Posted by a. lai on January 20, 2000 at 16:03:06:
In Reply to: Pronunciation of Lai posted by Stacy Lai on August 26, 1999 at 18:37:06:
well, it depends on what part of china your surname is from. my last name is lai and i pronounce it "lie" because my father is contonese and that's how it's said. but i speak mandarin and so whenever anyone asks me, i say "lee".
it all depends on where you're from. there are so many dialects in the chinese language. if you can find out what part of the country your ancestors with the last name lai is from, then you will have a better chance of obtaining
the correct pronunciation. hope that was helpful. good luck!
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