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You're very welcome. Glad to see you've been doing likewise. I will drop you a line some time in the near future. Regards, Cgingold 14:41, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Pāṇini[edit]

Since in Sanskrit there's a mostly perfect correspondence between spelling and pronunciation, Pāṇini is roughly pronounced /pɑːɳin̪i/ and Patanjali /pɐt̪ɐɲɟɐli/ (or /pɐt̪ɐɲɟ͡ʝəli/). Stress wasn't important in later Sanskrit, but in natural speech it would (to my ear) fall on the first syllable of ṇini and the second syllable of Patañjali. I'm not adding to the articles because I'm not very sure of IPA or stress, but I think these are right. :-) Hope this helps, Shreevatsa (talk) 19:37, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Pronunciation of people in the Book of Mormon[edit]

Before I or another editor starts adding pronunciations to the Book of Mormon people you have tagged, does this pronunciation guide follow the IPA format requested (or at least close enough for readers)? Thanks, 72Dino (talk) 14:42, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I have converted it to IPA and I am putting it in the entries, or: Some things don't have entries, they appear only in List_of_Book_of_Mormon_people or List_of_Book_of_Mormon_places or List_of_Book_of_Mormon_groups or Book_of_Mormon_weights_and_measures... Say, a neat project (a class project?) would be for someone to make stub entries for all these people/places that next to nothing is known about, other than their place in a geneology and their citation in Book Of Whatever. It's doable-- the number of these things isn't fourteen, but it isn't four hundred either. Just an idea. — Sean M. Burke (talk) 06:54, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Okay, it's three weeks later, and I think I'm done... In the sense that for every item in this pronunciation guide, I have put its pronunciation somewhere: Where Wikipedia has a full entry on the item, I put its pronunciation there (e.g., Korihor). Of the items without entries, I'll see them in Lineage of Ether and put the pronunciation there; otherwise I've put their pronunciation in List of Book of Mormon people or List of Book of Mormon places. There may be a few exceptions to the rule that I've just described, but I think that that pretty much nails it. Note: the pronunciations are not cast in stone. AT ALL.
As to the quality of the use of IPA in the entries: they're not excellent as descriptions of what is heard, but they're just fine as instructions of what to say.
(Long story short: improving them would be quite past the point of diminishing returns. The changes would involve: pulling apart the American merger of [ɑː] vs [ɒ] ("father" vs "bother"); listening to pronunciations and noting which syllables are secondary-stressed vs completely unstressed, and turning many vowels into [ə]'s accordingly; especially in turning many/most [ʌ]'s into [ə]'s (but not all!). Also, some people will argue over syllable boundaries, but English syllable boundaries are inherently arguable anyway. And some people say I use [.] too much, to which my response is, has been, and ever shall be: "cry me a river!") —Sean M. Burke (talk) 09:16, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

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Zurvanism pronunciations[edit]

Think it would just be [zɜrvənɪzm] in English, while only a very few would know or care too much about authentic ancient Persian pronunciation... AnonMoos (talk) 13:59, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

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"Parsons" is pronounced as written :). No-one much understands he fancy schmancy phonetic stuff, of course. Her forename is pronounced syllable by syllable. RayTayAh. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 23:57, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

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Pronunciations[edit]

You can't find a lot of these names in English dictionaries, so I use the traditional English pronunciation of Latin together with a Latin or Greek dictionary. I started the list of tagged articles alphabetically, but couldn't do them all because some of these names aren't even in the Latin and Greek dictionaries at Perseus, or at least not in any of the ones which indicate long vowels. (If you're not aware, the classical Greek alphabet was defective, as it frequently failed to indicate long α, ι, and υ, and long vowels determine where the stress goes in English, so you need a good dict to compensate.) BTW, if you have any priorities, let me know; I've got other things starting up, and probably will never get through all the articles you tagged. — kwami (talk) 04:58, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

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Hugh Cook[edit]

I had no idea that he had passed away. That makes me very sad indeed.

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