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Grand_Duke_Alexei:
I can never pronounce anything right, does anyone know how to pronounce the following words?

Mme

Alexandrovna

Pavlovna

Petrograd

Vyrubova

Feodorovna

Hesse

Hohenzollern

Ural Mountains (just Ural, I can pronounce mountains ::))

Dagmar

Constantine

Constantinovich

Kyril

Pavlovich

I'll probably add some more later.  ;)

LisaDavidson:
Mme  - Mah - damn

Alexandrovna - Alek -san - drove - nah

Pavlovna - Pav - lov - nah

Petrograd - Pe - tro - grahd

Vyrubova - Veer - oo - bove - a

Feodorovna - Fee - oh - door - ov - nah

Hesse - Hess (rhymes with yes)

LisaDavidson:
Hohenzollern - ho - hen - zoe - learn

Ural Mountains (just Ural, I can pronounce mountains ) Your - ahl

Dagmar - Dahl - mar

Constantine - con - stan - teen

Constantinovich = con - stand - tin - ovich

Kyril - keer - ill

Pavlovich - pav - lo -vich

grandduchessella:

--- Quote ---I can never pronounce anything right, does anyone know how to pronounce the following words?
Hohenzollern

Ural Mountains (just Ural, I can pronounce mountains ::))

Dagmar

Constantine

Constantinovich

Kyril

Pavlovich

I'll probably add some more later.  ;)


--- End quote ---


I'll do my best to make it clear (it's hard to spell out the phonetically):

Hohenzollern: hoe-en-zoll-urn
Dagmar: Dag-marr
Constantine: kon-stan-teen (I've also heard kon-stan-tine)
Constantinovich: kon-stan-tin-oh-vich
Kyril: keer-ill
Pavlovich: pav-low-vich



Olga:
Alexandrovna Ah-lyek-sahn-drov-nah.

Pavlovna  Pahv-lov-nah.

Petrograd  Pyet-ro-grat.

Vyrubova  Vi (like the i in bit)-roo-bova.

Feodorovna  Fyo-dor-ov-nah.

Ural  OO-rahl.

Constantine  Kon-stahn-teen.

Constantinovich  Kon-stahn-teen-o-veech.

Kyril  Kee-reel

Pavlovich  Pahv-lo-veech.

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