VOA pronunciation guides for foreign names

Voice of America provides a pronunciation guide for names of foreign leaders and dignitaries. Type  in a name or choose from an alphabetical list.

Example of Sergio Viera de Mello from the VOA site. In addition to the written phonetic spelling, the site also provides an audio file of name being spoken in translation.

DE MELLO, SERGIO VIERA Brazil SEH-zhee-o vee-A-rah day MEH-lo  

VOA Pronunciation Guide

http://names.voa.gov/index.cfm

Hat tip to Prof. Peggy McGuinness

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