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Names spelling for Grandparents


shonnalynn   Aug 13, 2008, 11:24am /  #
How do you pronounce Babcia and Dziadzia? Can someone spell it out phonetically please? Me and my husband are about to become grandparents and we do not want to be called grandma and grandpa. Since my husband’s family is Polish I was researching Polish names for grandparents.


Vincent Moderator Edited by: Vincent    Aug 13, 2008, 11:47am /  #
I think this is close,

Babcia bab-chya
Dziadzia jya-dek = dziadek grandfather

Switezianka   Aug 15, 2008, 08:01pm /  #
You don't know what you're asking for...

OK, phonetic spelling:
babcia ['bapt​͡ɕ a]
dziadek ['d​͡ʑadɛk]

Dzidzia is something used by 2-year-olds who can't pronounce words correctly. It's not a 'real' Polish word. It's is pronounced: ['d​͡ʑad​͡ʑa]

polishgirltx   Aug 15, 2008, 08:05pm /  #
Switezianka:

Dzidzia

dziadzia

dzidzia - that's how is an infant called a cute way...

Switezianka   Aug 15, 2008, 09:31pm /  #
sorry, I misspelled. I meant dziadzia - something to say when you can't pronounce dziadek.

Guest   Jun 5, 2009, 11:26pm /  #
Our family pronounces these words "bopcha" and "zsa zsa" or "gha gha."


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