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Subject: ATTN: Jim Young (and anyone else that can help)
Author: Sieglinde   (Authenticated as bschoer10)
Date: August 19, 2006 at 12:20 AM

I was looking at your reply with regard to the pronounciation of the surname Svirzocsky (hope I got that right). You mentioned the fact that various stresses on syllables differ depending on the ethnic background of the surname.

Well, I'm really interested in Eastern European names and surnames, and would like to know the syllable-stressing (or the like) rules for Ukrainian surnames. You said "Then there's Ukrainian!" and I instantly got really excited and wanted to know about pronounciation. I initially thought that Ukrainian surnames had a lot of emphasis on the first syllable, but this is just from listening to one surname from one fluent speaker.

Thank you in advance.

"A woman is like a tea bag... you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water" - Eleanor Roosevelt

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