Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Klarinet Archive - Posting 000235.txt from 2005/04

From: Roger Hewitt <rogerclarinet@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] completely OT, but not unimportant: pronunciation
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 04:12:45 -0400

Rien,

In England the beer mug stein is pronounced "shtine" by everybody I
know, and although I do not know German, I learnt how to pronounce
German for musical use (names of people and names of pieces - words
like lieder and Eine Kleine...); the rule was for ie or ei forget the
first letter of the pair and pronounce the second one so Reen Stine is
how I would automatically have pronounced your name (although possibly
Shtine).
I don't know for certain whether the rule I learnt is 100% correct, but
it always worked for me!

Roger H

--- rien stein <rstein@-----.nl> wrote:
> Off list several people recently asked me how to pronounce my name.
> In the
> past some people consequently spelled it in a wrong way, but during
> my stay
> in Atlanta, Ga (1968), I got used to it. It is NOT pronounced like
> Ry-un
> Steene, although I am well aware in England (and maybe also in the
> USA?) a
> "stein", pronounced "steene" is a beer mug. In Germany it is a stone.
>
> My name is spelled Rien Stein, "Rien" originating from the Latin word
>
> "Marinus", pronounced "mahreenous", sailor. It was my grandfather's
> name.
> Usually people knowing me ten minutes introduced me to other people
> like
>
> "Rine Steene".
>
> That is a reversal of the sounds: it should be something like
>
> "Reene Stine",
>
> where the "ee" is pronounced a lot opener (and thus shorter) than the
>
> American transcription above suggests, and for those knowing German
> "Stein"
> is pronounced more or less the German way, but without the "j"-sound
> between
> the s and the t.
>
> But if you can approximate it I am already happy.
>
> Play today the most beautiful piece you like, even if it is
> sentimentally,
> and enjoy yourself.
>
> Rien
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> Klarinet is a service of Woodwind.Org, Inc. http://www.woodwind.org
>
>

Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Klarinet is a service of Woodwind.Org, Inc. http://www.woodwind.org

   
     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org