THE MUSEUM OF FAMILY HISTORY
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER
Guide to Pronunciation
AS TOLD BY THE NATIVE SPEAKER
Romania and Moldova
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|To the non-native speaker, the proper
pronunciation of words in a foreign language may be a daunting task. Many
of us can remember traveling to a foreign country and trying
unsuccessfully to communicate with others in their native tongue. Here,
an effort has been made to aid those interested in learning the correct
pronunciation of various town and city names, as spoken by those native to
that particular country. These lists will be augmented and new lists will
be added over time.
The pronunciations for the locations in Romania and Moldova have been placed within a single sound "clip" (a wav file.) Each name is spoken once, and is then repeated several seconds later. You may be able to pause, go forwards or backwards, or even play it again depending on your computer's media player. It should be noted that the Romanian language is spoken in both Romania and Moldova.
The particular towns and cities listed below have been chosen because their names appear within the museum's website. Left-click onto the earphones icon to begin the recording.
An online English-Romanian Dictionary can be found at
*The pronunciation tables above can be found at www.phantomranch.net/folkdanc/alphabet/romanian.htm.
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