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Is this word easy to pronounce?

(13 Posts)
emjan Thu 02-Jul-15 12:58:36

My last name is Lim

Do you know how to pronounce this word if I did not mention how to pronounce it?

Is it easy to pronounce for you?


(Lim is pronounced similar to the word "limb" without the b sound)

Allstoppedup Thu 02-Jul-15 13:01:46

Yep. I can't see how else you would pronounce it.

Tim...but with an L?

Mamab33 Thu 02-Jul-15 13:02:18


wafflyversatile Thu 02-Jul-15 13:05:15

I used to have to phone someone called Lim and that is how I pronounced it.

In some languages (in fact English is probably the odd one out here) i's are pronounce ee so maybe people would say Leem.

addictedtosugar Thu 02-Jul-15 13:25:05

Before I read to the bottom of your post, I'd said "limb" in my head.
But then as a fellow 3 lettered surname person, I cannot believe the number of miss pronunciations and spellings it can generate. my much longer, but "more common" maiden name was miss pronounced and miss spelt a lot less.

MrsHathaway Thu 02-Jul-15 13:52:42

There isn't a b sound in limb. Yes it's very easy to pronounce.

And miles better than Alan!

IsadoraQuagmire Thu 02-Jul-15 14:34:48


WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 02-Jul-15 14:38:58

Can't see how it would be mispronounced to be honest.
And the b isn't pronounced in limb anyway.

MamaLazarou Thu 02-Jul-15 15:36:29

Yes, very easy to pronounce. Not much chance of anyone getting it wrong.

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 02-Jul-15 16:20:47

Yes. Very easy.

MarchLikeAnAnt Thu 02-Jul-15 16:23:34


scribblegirl Thu 02-Jul-15 16:29:04

Yes - there's a fashion designer called Phillip Lim (he makes handbags) so I am familiar with it already. But even if I wasn't, it's straightforward to pronounce (I think you might be the poster who was looking for a Western business name the other day - sorry if I've mixed you up with someone else).

Sophronia Thu 02-Jul-15 17:08:05

Yes, it's easy to pronounce.

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