Re: [RedHotJazz] Dumb Question?
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Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 10:50 AM
Subject: AW: [RedHotJazz] Dumb Question?
> Hi Dave,
> if the question was how to pronounce Harry Reser the answer is easy. Since
> he was of german origin the pronounciation would be : rayser. I hope that
Hum! I'd rather trust the natives, since I doubt the original German
pronunciation was used... anyway this is a tricky phonetical challenge
because, if it was, the intitial "Re" should not have sounded as an [ei]
diphtongue (something like "razor") but as a plain [e] which should be less,
less "open" than the [e] of "bed". I cannot figure out how to explain this
to a native English speaker, as you know it is a bit more "closed" than the