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You Say It How?

LBPH Pronunciation Guide to Names of Public Figures


“You Say it How?” is an audio-enhanced version of “Say How?,” a pronunciation guide of the names of lesser known and contemporary public figures. The guide was created for and is maintained by Ray Hagen for the Library of Congress Talking Book Studios of the National Library Service (NLS). Ray Hagen is the voice of“You Say it How?” and the project was monitored by Laura Giannarelli.

Background for the print guide is available at https://www.loc.gov/nls/about/organization/standards-guidelines/abc/
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Notes on using the guide are at https://www.loc.gov/nls/about/organization/standards-guidelines/nls-other-writings-say-how/


Audio addition underwritten by the Friends of Wolfner Library.

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V

Vaccaro, Brenda  (v?-KÄR-o) audio file

Vacek, Daniel  (VÄ-sek) audio file

Vachal, Robin  (VÄK-?l) audio file

Vache, Allan  (v?-SHA) audio file

Vachss, Andrew Henry  (VAX) audio file

Vadim, Roger  (vä-DEM) audio file

Vaea, Baron  (VA-y?) audio file

Vague, Vera  (VAG) audio file

Vai, Steve  (vi) audio file

Vaid, Urvashi  (ÛR-v?-she VAD) audio file

Vajda, Ernest  (VÄZH-dä) audio file

Vajna, Andy  (VÄN-y?) audio file

Vajpayee, Atal Behari  (Ä-täl be-HÄR-e VÄZH-pa-e) audio file

Valdez, Miguelito  (me-gel-E-to väl-DES) audio file

Valen, Nancy  (VAL-?n) audio file

Valens, Ritchie  (VAL-?nz) audio file

Valente, Caterina  (vä-LEN-te) audio file

Valeriani, Richard  (v?-lâr-e-ÄN-e) audio file

Vallee, Jacques  (ZHÄK vä-LA) audio file

Vallee, Rudy  (VAL-e) audio file

Vallely, Jean  (vä-LEL-e) audio file

Valli, Alida  (ä-LED-ä VAL-e) audio file

Vallone, Peter  (v?-LON) audio file

Valvano, Jim  (väl-VÄN-o) audio file

Van Alstyne, Egbert  (van-ÄL-stin) audio file

van Breda Kolff, Butch  (van-BRED-?-kôf) audio file

Van Brunt, Kathy  (van-BRUNT) audio file

Van Cayseele, Herbin  (k?-ZEL) audio file

van den Hoogenband, Pieter  (PET-?r vän-den-HOG-?n-bänd) audio file

van der Rohe, Mies  (mez VAN-d?-ro-?) 

Van Derbur, Marilyn  (VAN-d?r-b?r) audio file

Van Devere, Trish  (VAN-d?-ver) audio file

Van Dien, Casper  (van-DEN) 

Van Dijk, Bill  (van-DIK) audio file

Van Donch, Flory  (vän-DONK) audio file

Van Duyn, Mona  (van-DIN) audio file

Van Dyken, Amy  (van-DIK-?n) audio file

van Griethuysen, Ted  (van-GRE-ti-z?n) audio file

Van Halen, Alex  (van-HA-l?n) audio file

Van Halen, Eddie  (van-HA-l?n) audio file

Van Heusen, Jimmy  (van-HYOO-z?n) audio file

van Housten, Nina  (NEN-? van-HYOOS-t?n) audio file

Van Houten, Leslie  (van-HOUT-?n) audio file

Van Kamp, Merete  (m?-RET) audio file

Van Neste, Dan  (van-EST-e) audio file

Van Praagh, James  (van-PRÄG) audio file

Van Rooten, Luis  (LOO-e) audio file

Van Schmus, Al  (van-SHMOOS) audio file

Van Staavern, Jacob  (van-STAV-?rn) audio file

Van Susteren, Greta  (van-SUS-tr?n) audio file

Van Vooren, Monique  (van-VÜR-?n) audio file

Vanbiesbrouck, John  (van-BEZ-brük) audio file

Vandekeybus, Wim  (van-d?-KAB-?s) audio file

Vanden Heuvel, Katrina  (VAN-d?n-hyoov-?l) audio file

VanderJagt, Guy  (VAN-d?r-jak) audio file

VanDerveer, Tara  (TÄR-? VAN-d?r-ver) audio file

Vandross, Luther  (VAN-dros) audio file

Vaness, Theo  (THE-o van-ES) audio file

Vangelis  (van-GEL-is) audio file

Vannatter, Philip  (van-AT-?r) audio file

Vanocur, Sander  (van-OK-?r) audio file

Vanoff, Nick  (VAN-ôf) audio file

Vanous, Lucky  (VAN-?s) audio file

Vanzant, Iyanla  (e-YÄN-lä) audio file

Vardalos, Nia  (NE-? vär-Dä-los) 

