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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2007, 03:50:05 PM »
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #121 on: September 20, 2007, 01:51:41 AM »
I know the Russian pronunciation of Alexei, but I was wondering what the most acceptable Anglicized pronunciation would be.

Ah-lex-eh(hard 'a' sound), perhaps?

Or Ah-lex-ee-eh(hard 'a' sound)?

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #122 on: September 27, 2007, 05:06:58 PM »
I know the Russian pronunciation of Alexei, but I was wondering what the most acceptable Anglicized pronunciation would be.

Ah-lex-eh(hard 'a' sound), perhaps?

Or Ah-lex-ee-eh(hard 'a' sound)?
The most normal pronunciation is Alex+ay. Ah-lex-ey and Ah-lex-ee-ay sound too affected to me.
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #123 on: December 09, 2007, 10:23:31 AM »
I know this isn't a Russian name, but could someone try to explain how to pronounce Paléologue? 
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #124 on: December 26, 2007, 11:56:42 PM »
I know this isn't a Russian name, but could someone try to explain how to pronounce Paléologue? 

Just a stab, as I am not a French speaker, but I would pronounce it "pah-layo-logzh"

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #125 on: December 27, 2007, 04:33:42 PM »
I think the end should be more like log (with a long o and the g like in garden)

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #126 on: December 28, 2007, 01:07:53 AM »
I know they're not exactly Romanovs, but I've always wondered how you pronounced the names of Ferdinand and Marie of Roumania's two youngest children, Ileana and Mircea?

I've seen in the movie Vlad that Mircea is pronounced like "meer-cha"


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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #127 on: February 10, 2008, 05:01:16 PM »
I think the end should be more like log (with a long o and the g like in garden)

That's right! The end should sound like the ending of all similar English words like Prologue, dialogue, etc., which are all borrowed from French to begin with. The only difference would be the stress that, in the case of Paleologue, like all French words falls on the last syllable.
Pa-lay-o-LOG!
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #128 on: February 11, 2008, 09:35:17 AM »
This was probably already asked before but...

How do you say ''Nikolaevna''? And what is the correct spelling, as I have seen it spelled a least five different ways?

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #129 on: February 11, 2008, 11:07:56 AM »
"Nikoh-lie-ehvnah"

English spelling is not consistent.  Nicholaievna or Nikolaievna are the two main "correct" spellings.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #130 on: April 06, 2008, 02:00:52 PM »
kokoschnik...How do you say this?

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #131 on: April 06, 2008, 02:04:15 PM »
KO-KO-SHNYIK (at least I say it like it....it´s kindy hard to explain pronunciation of ny.....

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #132 on: April 13, 2008, 10:49:54 AM »
and just to make things a little more confusing, patronymics such as "Konstantinovich" are usually contracted and prounounced as" Konstantinich", eliiding the "ov".

However, if your butler is announcing a grand duke as he enters your drawing room, be careful that he enunciates all the syllables!
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #133 on: April 21, 2008, 09:10:29 AM »
What is the proper pronunciation for Yussupov? I know that I am not saying it correctly.


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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #134 on: April 25, 2008, 06:26:41 PM »
You Sue Poff with the stress on Sue