head_overheels at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 6 13:22:32 EST 2003
Sorry it took me so long to get back on this subject my server got shut
down for almost two days.
>Do you read ASCII IPA? I think it's ['jERp@]. And I'm mostly Dutch,
>though my grandfather used to say that his great-grandfather came from
>Denmark, floating on an anchor.
I don't, sadly, so I can't tell for sure if you're right or not. It looks
fairly right, though.
>HYARE-puh is my best guess, but maybe I'm off due to relying on German
>pronunciation rules. Hyare like hare and puh like uh or er, depending on
>how you want to spell a schwah.
>Helen Schinske (one-sixteenth Norwegian, not sure if that's enough to
Close, but not quite. The H is mute. (In Swedish, the first letter in a word
where the second letter is j tends to be mute.) And I'd say "eh" or "ay",
not "uh", but that's just beyond picky.
To complicate things more for foreigners, there's a stress on *both* the
syllables, although slightly stronger on the first. So in most languages it
would, properly pronounced, sound like two words: Yare Pe. (Think "Go! Go!")
Hey, that looks remarkably like some slightly Asian fantasy name.
Oh, and Kyla? The spelling is Hjarpe with two dots over the a I suspect
that's what causes the problem.
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