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    Can someone help me pronounce this?? :(

    I came across afew Russian names while reading an online story, and I was wondering how you would pronounce them. O__O

    Yeva, is the first one. Second, comes Fyodor. And last, is Sergei. How do you say them? It's driving me nuts!!

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    Yeva - Ева
    Ye like in yesterday and it's been stressed

    Fyodor - Фёдор
    Fyo sounds like in FI in first or a wee bit softer.

    Sergei - Сергей
    sounds close like sir gay - please do not anybody be offend - note that all of comparisons were simply phonetic and have no links with the real meaning of names!
    Я так думаю.

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    Thank you!

    Thanks alot, hun.

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    Welcome!
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Ysounds close like sir gay -
    I would disagree - the first syllable sounds more like the first syllable in sur-vive

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    Quote Originally Posted by HA
    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Ysounds close like sir gay -
    I would disagree - the first syllable sounds more like the first syllable in sur-vive
    It depends how you pronounce "survive" and how you pronounce "sir gay", what dialect of English you speak.
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    I speak middle-American English (grew up in Illinois), and the first syllable in "survive" sounds exactly like the vowel in "sir".

    Can you say "Yoda"? Put an /f/ in front and an /r/ at the end - voil

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    I pronounce "Sergei" as "Sehr-gey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Sergei - Сергей
    sounds close like sir gay - please do not anybody be offend - note that all of comparisons were simply phonetic and have no links with the real meaning of names!
    We got a good chuckle out of this one when we were assigned names in Russian class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Sergei - Сергей
    sounds close like sir gay - please do not anybody be offend - note that all of comparisons were simply phonetic and have no links with the real meaning of names!
    We got a good chuckle out of this one when we were assigned names in Russian class.
    For you it might be funny, mind that!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    [quote=chaika]I speak middle-American English (grew up in Illinois), and the first syllable in "survive" sounds exactly like the vowel in "sir".

    Can you say "Yoda"? Put an /f/ in front and an /r/ at the end - voil
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    So...is sir gay the correct annunciation of the name, then? You have me so confused. O____O

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    Quote Originally Posted by loserzunite111
    So...is sir gay the correct annunciation of the name, then? You have me so confused. O____O
    I would say fair gay but replace the f sound of the word fair by a s sound.
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    [quote=Rtyom][quote=chaika]I speak middle-American English (grew up in Illinois), and the first syllable in "survive" sounds exactly like the vowel in "sir".

    Can you say "Yoda"? Put an /f/ in front and an /r/ at the end - voil
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    It's like

    Йева
    Фйодор
    Сйергей or Сэргей


    Вот если вы эти "йо" и "йе" быстро произнесете - получится нужный звук

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    For you it might be funny, mind that!
    Kinda like it's funny for you when we say "Pope"!
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    [quote=TATY][quote=Rtyom][quote=chaika]I speak middle-American English (grew up in Illinois), and the first syllable in "survive" sounds exactly like the vowel in "sir".

    Can you say "Yoda"? Put an /f/ in front and an /r/ at the end - voil
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    For you it might be funny, mind that!
    Kinda like it's funny for you when we say "Pope"!
    Not that funny.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    [quote=Rtyom][quote=TATY][quote=Rtyom][quote=chaika]I speak middle-American English (grew up in Illinois), and the first syllable in "survive" sounds exactly like the vowel in "sir".

    Can you say "Yoda"? Put an /f/ in front and an /r/ at the end - voil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    For you it might be funny, mind that!
    Kinda like it's funny for you when we say "Pope"!
    Not that funny.
    Not at all.
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