help - pronunciation!

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  1. kosh

    kosh proud new mum!

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    could you please tell me how you'd pronounce these boys names (and could you also say where you're from, ie UK, USA, etc)
    (my DH and I live in the UK but are not from here, so we're worried we might get it wrong...)

    gael
    caen
    manu

    thanks!
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  2. smawfl

    smawfl Mamma of 2!

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    I'm in the UK and second generation Italian.

    Gay-el

    Keen

    Man-oo

    ??
     
  3. Little_bump

    Little_bump Well-Known Member

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    Gay-el

    Cane

    Man-oo

    Im from the UK :)
     
  4. MrsPoodle

    MrsPoodle Mummy of a Princess

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    gay-el
    cay-en
    man-oo

    uk here too
     
  5. mattison

    mattison Mother of 3 & expecting!

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    I am from the US, but don't take my pronounciation too seriously as I am sure I not correct and someone else in the US will know.

    gael - Gah-el
    caen - Cahn? Cah-en?
    manu - Man-oo
     
  6. kosh

    kosh proud new mum!

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    that's exactly how we'd pronounce them!
     
  7. discoclare

    discoclare Well-Known Member

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    Gay-el (like the female Gail)

    Cane

    Man-oo

    In UK
     
  8. kosh

    kosh proud new mum!

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    anyone else?
    :flower:
     
  9. LilDreamy

    LilDreamy Guest

    Well I think
    Gael could be pronounced as... Like Pail but with a G (Gail) or Like Gae-ell
    Caen - I would pronounce like Cane or like Kie-ann
    And Manu - I would pronounce as - Mahn - nyou )like you put an N infront of you i can't figure out how to write the pronounciation.

    And I'm from the U.S.

    So you prob didn't want pronunc from someone in the U.S. lol
     
  10. mummy.wannabe

    mummy.wannabe Going through IVF

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    I'd say exactly the same as this.

    I don't get when people put a H at the end of how there pronouncing names. Like someone said Cah en or gah al. To me that doesn't help to know how to say it. Not sure if that me just being stupid ha x
     
  11. kosh

    kosh proud new mum!

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    no no, we might end up in the USA at some point, so I do want to know!
    thanks!:thumbup:
     
  12. loveme_x

    loveme_x Well-Known Member

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    Gay-el Or Gail
    Cayenne or Cane
    Man-u
    Im from the US lol
     
  13. mattison

    mattison Mother of 3 & expecting!

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    Since this was obviously directed at me:

    I would think of it as 'cah' being like in fAther. 'Ca', to me, would be similar to cAt. I think CAH narrows it down so you can pronounce it that way.

    But maybe I am being stupid :shrug:
     
  14. mummy.wannabe

    mummy.wannabe Going through IVF

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    Sorry don't think i was being rude, I was just generally saying I don't get it, I don't understand when people say the h.
    Suppose it depends on your accent x
    Thanks for explaining x
     
  15. kosh

    kosh proud new mum!

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    i think it depends on people's accents and also whether you also speak other languages.
    to me, what mattison said made perfect sense!

    thanks everybody for replying!
     
  16. ZoMo

    ZoMo Well-Known Member

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    This is how I would pronounce them too - UK
     
  17. xSarahM

    xSarahM Two Beautiful Angels

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    I'm from the UK :)
    Gail
    Cain
    Man-ooh
     
  18. Dainty-Doll

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    Gay-el
    Kee-an
    Man-oo

    UK :flower:
     
  19. kosh

    kosh proud new mum!

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    Maviyildiz Well-Known Member

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    I would pronounce them the same as this. I am from the U.S. originally.
    I definately hesitate with the name Caen though. I have NO idea how to pronounce it, but if forced to guess, I would say Cane. The other two I would unhesitatingly pronounce the way written above!
     

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