p r o n u n c i a t i o n g u i d e . i n f o

(formerly pronunciationguide.org)

A Guide for Classical Radio Announcers . . .

. . . and whoever else is interested

by Chris Wendl

These pages are meant as a reference guide for native English speakers (particularly North Americans) on pronouncing the various European languages that are often encountered in classical music.

(Name change note: this site used to be called pronunciationguide.org, but it has moved to pronunciationguide.info as of September 14, 2008. Here is an explanation.)

Preface

Languages

Catalán  Czech  Danish  Dutch  Middle English  Estonian  Finnish  Flemish  French  German  Hungarian  Italian  Church Latin  Norwegian  Polish  Provençal  Portuguese  Russian  Slovak  Spanish  Swedish

a big list of names with audio samples

Other Stuff

Please let me know what you think of this site! All questions and comments are welcome at

In particular, if you find something on the site that strikes you as inaccurate, please do point it out to me. (One caveat: be sure to read my antiperfection manifesto before starting to criticize, for instance, the American accent in my French audio samples.)

© 2008 Chris Wendl, me@pronunciationguide.info
Last update: September 14, 2008.

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