david b.
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How Would You Say These Names?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:44 am

How would you say the following names?

Dawas and Payano?

Dawas- I heard people say Dahs, and Da-Was.
I like saying it Da-Was. Is it french?
Its my professor's name and I have no idea how to say it.

Payano-Pay-a-no, Pa-ya-no? Italian I guess

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FDXmech
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RE: How Would You Say These Names?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 5:04 am

Dawas would be pronounced Dawas.

Payano is a bit trickier, probably best done phonetically - P -A - Y - A - N - O.

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FordLover
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RE: How Would You Say These Names?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 7:21 am

Just ask the guy(?). It's better to be a little embarrassed now, than be humiliated when you mangle his name in class.
 
America West
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RE: How Would You Say These Names?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 8:27 am

The assistant principal at my school is Mrs. Messerschmitt. We just call her Mrs. M.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
N400QX
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RE: How Would You Say These Names?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 8:43 am

I think the latter name is probably pronounced Pay-AH-no. I know someone with a similar name.
 
gocaps16
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RE: How Would You Say These Names?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 9:57 am

Yea, our principal's name is Dr. (Mrs) Djoudi. CAN you pronounce that? (pronounced JEW-AH-DI like a Jew driving an AUDI)no offense yo. But we call her Dr. D.

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