nah – TAH – shah mar – CHEF – kah (CHEF with “ch” , not “sh”)
The topic of “Pronunciations” is always timely in my business, as it is a daily function of my job as a voice-over talent. Whether reading a script or simply needing the correct pronunciation of a name, it’s always best to get it right the first time by looking it up or asking for the correct pronunciation. Forvo.com, Dictionary.com, AND Youtube.com (type in a name – it is sure to be pronounced somewhere on video) are great places to start. However, many proper names and local pronunciations will need a helping hand.
In any scenario, here are some tips for helping others pronounce words correctly:
I capitalized the syllables that need emphasis, wrote out the phonetics, or sounds, as you might commonly hear them, while also adding a note in parenthesis.
Easy? Challenging? I’d like to know what you think…