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Old July 3 2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?
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Old July 3 2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

Good question... Once you get past the Anna Sandesjo entries on Google it seems to be a Swedish surname. So I'm going to take the pronunciation of fjord and guess it sounds more like Sandesyo..,..yo as in yo-yo.
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Old July 3 2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

T'Ressa Dax wrote: View Post
Good question... Once you get past the Anna Sandesjo entries on Google it seems to be a Swedish surname. So I'm going to take the pronunciation of fjord and guess it sounds more like Sandesyo..,..yo as in yo-yo.
That is exactly how I pronounced the name.
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Old July 3 2011, 10:51 PM   #4
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

I thought it was Spanish, so I've already read it as "San-Day-Hoe."
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Old July 3 2011, 11:58 PM   #5
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

I pronounced it san-DEZSH-oh, without bothering to look up any cultural references...
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Old July 4 2011, 12:22 AM   #6
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

Hopefully, we'll get it soon enough from the masticatory orifice of the original equine. I didn't realize I was not the only one with little more than a guess.
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Old July 4 2011, 02:07 AM   #7
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

vegaslover62 wrote: View Post
I pronounced it san-DEZSH-oh
This is close. The stress should be on the first syllable, though:

SAN-dezsh-oh

It is a Swedish surname, and that was how I heard the woman pronounce her name.
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Old July 4 2011, 06:20 AM   #8
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

Good to know. I figured I was the only one who was uncertain about how to pronounce it.
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I thought it was Spanish, so I've already read it as "San-Day-Hoe."
That was my guess too.
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Old July 4 2011, 07:25 AM   #9
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

i just pronounced it san-day-ho and didnt even think about it.

how's dezsh pronounced? is it, like desh? or what?
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Old July 4 2011, 07:37 AM   #10
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

Just say it SAN-duh-zho.
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Old July 4 2011, 12:52 PM   #11
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

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how's dezsh pronounced? is it, like desh? or what?
It's spelled Dezsh, but it's pronounced Throat Warbler Mangrove.
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Old July 4 2011, 02:25 PM   #12
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

If it's a Swedish name, the "o" has two dots over it, and is pronounced something like "er". An approximate English pronunciation would be: "Sawnd-eh-sure".

"Sjö" (with the dots over the "o") is the Swedish word for "lake".
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Old July 4 2011, 03:49 PM   #13
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

Yes, Anna Sandesjö definitely sounds Swedish, now when you mention it. But as a Swede myself, I never made the connection and always assumed the surname was Spanish, the way it was written.
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Old July 4 2011, 04:06 PM   #14
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Re: Vanguard: Just how does one pronounce "Sandesjo"?

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If it's a Swedish name, the "o" has two dots over it, and is pronounced something like "er". An approximate English pronunciation would be: "Sawnd-eh-sure".
Only if you mean British English. Americans would pronounce the R sound at the end there. I often see foreign pronunciations spelled with British English in mind, thus misleading American readers into inserting R sounds that shouldn't be there. Like "Gurr-tuh" for Goethe, "Girdle" for mathematician Kurt Gödel, or "Sharr-day" for the singer Sade.

The problem, though, is that there's no sound in American English that really corresponds to that Germanic "oe"/British non-rhotic "er" sound. So you pretty much have to go with the "R" spelling but specify that it must be spoken with an English accent. (Though it's easier with Sade -- just say it's "Shah-day," and Americans will get it.)
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Old July 4 2011, 05:41 PM   #15
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Well I'm American, though I've lived in Sweden for more than 35 years. To my ears, the ö always sounds like there's an r in there, although "sjö" certainly isn't the same as "sure" . It's just the closest word we have.
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