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My great grandmother's name was Salome and she pronounced it: salo-may.
As a Hebrew name, it is usually pronouced similar to its roots in Shalom, but I've heard in English and French as Sa-Lo-May. I prefer the former.
-- Anonymous User
According to American Heritage Dictionaries, Salome is pronounced sah-LO-mee and SA-lo-may. I prefer the latter, as sa-LO-mee is too similar to salami.
The French pronunciation is sah-lo-MAY. This was the pronuciation of the name of the play Salome written by Oscar Wilde in French.
The Greek and Hebrew pronunciation is sa-LO-may.
Salomé is pronounced: sah LO may/SAH lo may.
sa - rhymes with pa (father)
lo - rhymes with so
-- Anonymous User
Pronounced as "SAH-law-mai".
I've read about four or five different possible pronunciations of Salome in these comments here and everyone seems very sure that his/her given pronunciation is the right one. So I suppose it's not a name that a child would have fun with if you lived in an English-speaking country. I always thought, it would be pronounced SA-lo-may in English, but apparently, it's not that easy.
In Germany (and I claim to be certain here, as I am German), it is pronounced like ZAH-loh-meh, but not exactly as it's difficult to describe the pronunciation well.
It *IS* Suh-LO-mee in English. Which is closer to the Hebrew original SHLOMIT or SHLOMITZION. The French, Spanish and Italian pronunciations tend to sound more like Sah-lo-MAY (which incidentally sounds horrific when pronounced by native English speakers).
Is how I have heard it and would say it. Not sure if the vowel sounds are a corruption of original Hebrew or not. Most likely was a phonetic English reading of the name but I'm no expert!
If there is an accent mark over the last 'e' the syllable changes to 'may'.
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