Vargas, Getulio  (zhe-TOO-yü VÄR-gäsh) audio file

Varitek, Jason  (VAR-i-tek) audio file

Varnedoe, Kirk  (VÄRN-?-do) audio file

Varro, Johnny  (VAR-o) audio file

Varsi, Diane  (VÄR-se) audio file

Vasilinda, Mike  (vas-?-LIN-d?) audio file

Vasquez, Roland  (VAS-kez) audio file

Vayne, Kyra  (KER-?) audio file

Vecchio, Mary Ann  (VEK-e-o) audio file

Vecchione, Al  (vek-e-ON) audio file

Vecchione, Vinnie  (vek-e-ON) audio file

Veeck, Bill  (VEK) audio file

Vehr, Bill  (VÂR) audio file

Veidt, Conrad  (VIT) audio file

Veiller, Bayard  (BA-?rd VIL-?r) audio file

Veiller, Bruce  (VIL-?r) audio file

Velazquez, Nydia M.  (NID-e-? v?-LAS-kez) audio file

Velde, Harold R.  (VEL-de) audio file

Velez, Lupe  (LOOP-a ve-LEZ) audio file

Velo, Kenneth  (VE-lo) audio file

Vemich, Brenda  (VEM-ich) audio file

Venafro, Mike  (VEN-?-fro) audio file

Vendela  (VEN-d?-l?) audio file

Ventura, Jesse  (ven-TÜR-?) audio file

Venuti, Joe  (v?-NOOT-e) audio file

ver Dorn, Jerry  (v?r-DÔRN) audio file

Vercammen, Paul  (v?r-KAM-?n) audio file

Verdi-Fletcher, Mary  (VÛR-de) audio file

Verdon, Gwen  (VÛRD-?n) audio file

Verdugo, Elena  (e-LAN-? vûr-DOOG-o) audio file

Verdy, Violette  (VE-?-let VÂR-de) audio file

Verghese, Dr. Abraham  (v?r-GES) audio file

Verhoeven, Paul  (vûr-HO-v?n) audio file

Verhofstadt, Guy  (HE vur-HÔF-stät) audio file

Verica, Tom  (VER-i-k?) audio file

Vermeij, Geerat [Gary]  (GER-at vûr-MA) audio file

Vermilye, Jerry  (vûr-MIL-y?) audio file

Vermilyea, Harold  (vûr-MIL-y?) audio file

Verrett, Shirley  (v?-RET) audio file

Versace, Donatella  (don-ä-TEL-lä vûr-SÄ-cha) audio file

Versace, Gianni  (JON-ne vûr-SÄ-cha) audio file

Vertefeuille, Jeanne  (JEN VÛR-t?-foi) audio file

Vertes, Marcel  (vär-TA) audio file

Verveer, Melanne  (m?-LÄN v?r-VER) audio file

Vicary, James  (VIK-?-re) audio file

Vidal, Gore  (v?-DÄL) audio file

Vidale, Thea  (THE-? v?-DÄL) audio file

Vidor, Eleanor  (VE-dôr) audio file

Vidor, Florence  (VE-dôr) audio file

Vidor, King  (VE-dôr) audio file

Vieria, Meredith  (ve-ÂR-?) audio file

Viertel, Bertholt  (BÛR-tolt ver-TEL) audio file

Viertel, Jigee [Virginia]  (JI-je ver-TEL) audio file

Viertel, Peter  (ver-TEL) audio file

Viertel, Salka  (ver-TEL) audio file

Vigoda, Abe  (v?-GOD-?) audio file

Vigran, Herb  (VI-gr?n) audio file

Viguerie, Richard  (VIG-?-re) audio file

Vikan, Gary  (VE-kän) audio file

Vikernes, Varg  (VÄ-rig ve-KER-n?s) audio file

Vila, Bob  (VEL-ä) audio file

Vilanch, Bruce  (v?-LANCH) audio file

Viles, Peter  (VILZ) audio file

Villard, Oswald Garrison  (v?-LÄRD) audio file

Villard, Tom  (v?-LÄRD) audio file

Villechaize, Herve  (ûr-VA vil-?-SHEZ) audio file

Villella, Edward  (v?-LEL-?) audio file

Villone, Peter  (v?-LON) audio file

Vinaver, Stanislav  (STÄN-is-läv VE-nä-vâr) audio file

Viner, Michael  (VEN-?r) audio file

Viola, Bill  (vi-OL-?) audio file

Viola, Tom  (vi-OL-?) audio file

