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[Opinions] How do you pronounce Hermione
Hi !!!Last days I saw the original version of Harry Potter (so in English) and I found a horrible think...Hermione was pronounced as..Har-MIE-a-nee...It is the ugliest thing of the world !!But...
How can a person pronounce it in that way !!!It is a simple name with Greek orin...hehr-mee-OH-nehIs there someone who pronounce it like me? TT TTByeeeeeeeAgata Alvise Anastasia Angelica Antonietta Basilio Bianca Cassandra Celeste Dante Dora Elsa Ester Eulalia Fabrizio Fiammetta Furio Ginevra Giosuè Isidoro Leonardo Lucilla Luna Mara Margherita Mina Miriana Morgana Niccolò Olimpia Orlando Selene Serafina Stella Tullio Valentino Vanessa Veronica

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I am not English speaker. I pronounce as hehr-mee-aw-nuh.
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In Harry Potter (original UK version) when Hermione is teaching Victor Krum how to pronounce her name that JK Rowling means it to be pronounced "Her-my-oh-nee"
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"Her-my-oh-nee," she said slowly and clearly.Definitely not her-mee-oh-neh, but it also doesn't start with "har."
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Pretty much the way it says when you click into Hermione on this site. I think it's also influenced by how it's pronounced in the Harry Potter 'verse, since I love Harry Potter and couldn't imagine it pronounced any other ways.
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I say it her-MY-o-nee. The 'o' sounds is nearly indetectable though. On a side note, in the Dutch translation (how I read the first three books) her name is Hermelien, when I switched over to English for the fourth book, it took me a few tries to get the right 'flavour', settling on teh above. It was coincedentally also the book in which she teached Krum to say her name.
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her-MIE-uh-nee.I love it, I think it's beautiful. Perhaps it sounds strange if you're used to something different.
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I pronounce the name Hermione as her-MY-oh-nee. I've always had a soft spot for the name because of the beautiful David Bowie song "Letter to Hermione" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC0RSXOemQs
He doesn't actually say the name in the song, but since the real Hermione was a British woman, I'd assume it was pronounced similarly to above.
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I just say her-MI-ni
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http://forvo.com/search/%E1%BC%99%CF%81%CE%BC%CE%B9%CF%8C%CE%BD%CE%B7/^This is how I pronounce it. It's the "authentic" Greek pronounciation. I hope the link is not broken, I'm bad at writing pronounciations and this one was the best recording I could find.I don't think the English pronounciation is ugly but it sounded odd to me when I first heard it on Philosopher's Stone. I would have never guessed it right, I knew nothing about pronounciation rules when I was 10 and I still make mistakes sometimes.
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I don't think hər-MIE-ə-nee is ugly. I think it sounds nice, sort of heroic.
hehr-mee-OH-neh is probably nicer when an Italian says it, but I actually think it would be uglier when said by a person with an American accent!
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Io (as in Ione, Iolanthe, Iona etc) is always pronounced 'eye-o' in English. So yes, Hermione is the way English speakers pronounce Hermione.A friend has just named her daughter this. I find it very beautiful
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It's weird, I always assumed the "eye-o" thing was Greek. It's only in the English pronunciations of Greek names, apparently. Because the normal way to pronounce "io" in English would be "ee-o", but with Greek words pronounced in English it ends up as "eye-o".
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Hi !!!I think Hermione is wonderful too. I love nsmes with classic origin and I'm a Potterhead. Unfortunatelly an Hermione with Italian surname is ridicolous also with the Italian pronounciation. It is like saying... Rihanna Rossi or I don't know Jennifer Paglino.. it is simply horrible and kitsch.In these case I would live abroad where people can choose every name without horrible effects with their surnames TT.Byeeeeeee

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I say Her-MON-ee!
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Hi Rosanna,surely, I'm with you-it's simply Her-mee-oh-neh (see also Hermine/Hermia & Hermann)
as well as Niobe-Nee-oh-behVorrei che si dispone di una buona settimana e ti saluta calorosamente,
arrivederci a presto di nuovo !
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Hi !!!Oh Well...
One person that pronounce it like me!!I know that 'in English is correct' but it is the pronounciation itself that is fool imo.Ciao Ariane!Mi chiamo Rossana non Rosanna XD. I can't remember...why can you speak Italian?Ti saluto calorosamente anche io. Ti auguro una buona settimana! A presto!Byeeeeeeee
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I say Her-MY-oh-nee, and I think most or at least most in places where Harry Potter is popular would say it like that. But I do know that the orignial pronunciation is Her-mee-oh-nee, but I personally find that it reminds me of the word 'meanie', so this is one of the cases where I wouldn't use the original pronunciation. I absolutely love Hermione, mostly because of the Harry Potter character; it's very high up my list.

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hə-MIE-ə-nee is correct in English. Other languages probably have their own pronunciations.
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I say it as Her-my-knee
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Same!
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One of the books, "The Goblet of Fire" I think, has Hermione explaining to one of the visiting students from another country how to pronounce her name, and she does say it's Her-MY-o-nee. He was saying it Her-mo-ninny.
It's not a simple name, I don't think, and it's Greek pronunciation.
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I remember that bit! That's how I learned how to pronounce the name. I'd been saying"Her-me-own" in my mind.
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