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Pronunciation of Name 'Mieczyslaw'?

paesan  
27 Nov 2011  #1

Could anyone please tell me how to pronounce the first name Mieczyslaw? He was at Auschwitz and I wish to pay him tribute appropriately. Thank you!
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27 Nov 2011  #2

Mieczyslaw


me-etch-ee-suave ... say it at double speed
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27 Nov 2011  #3

Myeh cheese suave - sounds almost acceptable
Myeh chise suave - this sounds even better

Tested using a synthetic voice of Google translate
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27 Nov 2011  #4

myeh-chis-suave
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27 Nov 2011  #5

suave


Where did L go? It is not pronounced in Polish?
Isn't it from Slaw, like Slav in serbian names Svetislav,Rastislav...?
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27 Nov 2011  #6

Where did L go? It is not pronounced in Polish?


it's correct. after all three people agree so. there is an ł sound in there.
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27 Nov 2011  #7

Dark L, like when Tony Blair used to say 'people' as 'peepaw' or something like that.
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27 Nov 2011  #8

it's not L. it's ł as in water
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27 Nov 2011  #9

Mieczyslaw

Thank god I don't have a typical Slavic male name but a Latin one. No one here in the States would be able to pronounce it correctly. lol
paesan  
27 Nov 2011  #10

Thank you so much to everyone who answered. This has plagued me for several years and up until now, I was close. I wish to do research on this man, who through his photo, connected to me somehow while I was touring Auschwitz. I've even come upon a photo of him when he was healthier, in a PBS documentary! Perhaps he has more to say and perhaps, through a miracle of research, I'll find out what it is.

His full name is Mieczyslaw Nowak from the Lodz region. I think he just wants to be remembered. Please pray for peace for him. And thank you again!
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27 Nov 2011  #11

it's not L. it's ł as in water

yeh, like I said, it's known as 'dark L' in linguistics.
For example you might hear it when someone from essex says 'MILK'
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27 Nov 2011  #12

eh, like I said, it's known as 'dark L' in linguistics.


ok. i have learnt something. thanks
paesan  
27 Nov 2011  #13

A little P.S. to my note. Mr. Nowak was from Random I believe, then transferred to Lodz and then to Auschwitz.
a.k.  
27 Nov 2011  #14

Dark L, like when Tony Blair used to say 'people' as 'peepaw' or something like that.


Dark L in Poland is not pronounced like dark L anymore. It's pronounce like English "w" now.
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27 Nov 2011  #15

True, the old actors and the people from beyond the Bug river are all dead now. For them the dark L was the natural way of speech. Listen to this:
- A no podejdż do płota.
- A po co?
- Podejdź bo i ja podchodzę. A teraz rób co ja robię.
- Zdjąłem. Tylko nie wiem przed czym..
- Na okoliczność. że na nasze głupoty koniec nadchodzi.
- Ano, zdałoby się Kazik.
- Płacz Władek, nie wstydź si. Bo jak prawdziwy chłop płacze to musi być swięto.
- Oj musi, musi.
- Widzisz?

- Well walk up to the fence.
- And for what?
- Walk up because I walk up. Now do what I do.
- I took it off. Just I do not know what for ..
- For the occasion that our stupidity is coming to the end.
- That would do well, Kazik.
- Cry Wladek, do not be ashamed. For if a real man is crying there must be a holiday.
- Oh, it must, it must.
- You see?



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