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    Joona Puhakka

    There is a finnish sportsman Joona Puhakka. How is his name pronounced?

    Thank you.
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    I hate trying to write Finnish phonetically in English, so I hope cyrillics are ok:

    Ёна Пухакка (yes, it's that easy)

    Stress is on the first syllable.
    I'm but a beginner in Russian, so please correct me.
    However, I'm supposed to be good in English, so if you correct me there, I become very angry! Grr!
    And if you, for some reason, need help in Finnish, I'm glad to help.

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    Kiitos

    (I like his dives )
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    But
    Йо-она.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adept
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    Йо-она.
    йо=ё
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmDii

    Ёна Пухакка (yes, it's that easy)
    But isn't "oo" long vowel in Joona, shouldn't it be Йоона then?

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    Gah, yes, I suppose.

    You see, we call ё "joo" in Finnish.

    I would say Ёна the same way as Joona, but I suppose that could be different for a native Russian speaker.

    I was, however, trying to make a transscription, not to transliterate.
    I'm but a beginner in Russian, so please correct me.
    However, I'm supposed to be good in English, so if you correct me there, I become very angry! Grr!
    And if you, for some reason, need help in Finnish, I'm glad to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmDii

    You see, we call ё "joo" in Finnish.
    Would there be a difference in pronunciation of, say, "Joona" and "Jona"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alware
    Would there be a difference in pronunciation of, say, "Joona" and "Jona"?
    Yes. The "o" in Jona would be shorter than "oo" in Joona.
    I'm but a beginner in Russian, so please correct me.
    However, I'm supposed to be good in English, so if you correct me there, I become very angry! Grr!
    And if you, for some reason, need help in Finnish, I'm glad to help.

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