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Pronunciation Key Created by E. Nesbit

 

Pronouncing Shakespearean Names

 

Pronunciation Key

a,e,i,o,u -- as in cat, bet, it, lot, nut.

,,,, -- as in ate, mote, mite, mote, mute.

-- as in America, freeman, coward.

-- as in her, fern.

-- as in burn, furl.

 

  Adriana (ad-ri-'-n)
AEgeon ('-ge-on)
AEmilia (-mil'-i-)
Alcibiades (al-si-b'--dz)
Aliena (-li-'-n)
Andromache (an-drom'-ak)
Angelo (an'-je-l)
Antenor (an -te'-nr)
Antioch (an'-ti-ok)
Antiochus (an-t'-o-kus)
Antipholus (an-tif'-o-lus)
Antonio (an-t'-ni-)
Apemantus (ap-e-man'-tus)
Apollo (-pol'-)
Ariel ('ri-el)
Arragon (ar'--gon)

Banquo (ban'-kw)
Baptista (bap-tis'-t)
Bassanio (bas-sa'-ni-)
Beatrice (b'-tris)
Bellario (bel-l'-ri-)
Bellarius (bel-l'-ri-us)
Benedick (ben'-e-dik)
Benvolio (ben-v'-li-)
Bertram (br'-tram)
Bianca (b-an'-k)
Borachio (b-rach'-i-)
Brabantio (br-ban'ch)
Burgundy (br'-gun-di)

Caliban (kal'-i-ban)
Calchas (kal' -kas)
Camillo (k-mil'-)
Capulet (kap'--let)
Cassio (kas'-i-)
Celia (s'-li-)
Centaur (sen'-tawr)
Cerimon (s'-ri-mon)
Cesario (se-s'-ri-)
Claudio (klaw'-di-)
Claudius (klaw'-di-us)
Cordelia (kawr-d'-li-)
Cornwall (kawrn'-wawl)
Cymbeline (sim'-be-ln)

Demetrius (de-m'-tri-us)
Desdemona (des-de-m-n)
Diana (d-an'-)
Dionyza (d--n'-z)
Donalbain (don'-al-ban)
Doricles (dor'-i-klz)
Dromio (dr'-mi-)
Duncan (dung'-kn)

Emilia (-mil'-i-)
Ephesus (ef'e-sus)
Escalus (es'-k-lus)

Ferdinand (fr'-di-nand)
Flaminius (fl-min'-i-us)
Flavius (fl'-vi-us)
Fleance (fl'-ans)
Florizel (flor'-i-zel)
Fortinbras (fr'-tin-brs)

Ganymede (gan'-i-md)
Giulio (j'-li-)
Goneril (gon'-e-ril)
Gonzalo (gon-zah'-l)

Helena (hel'-e-n)
Helicanus (hel-i-k'nus)
Hercules (hr'k-lz)
Hermia (hr'mi-)
Hermione (hr-m'-o-n)
Horatio (h-r'-shi-)
Hortensio (hor-ten'-si-)

Iachimo (yak'-i-m)
Iago (-ah-g)

Illyria ((il-lir'-i-)

Imogen (im'-o-jen)

Jessica (jes'-i-k)
Juliet (ju'li-et)

Laertes (l-r'-tz)
Lafeu (lah-fu')
Lear (lr)
Leodovico (l--d'-vi-k)
Leonato (l--n'-t)
Leontes (l-on-tz)
Luciana (l-shi-'n)
Lucio (l'-shi-)
Lucius (l'-shi-us)
Lucullus (l-kul'-us)
Lysander (l-san'-dr)
Lysimachus (l-sim'--kus)

Macbeth (mak-beth')
Magdalen (mag'-d-len)
Malcolm (mal'-kum)
Malvolio (mal-v'li-)
Mantua (man-'t-)
Mariana (mah-ri-'-na)
Menaphon (men'--fon)
Mercutio (mer-k'-shi-)
Messina (mes-s'-nah)
Milan (mil'-n)
Miranda (m-ran'-d)
Montagu (mon'-t-g)
Montano (mon-tah'-n)

Oberon (ob'-r-on)
Olivia (-liv'-i-)
Ophelia (-fl'-i- or o-fl'-y)
Orlando (awr-lan'-d)
Orsino (awr-s'-n)
Othello (-thel'-)

Parolles (pa-rol'-z)
Paulina (paw-l'-n)
Pentapolis (pen-tap'-o-lis)
Perdita (pr'-di-t)
Pericles (per'-i-klz)
Petruchio (pe-tr'-chi-)
Phoenix (f'-niks)
Pisanio (p-sah'-ni-)
Polixines (p-liks'-e-nz)
Polonius (p-l'-ni-us)
Portia (pr'-shi-)
Proteus (pr'-te-us or pr'-ts)

Regan (r'-gn)
Roderigo (r-der'-i-g)
Romano (r-mah'-n)
Romeo (r'-me-)
Rosalind (roz'--lind)
Rosaline (roz'--lin)
Rousillon (ru-s-lyawng')

Sebastian (se-bas'-ti-n)
Sempronius (sem-pr'-ni-us)
Simonides (si-mon'-i-dz)
Solinus (s-l'-nus)
Sycorax (s'-ko-raks)
Syracuse (sir--kus)

Thaisa (tha-is'-)
Thaliard (th'-li-rd)
Thurio (th'-ri-)
Timon (t'-mon)
Titania (t-tan'-i-)
Tybalt (tib'-lt)

Ursula (ur'-s-l)

Venetian (ve-n'-shn)
Venice (ven'-is)
Ventidius (ven-tid'-i-us)
Verona (v-r'-n)
Vicentio (v-sen'-shi-)

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