Tabouli the animate salad (tabouli) wrote in linguaphiles,


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 11 months 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.


January 28 2014, 16:19:32 UTC 11 months ago

What do you reckon, a traditional diminutive of Jurj "George"? (In standard MSA transcription, Jurayj.)


January 29 2014, 07:22:40 UTC 11 months ago

Definitely, that was my thought as well.


February 9 2014, 01:27:53 UTC 10 months ago

Thanks for your help! Have duly inscribed your suggestion in the "pronunciation" column.