes: AL[Albanian], BG[Bulgarian], [HU]Hungarian, LI[Lituanian],
[PL]Polish, RO[Romanian], [SC] Serbo-Croatian-Bosnian,
[UN]unknown,uncertain

The stress position is shown in CAPITALS.
The pronunciation cannot be given here in full details.

Common rules for the vowels in the right column:
a: like the common part of the English "my" and "our".
e: like the "e" in "bed".
i: like "i" in "bit" or "ee" in "seen".
o: like the common part of the English "boy" and "home".
u: like "u" in "put" or "oo" in "book" or "room".
In most East European languages, the length of the vowels does not matter. Perhaps, exceptions are Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Czech.

Common rules for the consonants:
b: "bed"
ch: "chance", "cheers"
d: "day", "down"
f: "five"
g: "go"
h: "home"
j: "jam"
klmn: as in English
p: "pie"
r: "read", Italian "Roma"!
s: "see"
t: "sTop", "tower", French "Tour"
v: "voleyball"
w: "water", "we"
x: strong "h", like Scottich "loCH"
y: "young", "boy"
z: "zero", "pleaSe"
zh: "pleaSure"
Palatal consonants are details not given here.

Spelling uncertain for 03, 06, 20, 21, 23, 25, 33.

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