A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bill Morris
Date: 2021 Jun 21, 21:30 -0700
The International Astronomical Union has beaten us to it. Wikipaedia gives a comprehensive table of named stars, together with the origins of the names and agreed pronunciations in the English language, using the international phonetic alphabet. Examples of the latter can usually be found in most modern dictionaries. In the end, though, it is usage that decides, perhaps why in some areas of the USA, Adolph is pronounced with a long "a", as in "gate".