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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/
[ Listen to the background for this guide audio file ]
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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[ Pronunciation Key ]

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Zabar, Lillian  (ZA-bär) audio file

Zabar, Louis  (ZA-bär) audio file

Zaccagnini, Anthony  (zak-?-NEN-e) audio file

Zadan, Craig  (ZAD-?n) audio file

Zadora, Pia  (PE-? zä-DÔR-?) audio file

Zaentz, Saul  (ZANTS) audio file

Zagat, Tim  (z?-GAT) 

Zagorodniuk, Vyacheslav  (VYÄCH-is-lôf zäg-ôr-OD-nyook) audio file

Zagorska, Dorota  (dôr-OT-? zä-GÔR-sk?) audio file

Zaharius, Babe Didrikson  (DE-drik-s?n zä-HAR-e-?s) audio file

Zaheti, Caveh  (KÄ-va zä-HET-e) audio file

Zais, Jim  (ZIS) audio file

Zaitsev, Aleksandr  (ZIT-sef) audio file

Zajick, Dolora  (d?-LÔR-? ZÄ-chik) audio file

Zakaria, Fareed  (fä-RED zä-KÄR-e-?) 

Zakarian, Arik  (ÄR-ek zä-KÄR-e-?n) audio file

Zakrzewsky, Alex  (zäk-SHEF-ske) audio file

Zamir, Israel  (zä-MER) audio file

Zanova, Aja  (I-ä zä-NO-vä) audio file

Zany, Bob  (ZAN-e) audio file

Zapruder, Abraham  (z?-PROOD-?r) audio file

Zatopek, Emile  (ZA-to-pek) audio file

Zawinul, Joe  (ZÄ-wi-n?l) audio file

Zayak, Elaine  (ZA-ak) audio file

Zazula, John  (zä-ZOO-lä) audio file

Zdrok, Victoria  (ZDROK) audio file

Zedillo Ponce de Leon, Ernesto  (sa-DE-o-pons-da-la-ON) audio file

Zeevi, Rehavam  (re-hä-VÄM ze-EV-e) audio file

Zeffirelli, Franco  (FRÄN-ko zef-?-REL-le) audio file

Zehetmair, Thomas  (TSA-et-mir) audio file

Zehme, Bill  (ZEM-e) audio file

Zeiger, Jim  (ZIG-?r) audio file

Zelazny, Roger  (z?-LAZ-ne) audio file

Zellweger, Renee  (r?-NA ZEL-weg-?r) audio file

Zeman, Jacklyn  (ZEM-?n) audio file

Zemeckis, Robert  (z?-MEK-is) audio file

Zemin, Jiang  (JYUNG z?-MIN) audio file

Zerbe, Anthony  (ZÛRB-e) audio file

Zerbe, Jerome  (ZÛRB-e) audio file

Zerbe, Lawson  (ZÛRB-e) audio file

Zerhouni, Elias  (e-LEE-?s z?r-HOO-ne) audio file

Zernike, Kate  (ZÛR-ni-ke) audio file

Zeta-Jones, Catherine  (ZET-?) audio file

Zetterling, Mai  (MI ZET-?r-ling) audio file

ZeVan, Barry  (z?-VAN) audio file

Zevon, Warren  (ZE-von) audio file

Zewe, Charles  (ZE-we) audio file

Zezel, Peter  (ZEZ-?l) audio file

Zhirinovsky, Vladimir  (zher-?-NOF-ske) audio file

Zhoa, Hongbo  (HUNG-BO ZHOU) 

Zhuoqiang, He  (HE-ZHOO-KWANG) audio file

Zieff, Howard  (ZEF) audio file

Ziegenmeyer, Nancy  (ZEG-in-mi-?r) audio file

Ziegfeld, Florenz  (FLÔR-enz ZEG-feld) audio file

Ziemba, Karen  (ze-EM-bä) audio file

Zien, Chip  (ZI-?n) audio file

Ziering, Ian  (I-?n ZER-ing) audio file

Ziering, Nikki  (ZER-ing) audio file

Zigo, Marc  (ZI-go) audio file

Zildjian  (ZIL-j?n) audio file

Zimbalest, Efram  (ZIM-b?-list) audio file

Zimbalest, Stephanie  (ZIM-b?-list) audio file

Zimolzak, Frank  (zim-ÔL-zak) audio file

Zinackis, Richard  (z?-NÄK-?s) audio file

Zindel, Paul  (zin-DEL) audio file

Zinke, Peggy  (ZINK) audio file

Zinni, Anthony  (ZIN-e) audio file

Ziporyn, Marvin  (z?-PÔR-?n) audio file

Zippel, David  (ZIP-?l) audio file

Zipprodt, Patricia  (ZIP-rot) audio file

Zivanovic, Trifun  (TRIF-?n z?-VÄN-?-vik) audio file

Zlomsowitch, Keith  (ZLOM-s?-wich) audio file

Zlozower, Neil  (ZLO-zou-?r) audio file

Zmed, Adrian  (z?-MED) audio file

Zmeskal, Kim  (z?-MES-k?l) audio file

Zmievskaya, Galina  (g?-LEN-? zme-ef-SKI-?) audio file

Zmuda, Bob  (z?-MOOD-?) audio file

Zobel, Hiller B.  (zo-BEL) audio file

Zoeller, Fuzzy  (ZEL-?r) audio file

Zoeller, Leslie  (ZOL-?r) audio file

Zoellick, Robert B.  (ZEL-ik) audio file

Zolotow, Maurice  (ZOL-?-to) audio file

Zolotow, Sam  (ZOL-?-to) audio file

Zorich, Louis  (LOO-e ZÔR-ich) audio file

Zorina, Vera  (zôr-EN-ä) audio file

Zschau, Ed  (SHOU) audio file

Zsigmond, Vilmos  (ZIG-mond) audio file

Zucco, George  (ZOO-ko) audio file

Zucker, David  (ZÜK-?r) audio file

Zucker, Jerry  (ZÜK-?r) audio file

Zuckerman, Mort  (ZÜK-?r-m?n) audio file

Zuckert, Eugene M.  (ZOOK-?rt) audio file

Zukerman, Eugenia  (ZOOK-?r-m?n) audio file

Zukor, Adolph  (ZOO-kôr) audio file

Zuniga, Daphne  (zoo-NEG-?) audio file

Zuniga, Joseph  (ZOON-i-g?) audio file

Zurbriggen, Pirmin  (PIR-min ZÛR-bri-g?n) audio file