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Astarina is Indonesian, though. Does that make a difference to your advice?

On Wed, Jan 23, 2019, 10:59 AM Daniel Bensen <[log in to unmask] wrote:

> Lovely! Thank you! I was worried specifically about those two names :)
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> On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 10:56 AM Floyd Melssen <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Hi Dan,
>> I could only help you a bit with the Russian, unfortunately. Alekseyev is
>> actually stressed on the penultimate syllable: Алексе́ев. Surnames ending
>> with -in(a), are typically not stressed on the í, but rather on the
>> preceding syllable /as'tarina/.
>>
>> Gr,
>> FM
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>> Onderwerp: help with Indonesian and Russian pronunciation?
>>
>> Anybody know Indonesian and Russian? I'm sending a pronunciation guide to
>> the guy who's narrating my book and I want to make sure I got it right. I
>> included IPA, but I don't know if he knows IPA.
>>
>> *Nurul Astarina *"NOOrool astaREEna" /'nu.rul asta'rina/ (trilled r as in
>> Japanese)
>> *Rahman Astarina *"Ra-h-MAN astaREEna" (there's an "h" sound before the m)
>> /rah'man asta'rina/
>> *Syahiral Hariyadi *"shaheeRAL hareeYAdee" /ʃahi'ral hari'jadi/
>> *Mikhail "**Misha" **Sergeyevich Alekseyev *"myihhaEEL MYEEscha
>> syirGYEyavyitch aLYECKsyeyev" (this one is tough when Misha says his own
>> name, there should be a little "y" sound before the vowels i and e, and he
>> will pronounce the "sh" with the tip of his tongue curled backward in his
>> mouth. "MYEEscha" But everyone else can just say "MEEsha." The "hh" sound
>> in Mihail is like the sound in Scottish "loCH") /mʲɪxɐˈil ˈmʲiʂə
>> sʲɪrˈɡʲejəvʲɪtɕ ɐ'lʲeksʲejəv/
>>
>> Indonesian:
>> Think of it as Japanese again, with trilled r sounds. If you don't know
>> where to put the accent, put it on the second-to-last syllable)
>> *Selamat malam* "selAmat malAM" /sə'lamat ma'lam/
>> *ibu *"EEboo" /'ibu/
>> *apa itu*? "aPA eeTOO?" /a'pa i'tu/ (although I've also heard "Apa EEtoo?"
>> so I don't know)
>> *alhamdulillah *"alHAMdooleela" /al'hamdulila/
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Dan
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