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Post by Kazbek » March 12th, 2021, 8:31 pm

ArthurTrinchera wrote:
March 12th, 2021, 3:47 pm
I particularly needed help with names today, particularly names in different languages. Any recommendations?
English Wikipedia includes pronunciations of many historical names in the first sentence of the article devoted to the person. For hearing pronunciations by native speakers, my favorite site is https://forvo.com/

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Post by ArthurTrinchera » March 13th, 2021, 11:32 pm

Much thanks for both replies !
sincerely,
Arthur

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Post by JoannaHoyt » March 28th, 2021, 5:53 pm

Italian name pronunciation question:
How should I pronounce LoPizzo (as in Anna LoPizzo, killed during the Bread and Roses Strike)?
I had guessed the latter part of the name should sound similar to "pizza," but found online pronunciations for "Lopizzo" ranging from "low-PEAS-oh" to "LOP-is-oh."

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Post by Kazbek » March 28th, 2021, 6:13 pm

JoannaHoyt wrote:
March 28th, 2021, 5:53 pm
Italian name pronunciation question:
How should I pronounce LoPizzo (as in Anna LoPizzo, killed during the Bread and Roses Strike)?
I had guessed the latter part of the name should sound similar to "pizza," but found online pronunciations for "Lopizzo" ranging from "low-PEAS-oh" to "LOP-is-oh."
Yes, in Italian, the word pizzo is prounounced like pizza which an o, and the expected Italian pronunciation would be law-PITS-tso (doubled ts sound). However, I believe it's a Sicilian name, and I'm not familiar with Sicilian.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » March 29th, 2021, 10:50 am

Thank you very much! Sorry, I hadn't realized it was actually a Sicilian name.

I've found audio clips of a few lecturers on the strike pronouncing her last name law-PEAS-oh, so I guess I'll go with that and hope it's right. Thank you again!

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Post by Peter Why » April 27th, 2021, 5:10 am

Could someone speak the following French line for me, please? It's from a Sherlock Holmes story.
Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.
Thanks,
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Post by Kazbek » April 28th, 2021, 6:23 am

Peter Why wrote:
April 27th, 2021, 5:10 am
Could someone speak the following French line for me, please? It's from a Sherlock Holmes story.
Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.
Thanks,
Peter
Here you go:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/french-for-peter.mp3

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Post by Peter Why » April 28th, 2021, 6:54 am

Thanks, Michael, that's perfect.

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Post by Piotrek81 » June 3rd, 2021, 9:39 am

I'd like to request some pronunciation tips for the following Classical Greek phrases and words:

Περὶ μεσοτήτων

κόσκινον

χρονογραφία
Want to hear some PREPARATION TIPS before you press "record"? Listen to THIS and THIS
First hand account of 1770s North America from the outsider's perspective NlCHOLAS CRESSWELL

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Post by MichaelCarter » June 3rd, 2021, 10:08 am

Hi, I'm just wondering what Librivox policy is on exotic (hard to pronounce) names on these older English texts.
Is my "best effort" good enough? Is there a reliable place to look up how to say these names? Especially on joint efforts, how do i know what the others chapter readers are saying or pronouncing?

I imagine this question comes up a lot. I'm just struggling to find an answer.
What do you think?

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 3rd, 2021, 10:43 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
June 3rd, 2021, 9:39 am
I'd like to request some pronunciation tips for the following Classical Greek phrases and words:

Περὶ μεσοτήτων

κόσκινον

χρονογραφία
Here's how I would say it if it helps: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/igxigckg.mp3
pe-ree me-so-tee-ton
kos-kih-non
hro-no-gra-fee-ah
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 3rd, 2021, 10:47 am

MichaelCarter wrote:
June 3rd, 2021, 10:08 am
Hi, I'm just wondering what Librivox policy is on exotic (hard to pronounce) names on these older English texts.
Is my "best effort" good enough? Is there a reliable place to look up how to say these names? Especially on joint efforts, how do i know what the others chapter readers are saying or pronouncing?

I imagine this question comes up a lot. I'm just struggling to find an answer.
What do you think?
If it's a group project, I would ask in the thread; maybe the Book coordinator or other readers have an answer. Otherwise, "best effort" is more than good enough :D You could also do a forvo.com search or youtube.com search in case it appears in a video, though that wouldn't mean it's correct... :|
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Post by Piotrek81 » June 3rd, 2021, 1:20 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
June 3rd, 2021, 10:43 am
Piotrek81 wrote:
June 3rd, 2021, 9:39 am
I'd like to request some pronunciation tips for the following Classical Greek phrases and words:

Περὶ μεσοτήτων

κόσκινον

χρονογραφία
Here's how I would say it if it helps: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/igxigckg.mp3
pe-ree me-so-tee-ton
kos-kih-non
hro-no-gra-fee-ah
Thanks :) That was fast :thumbs:
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Post by MichaelCarter » June 3rd, 2021, 3:03 pm

If it's a group project, I would ask in the thread; maybe the Book coordinator or other readers have an answer. Otherwise, "best effort" is more than good enough :D You could also do a forvo.com search or youtube.com search in case it appears in a video, though that wouldn't mean it's correct... :|
Thank you so much! I'll do just that!

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Post by Vineymala » June 17th, 2021, 7:38 pm

Hi

Can anyone tell how to pronounce

Three _ li _ deep

Chapter 2 book Shen of the Sea

Regards
Viney Mala
:D

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