Foreign Language Name Pronunciation Tutoring

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Foreign Language Name Pronunciation Tutoring

Postby srweight » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:59 pm

[size=100]:rolleyes: Here is a little LDS.org functionality that I could really use. I need to be able to pronounce the names for several different languages as I work in the temple. I would love to see part of the site with a section for several languages that would
  • give some general rules for the spelling and it’s pronunciation
  • let me see and hear the 100 most common names for male, female, and surnames
Now really that wouldn’t be much to ask of a good web-based tutor?
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Postby russellhltn » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:13 pm

Sounds like a good byu.edu task. :cool:

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Postby WelchTC » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:58 am

srweight wrote:[size=100]:rolleyes: Here is a little LDS.org functionality that I could really use. I need to be able to pronounce the names for several different languages as I work in the temple. I would love to see part of the site with a section for several languages that would
  • give some general rules for the spelling and it’s pronunciation
  • let me see and hear the 100 most common names for male, female, and surnames
Now really that wouldn’t be much to ask of a good web-based tutor?
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Cool idea! I'll pass it along. The tough part would be figuring out the common names. Because names change over time. So what was common names 100 years ago in Mexico may not be the same that were common 50 years ago.

Tom

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It's not the names that would count

Postby srweight » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:08 am

tomw wrote:Cool idea! I'll pass it along. The tough part would be figuring out the common names. Because names change over time. So what was common names 100 years ago in Mexico may not be the same that were common 50 years ago.

Tom


It's really the general rules for pronouncing the sounds and what they sound like in the spellings of any names in the selected language that would be helpful.

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Postby greenwoodkl » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:50 pm

The other side of this equation would be figuring out how to more easily distinguish the background of the names on temple cards. Have the names been romanized? When the individuals are from the country of name origin it is easier to distinguish.

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Postby thedqs » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:25 am

And if the name has been romanized maybe even a pronunciation version of the name under the full name of the person. That way you do not even need to know the rules of the language just how to read the pronunciation guide.
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