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    Re: International star name pronunciations
    From: Benjamin Lowings
    Date: 2021 Jun 20, 14:10 -0700

    I missed this original thread Frank.

    In my opinion the Arabic star names have a simplicity and musicality which makes them easy to remember. I've heard 'the mouth of the whale' - Fomalhaut, فم الحوت pronounced as 'FOR-mul-hoat' (as in 'coat') but would assume it to be 'foom al HOOT' ('oo' as in 'room')   

    I guess the problem is that Classical Arabic if I'm not mistaken does not indicate vowel inflections so the pronunciation is not fixed.

    Ben L.

       
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