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Names spelling, pronunciation for Grandparents


shonnalynn 1 | -  
13 Aug 2008 /  #1
How do you pronounce Babcia and Dziadzia? Can someone spell it out phonetically please? Me and my husband are about to become grandparents and we do not want to be called grandma and grandpa. Since my husband's family is Polish I was researching Polish names for grandparents.
Vincent 9 | 806   Moderator
13 Aug 2008 /  #2
I think this is close,

Babcia bab-chya
Dziadzia jya-dek = dziadek grandfather
Switezianka - | 463  
15 Aug 2008 /  #3
You don't know what you're asking for...

OK, phonetic spelling:
babcia ['bapt​͡ɕ a]
dziadek ['d​͡ʑadɛk]

Dzidzia is something used by 2-year-olds who can't pronounce words correctly. It's not a 'real' Polish word. It's is pronounced: ['d​͡ʑad​͡ʑa]
polishgirltx  
15 Aug 2008 /  #4
Dzidzia

dziadzia

dzidzia - that's how is an infant called a cute way...
Switezianka - | 463  
15 Aug 2008 /  #5
sorry, I misspelled. I meant dziadzia - something to say when you can't pronounce dziadek.
Guest  
5 Jun 2009 /  #6
How do you pronounce Babcia and Dziadzia?

Our family pronounces these words "bopcha" and "zsa zsa" or "gha gha."

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