How do you pronounce "Nida" (as in Eugene Nida)?
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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Oct 9, 2010

..the American theorist behind the translation principle of equivalent effect? I'm talking about him in a presentation and I've heard his name pronounced both as "Needa" and "Nigh-da". Anyone claiming to know for sure?
Thanks!


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Alexander Mynzak
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Nigh-da Oct 9, 2010

you pronounce it as Nigh-da .... that's for sure

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Thanks Mynzak... Oct 9, 2010

You seem sure so I'll take your word for it (unless someone comes up with compelling evidence to the contrary!)

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Johanna Timm, PhD  Identity Verified
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"Nigh-da" Oct 9, 2010

Russians seem to pronounce his name “Naida”:

Подобный подход получает свое развитие
в трудах Юджина Найды (Eugene Albert Nida)14.

sun.tsu.ru/mminfo/000239210/000239210.pdf

Fascinating person, interesting question - learned something new today!

Cheers,
johanna


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Thanks, Johanna! Oct 9, 2010



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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Right Forum? Oct 10, 2010

May I offer everybody the option of using the Pronunciation Forum as appropriate for today's question:

http://www.proz.com/forum/856

Please browse it to become familiar with its existence!


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Thanks Mats Oct 10, 2010

I admit I wasn't aware of its existence! Please feel free to move it there if possible...

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When I was at college... Oct 10, 2010

Nesrin wrote:
I've heard his name pronounced both as "Needa" and "Nigh-da".


When I was at college, we referred to him as KNEE-da, but I suspect it would have to be NIGH-da. I did a quick Youtube google for him, and found that I had also mispronounced Nestle (as in the Nestle text of the Greek New Testament). I had always said NESS-lay (like the food company) but perhaps it should be NESS'L or NEST'L.


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