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The name George
« on: April 18, 2006, 09:31:19 PM »
How do you write and pronounce George in Greek?
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Re: The name George
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 09:32:59 PM »
Γιώργος Α. Παπανδρέου = "George A. Papandreou"
 
It is pronounced like "ghe-yourrr-go-s"
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Re: The name George
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 09:54:32 PM »
Γιώργος Α. Παπανδρέου = "George A. Papandreou"
 
It is pronounced like "ghe-yourrr-go-s"


Thanks for your post.

Just a quick question. Does the G at the beginning of the name sound the same as it does in the English name George? Or does it sound more like it does at the start of the name Gore, like Al Gore?


« Last Edit: April 18, 2006, 09:55:10 PM by OrthodoxAndrew »
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Re: The name George
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 09:56:06 PM »
Thanks for your post.

Just a quick question. Does the G at the beginning of the name sound the same as it does in the English name George? Or does it sound more like it does at the start of the name Gore, like Al Gore?


More like Gore - with a gutteral "your"

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Re: The name George
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 09:57:51 PM »
More like Gore - with a gutteral "your"

I see. Thanks!
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Re: The name George
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006, 12:37:50 AM »
The "gio" at the beginning of George in greek is like saying "yo" but instead of the 'o' sounding like "oh" it is a short "o" - yo-rgo..... unless you go by the more ancient, Georgios
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