I need some pronunciation help!
Thread poster: RolGreenberg
RolGreenberg
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Nov 15, 2008

i want to know how to properly pronounce these 3 hungarian surnames. Karsai,Tatai and Halmai. i will write the pronunciation the way that i have been saying it and if i am wrong,can someone please correct me. Karsai - car-shy........Tatai - ta-tie.......Halmai - hal-my. i think i am pronouncing it totally wrong. thanks for your help!

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Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
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place a KudoZ question Nov 17, 2008

Dear Rol, place a KudoZ question, and you will get the answer within few minutes.

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Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
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explanation Nov 17, 2008

Karsai - car-shy........Tatai - ta-tie.......Halmai - hal-my
I am not specialized in English, therefore, my answer can be not completely correct, but I try to help you:
Karsai is k a r sh a i ( the beginning has to be pronounced , like the word "hard"
kharsha - this a again has to be pronounced , like the "a" in the word "hard" and the i at the end like the "ee" in English in the word "bee", so completely it is close to khar-sha-ee
with Tatai almost the same, its "t" lik ethe "t" in the word "tongue",
so
ta (like previous "a" in "hard) - ta -ee,

with the Halmai is the same thing with "a"-s and i at the end like -ee in the word "bee"

Hope it helps a bit;-)


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RolGreenberg
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thanks. Nov 17, 2008

thanks alot erzsebet..i understand how to pronounce these names now! i wont need to do the KudoZ.

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