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Pronunciation of a Swedish name

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Pronunciation of a Swedish name

What is the proper pronunciation for a person named Malin?

When I first saw this name in written form, I pronounced it May-Linn; but when I met the person, she pronounced it differently.

From what I have been able to search out, it should be pronounced so as to sound like Mall-Inn, but I'm not sure if this is correct.

I'll be back next week, and I'd like to pronounce her name correctly when we meet. Any help with how to correctly pronounce this name will be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Pronunciation of a Swedish name

Like this:

http://youtu.be/NlH7diLqVfY

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2. Re: Pronunciation of a Swedish name

It's more like MAw-lin. That w should be next to invisible when you say it.

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3. Re: Pronunciation of a Swedish name

The A in Malin should be pronounced more like the A in car rather than in saw.

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4. Re: Pronunciation of a Swedish name

For pronunciation examples, there's a great community service, Forvo. They have three pronunciations of "Malin" in Swedish:

http://sv.forvo.com/word/malin/#sv

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5. Re: Pronunciation of a Swedish name

If you have a Mac (with Lion), you can download a Swedish voice under Speech in System Preferences and then start Terminal and write "say Malin".

Edited: 23 July 2012, 12:27
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6. Re: Pronunciation of a Swedish name

Thanks for all the help. It will be nice to meet again and pronounce her name the way it should be pronounced.

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7. Re: Pronunciation of a Swedish name

It is pronounced like mah-leen, put together.

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