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Just out of curiosity how is the name

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Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 27-May-15 22:16:41

Persephone pronounced

JillBYeats Wed 27-May-15 22:17:34

Purse-F-oh-knee

LeChatRouge Wed 27-May-15 22:18:19

Pur siff o knee

EeyoresTail Wed 27-May-15 22:18:58

Per-sef-o-nee

BikeRunSki Wed 27-May-15 22:19:29

Purse eff oh knee

Not Percy Phone (I am looking at you DH)

Buttercup27 Wed 27-May-15 22:21:47

Percy phone made me burst out laughing ! I pronounce it purse-eff-o-nee

reuset Wed 27-May-15 22:22:29

In similar way you'd pronounce Penelope, or Antigone, if that makes sense. Them being Greek

Hobby2014 Wed 27-May-15 22:26:18

That you for asking this OP. I was say purser-phone in my head when reading it on here blushblushblush

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 27-May-15 22:30:27

Oh good job I never met any one with the name.
I've been pronouncing it Purse or phone in my head, still I don't suppose purse or phony is much bettergrin

reuset Wed 27-May-15 22:42:49

You can pronounce any Greek name now, no need to worry.

Easy way is to recognize the Greek name split it into however many syllables. 'E' endings have 'ee' sounds. Works for lots of the names mentioned on here
Eurydice - yoor-rid-dee-cee
Parthenope par-the-noh-pee
Antigone an - tig- oh- nee
Eirene - Eye-ree-nee

and so on.

reuset Wed 27-May-15 22:43:14

Bad explanation!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 27-May-15 22:52:32

No it's actually very clear

mathanxiety Thu 28-May-15 06:19:54

Purr-SEFF-uh-nee

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