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how u pronouce dinan?
 

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i said dinan like din ( from dinner ) for the lpngest time but i think the proper way to say it is di ( like die ) then nan ( like nin )
 

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it's die nan. the most annoying is when people say it dinnan. Go talk to the guy himself. I heard he pronounces it Dinan. Anyways, if people knew proper English, Dinnan would only be pronounced that way if there were two N's
 

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Ward said:
it's die nan. the most annoying is when people say it dinnan. Go talk to the guy himself. I heard he pronounces it Dinan. Anyways, if people knew proper English, Dinnan would only be pronounced that way if there were two N's
That is not entirely correct. English has many exceptions, especially in names.
For instance, Linen. Pronounced 'Linn-in' not Lie-nin'.
 

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If it's European in origin, then it would be "D"- "nahn".
Vowels in European names are shorter sounds.
The Euro vowel "i" is pronounced as our American "e" sound, thus
"D-i" would sound as simply the American letter "D".
"nan" would have a short "ah" sound unlike the American "a" sound, as in the name "Ann" which is a nasly sound not consistent with European pronunciations of the vowel "a". So, it wouldn't be "n-ann" sound, but rather "n-ahn".

But, if the guy is American, then the pronunciation would be whatever
he says it is as most Americans have butchered the pronunciation of their European sur names.

"Porsche" is a 2 syllable word and he was not German. "Porsch" is not how it's pronounced.

Whatever. :)

TT
 

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You're all wrong...
It's dee-aye-nee-uhn ;)
 

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Good thing you didn't get an Audi...
How the hell are you gonna handle Oettinger?:lmao:
 

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i think the pronounciation of DYE-nan is poseurish and g4y

I pronounce it dee-nan and will not say it any other way.

-burrito
 
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