Off topic: Pronunciation of Indian word
Thread poster: Evangelia Mouma
Hello everyone and a Happy (and prosperous) New Year.
I am translating a literary book on India and I do not know how to transcribe an Indian name into Greek - I checked into encyclopaedias etc. So, could someone, perhaps an Indian translator, help me with this? The name is Bhindranwale - the leader of the Sikh militants in Amritsar. My questions are whether the final -e- is pronounced, whether the -w- is pronounced as -v- or as -u-, and where the stress falls.
Thanks in advance
| Happy New Year! || Jan 4, 2007 |
From a translation of a book on Sikh history (Fighting for Faith and Nation) and the Sacred Japji I did a few years back for a Sikh friend, I was told it is pronounced as a "ou" ("Μπιντραουαλέ").
However, I would wait for the confirmation of a Hindu colleague.
[Edited at 2007-01-04 10:17]
w is pronounced as "v"
the final "e" is not silent. It is pronounced as the country name Male is pronounced or stressed
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English to Hindi
| Bhindraan-waalay. || Jan 4, 2007 |
You may attempt the pronounciation in two steps like this:
And, then combine them in one word as Bhindraanwaalay.
I hope, it is clear now.
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