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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Some Pronunciations

Most of these pronunciation are from the History books my children are reading and the rest are from Classics for Young Readers Bible Stories. Capital letters indicate which syllable to accent.

  1. Senmut = /sen-MOOT/
  2. Hatshepsut = /hat-SHEP-soot/
  3. Nebuchadnezzar =  /neb-yuh-kud-NEH-zur/
  4. Anubis = /uh-NOO-bus/
  5. sarcophagus = /sahr-KAH-fuh-gus/
  6. Menkaure = /men-KOW-ray/
  7. Khafre = /KAF-ray/
  8. Khufu = /KOO-foo/
  9. Saqqara= /suh-KAHR-uh/
  10. Zoser = /ZHOH-suhr/
  11. pharoah = /FAIR-oh/
  12. Thoth = /thohth/
  13. Horus = HOR-us/
  14. Osiros = /oh-SIY-rus/
  15. Isis = /IY-sis/
  16. Re = /ray/
  17. Mediterranean = /me-di-tu'rey-nee-un/
  18. Amyitis = /AM-i-tis/
  19. Hammurabi = /ha-muh-RAH-bee/
  20. Agade = /uh-GAH-day/
  21. Akkadians = /uh-KAY-dee-uhns/
  22. Akkad = /AK-ad/
  23. Umma = /UH-muh/
  24. Enkidu = /EN-kee-doo/
  25. Gilgamesh = /GIL-guh-mesh/
  26. Ziggurat = /ZIH-guh-rat/
  27. Puabi = /poo-AH-bee/
  28. Ur = /uhr/
  29. Darius = /duh-RIY-us/
  30. Persia = /PUR-zhuh/
  31. cuneiform = /kyou-NEE-uh-form/
  32. Pietro della Valle = /PYEH- troh-DAYL-lah VAHL-lay/
  33. Herodotus = /hih-RAHD-uh-tus/
  34. Babylonians = /ba-buh-LOH-nee-uhns/
  35. Babylon = /BA-buh-lahn/
  36. levees = /LEH-vees/
  37. Sumer = /SOO-mur/
  38. Zagros /ZA-grus/
  39. Euphrates = /yoo-FRAY-teez/
  40. Tigris = /TIY-grus/
  41. Mesopotamia = /meh-suh-puh-TAY-mee-uh/
  42. odyssy = /AH-duh-see/
  43. Odysseus = /oh-DIH-see-us/
  44. Dionysius Exiguus = /diy-uh-NIS-ee-us eg-ZIG-yuh-wus/
  45. anno Domini = /a-noh DAH-muh-nee/

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