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Thread #119246   Message #2584315
Posted By: Rowan
08-Mar-09 - 10:52 PM
Thread Name: Pronouncing Karpeles etc
Subject: RE: Pronouncing Karpeles etc
I'm out of the same club as Joe but I used to know some of the characters who gave everyone the impression they'd been in it when Maude Karpeles and Sabine Baring Gould were still around. If you forgive the Oz accent Maude's surname was always (around here, anyway) pronounced
Kar-pellies

and Baring Gould's given name was pronounced
Sa (as in "cat")-been.

But I have since met women with German parentage who were named Sabine and who pronounced it
Suh- been-uh.

Cheers, Rowan