Pronunciation Tips

On YouTube I have a series of videos giving pronunciation tips for those who are interested in getting as close as reasonably possibly to the most accurate pronunciation of a name or other borrowed or non-English word. Here’s a list of all of them. Click on each one to view it. (It would cause a lot of trouble loading this page if I embedded each of them in it!)

Å
Å, Danish, Norwegian, Scandinavian, Swedish, the letter Å

Aalborg and Aarhus
Aalborg, Aarhus, Ålborg, Århus, Copenhagen, Danish, den lille Havfrue, Københaven, the Little Mermaid

Agincourt
Agincourt, Scarborough, Toronto

al dente
al dente, Dante

Banff
Banff

bergamot
bergamot, Evelyn Waugh, Twinings

Boston: Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall
Boston, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market

Brueghel
Breughel, Bruegel, Brueghel, Dutch, Flemish

Calgary
Calgary

Canada’s provinces, territories, and main cities
Alberta, British Columbia, Calgary, Canada, capitals, Charlottetown, cities, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Inuvik, Iqaluit, Manitoba, Moncton, Montreal, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, North West Territories, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Ottawa, Prince Edward Island, provinces, Quebec, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, St. John’s, the Yukon, Toronto, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Whitehorse, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Yukon

Celebes
Celebes, coffee, Sulawesi

Champagne houses
Épernay, Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger, champagne, Dizy, Dom Pérignon, Drappier, Henriot, Jacquart, Jacquesson, Krug, Lanson, Laurent-Perrier, Louis Roederer, Moët et Chandon, Mumm, Nicolas Feuillatte, Perrier-Jouët, Piper-Heidsieck, Pol Roger, Pommery, Reims, Ruinart, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Chinese pronunciation tips part 1: Beijing, Zhongguo, Zhang
Beijing, Chinese, Mandarin, Zhang, Zhongguo

Chinese pronunciation tip 2: Q, X, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang
Chinese, Li Keqiang, Mandarin, Pinyin, Xi Jinping

Chinese pronunciation tip 3: Mao Zedong, Cao Xueqin, Z, C
Cao Xueqin, Chinese, Mandarin, Mao Zedong

Chinese pronunciation tip 4: Deng Xiaoping, Hu Yaobang, -ang, -eng, -ing, and -ong
Chinese, Deng Xiaoping, Hu Yaobang, Mandarin, Mao Zedong

Chinese pronunciation tip 5: Lucy Liu’s feng shui
Chinese, feng shui, Liu Xiaobo, Lucy Liu, Mandarin, Pinyin

Chinese pronunciation tip 6: si, shi, ci, chi, zi, zhi, Cixi, and mei shir
bu shi, chi, Chinese, ci, Cixi, I, Mandarin, mei shir, Pinyin, Romanization, shi, si, transliteration, zhi, zi

claret, Rothschild
claret, Rothschild

Dvořák
Antonín Dvořák, Czech

Einojuhani Rautavaara and Arvo Pärt
Arvo Pärt, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Estonian, Finnish

excelsis
excelsis, in excelsis, in excelsis deo

German philosophers
Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich (von) Schlegel, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher, Arthur Schopenhauer, Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach, Jakob Friedrich Fries, Wilhelm Dilthey, Ernst Alfred Cassirer, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl, Karl Theodor Jaspers, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas

glögg
glögg, Swedish

Glühwein
Glühwein, German

hegemony
hegemony

jalapeño and habanero
jalapeño, habanero, Spanish

Kilkenny
Kilkenny

Łódź
Kraków, Polish, Wrocław, Łódź

more Irish
aspiration, eclipsis, Gaelic, Irish, Siobhan

Mozart’s operas
Apollo et Hyacinthus, Ascanio in Alba, Bastien und Bastienne, Così fan tutte, Der Schauspieldirektor, Der Stein der Weisen, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, Il re pastore, Il sogno di Scipione, König in Ägypten, La clemenza di Tito, La finta giardiniera, La finta semplice, L’oca del Cairo, Le nozze di Figaro, Lo sposo deluso, Lucio Silla, Mitridate, Mozart, operas, Pronunciation Tip, re di Creta, re di Ponto, Thamos, Zaide

N’Awlins, Worcestershire, and the “dropped R”
allophones, dropped R, N’Awlins, New Orleans, phonemes, phonemics, phonology, Sinclair, St. Clair, Worcester, Worcestershire

Nguyen
Nguyen, Vietnamese

The One Ring inscription
ash nazg, Dark Tongue of Mordor, Nazgûl, the One Ring, Tolkien

Oktoberfest
dunkel, Götterdämmerung, gemütlich, Oktoberfest, Schadenfreude, Weissbier, Weltanschauung, Weltschmerz, Wunderkind, Zeitgeist

Riesling and Gewürztraminer
German, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, wine

São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian, Portuguese, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

sausages
andouille, boerewors, chorizo, sausages

Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, wine

Scotch whisky
Aberlour, anCnoc, Auchentoshan, Balvenie, BenRiach, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Cardhu, Chivas Regal, Craigellachie, Edradour, Glen Garioch, GlenDronach, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Glenrothes, Islay, Knockando, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Macallan, Oban, Strathisla, Té Bheag, Tomatin

Sláinte, Céad míle fáilte
céad míle fáilte, Gaelic, Irish, sláinte, St. Patrick’s Day

Southern Tier
Allegany, Bemus Point, Bolivar, Caneadea, Cassadaga, Cattaraugus, Ceres, Chautauqua, Cuba, Delevan, Fredonia, Gerry, Ischua, Olean, Salamanca

Toronto places
Berczy, Bloor, Dundas, Eglinton, Etobicoke, Roncesvalles, Sherbourne, Spadina, Strachan, Tecumseth

Toronto places 2
Adelaide, Balliol, Bloor, Dundas, Gloucester, Grosvenor, Queens Quay, Scrivener, Shuter, The Esplanade, Toronto, Wellesley

Turandot
Turandot, Puccini, Gozzi

Winter Olympic: 2018 venues
2018 Winter Olympic venues, and Bokwang, Gangneung, Jeongseon, Kwandong, Pyeongchang, Yongpyong

Winter Olympics: Finnish
Andreas Alamommo, Antti Aalto, Eetu Nousianen, Finnish, Janne Ahonen, Jarkko Määttä, Julia Kykkänen, Mika Pyörälä, Noora Räty, Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics: Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flagbearer
flag bearer, opening ceremony, Pita Taufatofua, Tonga, Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics: sz – Polish vs. Hungarian
Emőke Szőcs, Hungarian, Karolina Sztokfisz, Magdalena Czyszczoń, Natalia Wojtuściszyn, Petra Jászapáti, Polish, Sára Luca Bácskai, Winter Olympics

Zoltán Kodály
Hungarian, Zoltán Kodály