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#136 DanielBenton

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

I know someone can help me:  how to pronounce Petit, as in Roland Petit.

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#137 volcanohunter

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:10 PM

You'd use the standard French pronunciation - the 'e' is a schwa and the final 't' is silent. [pə-'ti]

 

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#138 DanielBenton

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:47 PM

Volcanohunter - thanks!



#139 nanushka

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

Osipova?

 

Daniil Simkin?

 

Yuriko Kajiya?

 

Also, the NYT says Hee Seo's last name is simply pronounced "SUH."  Is that correct?  When she was announced as filling in for Gillian Murphy in the second half of SL at the Met recently, the woman making the announcement said something more like "SO" (though after a slight hesitation, so I didn't get the sense that was definitive).



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

I have asked several Japanese people and they have said that Yuriko's name is pronounced  YUR - EE - KO with the stress on the first syllable. Her last name is pronounced

KA - JEE - AH with the stress on the second syllable.

 

Russian speakers have told me that Osipova's name is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable - AW - SEE PO- VA.



#141 VirginiaB

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

When Hee Seo spoke at an ABT interview last month, she told us how to pronounce her name. She said that the correct pronunciation is SUH.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:57 PM

I have asked several Japanese people and they have said that Yuriko's name is pronounced  YUR - EE - KO with the stress on the first syllable. Her last name is pronounced

KA - JEE - AH with the stress on the second syllable.

 

Russian speakers have told me that Osipova's name is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable - AW - SEE PO- VA.

 

 

JEE just like the first word in "gee whiz"?

 

Thanks for the helpful info!




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