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Re: Pronunciation of Lai


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Posted by Diana Lai on August 11, 2000 at 14:31:41:

In Reply to: Pronunciation of Lai posted by Stacy Lai on August 26, 1999 at 18:37:06:

My parents are from Canton, and we pronounce our last name "Lie" because it sounds very close to the Cantonese pronunciation of our surname. However, if we spoke Mandarin, we would probably say our last name was "Lee" because that's what it sounds like in Mandarin...

: 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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