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From: John Sullivan <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Happy New Year and Helene Desportes
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 01:00:51 -0500
Phonetically, for a non-French speaker whose native tongue is English:
«Helene Desportes» is pronounced: A as in acre, LEN as in lend (without the
D) -- stress on the second syllable. DAY as in day, PORT as in port --
stress on the second syllable. *A*-*LEN* *DAY*-*PORT*.
On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Joan <> wrote:
> Happy New Year to a wonderful genealogy group! You guys are the best!
> Speaking of genealogy - can someone post the pronunciation of Helene
> name? (phonetcally please for a non French speaker). I'm sure I am
> mispronouncing it in my head.
> Researching BOND, MEAGHER, and PELLERIN in Port Felix, Nova Scotia.
> Researching LAFORET and SAAM in Williamsburg NY and Frankenthal Germany
> Researching CONNOLLY and McLAUGHLIN in Cty Tryone Ireland and Ontario
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