Viorst, Judith  (VYÔRST) audio file

Viramontes, Helena Maria  (h?-LAN-? ver-?-MON-tas) audio file

Visage, Michelle  (v?-SÄZH) audio file

Visclosky, Peter J.  (vis-KLOS-ke) audio file

Visconti, Luchino  (loo-KE-no vis-KON-te) audio file

Visnjic, Goran  (VIS-nech) audio file

Vitale, Dick  (vi-TAL) audio file

Vitar, Mike  (vi-TÄR) audio file

Vitar, Pablo  (vi-TÄR) audio file

Vitez, Joan  (VI-tez) audio file

Vito, Robert  (VET-o) audio file

Vittes, Louis  (LOO-is VIT-ez) audio file

Vivanco, Moises  (MOI-ses vi-VÄNG-ko) audio file

Vlascenko, Andrejs  (ÄN-dra vlä-SHENK-o) audio file

Voelker, Sandra  (VOL-k?r) audio file

Voeller, Bruce  (VEL-?r) audio file

Vogel, Sydne  (SID-ne) audio file

Voight, Cynthia  (VOIT) audio file

Voight, Jon  (VOIT) audio file

Voigt, Deborah  (VOIT) audio file

Voinovich, George  (VOI-n?-vich) audio file

Vojtas, John  (VOT-?s) audio file

Volberding, Dr. Paul  (VOL-b?r-ding) audio file

Volle, Paul  (VOL) audio file

Vollenweider, Andreas  (än-DRA-äs FOL-en-vi-dir) audio file

Volpe, John  (VOL-pe) audio file

Volterra, Vito  (vol-TER-ä) audio file

Volz, Nedra  (NED-r? VOLZ) audio file

Von Arnim, Elizabeth  (fon-ÄRN-im) audio file

von Aroldingen, Karin  (von-är-ÔL-ding-?n) audio file

Von Brandenstein, Patrizia  (p?-TRET-se-? von-BRAN-den-stin) audio file

von Brauchitsch, Walther  (VÄL-tûr fon-BROU-kich) audio file

Von Bulow, Claus  (KLOUS von-BYOO-lo) audio file

Von Bulow, Cosima  (KÔ-zi-mä von-BYOO-lo) audio file

Von Bulow, Sunny  (von-BYOO-lo) audio file

Von Damm, Helene  (e-LEN von-DÄM) audio file

Von Drehle, David  (von-DRA-le) audio file

von Geczy, Barnabas  (BÄR-nä-bäsh fon-GET-se) audio file

Von Karajan, Herbert  (HÂR-bârt fon-KÄ-rä-yän) audio file

von Neumann, John  (von-NOI-män) audio file

Von Saher, Charlene  (shär-LEN von-SA-?r) audio file

Von Somogyi, Atilla  (?-TIL-? von-SOM-i-je) audio file

von Stade, Frederica  (von-STÄ-d?) audio file

von Stroheim, Erich  (ER-ik von-STRO-him) audio file

Von Sydow, Max  (von-SE-do) audio file

von Wagner-Jauregg, Julius  (YOOL-yüs VÄG-n?r-YOO-reg) audio file

VonArent, Benno  (fon-ÄR-?nt) audio file

Vonderau, Kathryn "Kate"  (VON-d?-ro) audio file

Vongerichten, Jean-Georges  (zhÔ[n]-zhôrzh von-GRESH-ten) 

Vonn, Veola  (ve-OL-? VON) audio file

Vorontsov, Yuli  (YOOL-e VÔR-unt-sôf) audio file

Vos Savant, Marilyn  (VOS-SÄ-vänt) audio file

Vos, Ida  (ED-? VOS) audio file

Voskovek, George  (VOS-ko-vek) audio file

Vouglas, Buffy  (VOG-l?s) audio file

Voulkos, Peter  (VOOL-kos) audio file

Voyles, James  (VOILZ) audio file

Voynow, Dick  (VOI-nou) audio file

Vreeke, John  (VRA-ke) audio file

Vreeland, Diana  (de-AN-? VRE-l?nd) audio file

Vriesenga, Todd  (VRE-zing-?) audio file

Vucanovich, Barbara  (vyoo-KAN-?-vich) audio file

Vuckovic, Stephen  (VOOCH-k?-vich) audio file

Vujin, Milan  (ME-län VOO-y?n) audio file

Vye, Mervyn  (VI) audio file

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