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Tabouli the animate salad


Does anyone know how to pronounce the surname "Jreige"? Am getting vaguely Eastern European to Middle East flavours in my searches, but so far my Google-fu has failed me here...
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January 28 2014, 12:43:03 UTC 3 years ago Edited:  January 28 2014, 12:47:15 UTC

Looks like a Levantine Arabic name, thus "j"="ge" should be pronounced in French manner (zh-ray-zh). By the way, Google search for "Jreij" gives almost the same number of hits.
What do you reckon, a traditional diminutive of Jurj "George"? (In standard MSA transcription, Jurayj.)
Definitely, that was my thought as well.
Thanks for your help! Have duly inscribed your suggestion in the "pronunciation" column.