Posted by Aliki on October 30, 1999 at 00:28:21:
In Reply to: Pronunciation of Lai posted by Stacy Lai on August 26, 1999 at 18:37:06:
In Mandarin, it's pronounced "lie" (very strong "ai" sound)
In Cantonese, it's pronounced "lay"
In Cenline, it's prounounced "loy" (like "alloy")
An in Teochew (I think) it's pronounced "lou" (sounds like "loud, but without the 'd'; like cow)
Hope this helps.
: I would like to know the corect pronunciation of my last name Lai. I know it can be pronounced Lie or Lay. I knew of a chinese family growing up who pronounced it Low (as in cow). P.S I am half chinese and quite ignorant about the language
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