Tabouli the animate salad (tabouli) wrote in linguaphiles,

Jreige

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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ekeme_ndiba

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.

muckefuck

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.)

ekeme_ndiba

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

Definitely, that was my thought as well.

tabouli

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

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