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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #195 on: June 03, 2009, 06:16:38 AM »
Try to pronounce this name as -  KZENYA. Thank God, I haven't got any problems to pronounce russian names, it's just almost the same  in polish. ;-)
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #196 on: June 03, 2009, 10:40:58 PM »
Take the last sound of the word "box" (i.e. the /x/ part) then add the 'eniya' part.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #197 on: June 11, 2009, 01:24:58 AM »
It's hard to pronounce 'x' on the beginning of a word (but not that one on the case of the word xylophone).

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #198 on: June 11, 2009, 03:08:42 AM »
It's hard to pronounce 'x' on the beginning of a word (but not that one on the case of the word xylophone).

I still think it depends of your native tongue - I have no problems with it. : )

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #199 on: June 16, 2009, 10:10:25 AM »
Or you can try pronouncing XE in the same way as you do in "AleXEi".

As a Czech, I also donīt have troubles with it.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #200 on: July 10, 2009, 12:01:28 AM »
Hello,

I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to assist me with the correct pronunciation of the name of the Russian Noble House of Chavchavdze?  I thank you in advance for your time

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #201 on: July 10, 2009, 05:02:01 PM »
Also, what is the proper pronunciation of the last name of the Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Mathilde Kschessinska?  Thank you

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #202 on: November 09, 2009, 06:18:33 AM »
How do you say Sigmaringen?   As in Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, I know how to say Hohenzollern as it was explained in earlier posts but I cannot say Sigmaringen correctly or rather I know I am not saying it correctly.


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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #203 on: November 09, 2009, 06:32:04 AM »
How do you say Sigmaringen?   As in Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, I know how to say Hohenzollern as it was explained in earlier posts but I cannot say Sigmaringen correctly or rather I know I am not saying it correctly.



In Russian Sigmaringen sounds like you rerad it, only the first sound is Z.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #204 on: November 10, 2009, 11:10:44 AM »
How do you say Sigmaringen?   As in Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, I know how to say Hohenzollern as it was explained in earlier posts but I cannot say Sigmaringen correctly or rather I know I am not saying it correctly.



In Russian Sigmaringen sounds like you rerad it, only the first sound is Z.

Thank you, I wasn't saying too badly then.


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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #205 on: November 10, 2009, 03:55:17 PM »
Also, what is the proper pronunciation of the last name of the Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Mathilde Kschessinska?  Thank you

It was mentioned up above this post, to try and pronounce,  Ks-chess-in-ska...She was actually of Polish origin.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #206 on: January 06, 2010, 02:56:24 PM »
I have been pronouncing OTMA with a short O and a short A, but recently my Grandma pronounced it "oht-ma" and i'm wondering, since Olga is not pronounced with a short O, is OTMA pronounced "oht-ma"? or, going with the first letter sounds of OTMA's names, "oht-maa"? the last one sounds horrid, but is that how it is supposed to be prounoced? Or do you just say "O-T-M-A", not saying it as a word, but spelling it out?

Also, not conected with the Romanovs as far as I know, but Russian: how do you pronounce "Marya", the Russian form of Mary?
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #207 on: January 06, 2010, 03:05:00 PM »
Olga IS pronounced with short O. So simple short OTMA is right.

And Maria is pronounced Mariya.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #208 on: January 08, 2010, 06:22:15 PM »
I don't see how Olga could be pronounced any other way than "Ohlgah"

And I did not mean Maria like Maria Nicholeivna, but "Marya", as in the character in Gloria Whelan's "Impossible Journey", which is the sequel to "Angel on the Square", a pretty much historically accurate novel about the daughter of one of Alexandra's ladies-in-waiting who makes friends with OTMA.
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #209 on: January 09, 2010, 04:25:12 AM »
The best advice I can give you is: go and watch Romanovy - ventsenosnaya Semya. There you can hear all the names the way they are pronounced.