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From hepabolu <>
Subject Re: [OT] pronunciation
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:55:14 GMT
Ralph Goers said the following on 22/4/07 21:27:
> Grzegorz Kossakowski wrote:
>> I was under constant pressure so could not refuse: 

>> :)
> Very cool. If I was going to spell it from the way you say it your first 
> name would be something like Grregosh. Americans find it difficult to 
> roll the r's, so if we say it is will come out like Gregosh. Actually 
> the only thing different about your last name is that the o's are not 
> pronounced the way I would expect. I would have guessed it would be 
> Kaw-sa-cowski. Intead it is more like Kaw-sa-kawski.


This is great fun! I have a Polish coworker, her first name is Agnieszka 
and even after 4 years I'm still not able to pronounce it correctly and 
I AM capable of hearing the difference between her pronunciation and 
mine. Fortunately she settles for Agnes. ;-)

Bye, Helma

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