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'Szymoniak' - help with pronunciation of a Polish name please


kjwx109 1 | 1
3 Jun 2010 #1
Hello,

I don't know any Polish, but could do with some help. I am giving a talk next week and will have to pronounce a Polish name several times. The name is 'Szymoniak'. Can I please have some tips as to how to pronounce this in English in a way that is close to the proper Polish pronunciation.

Many thanks
pgtx 30 | 3,156
3 Jun 2010 #2
ivona.com make it be your help...
shush 1 | 212
3 Jun 2010 #3
Hmm i can send u a voice clip with the pronounciation if you want.
ShawnH 8 | 1,507
3 Jun 2010 #4
'Szymoniak'

This is an easy one.....

Shi-Moe-knee-ak, but say it quickly.

Now wait for about 13 varying opinions on the proper pronunciation....

:-)
1jola 14 | 1,879
3 Jun 2010 #5
Try here: say.expressivo.com/ewa/
pgtx 30 | 3,156
3 Jun 2010 #6
Shi-Moe-knee-ak, but say it quickly.

not as slow as you wrote it? ;)
ShawnH 8 | 1,507
3 Jun 2010 #7
What do you want for a guy with only 7.5 fingers and two thumbs?
OP kjwx109 1 | 1
3 Jun 2010 #8
Wow, these text to speech sites rock! Mant thanks for the links and for Shi-Moe-knee-ak.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
4 Jun 2010 #9
shi-MAW-nyak (only three syllables). Means: Simonson (patroynmic nick)


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