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Hi, Can you help me pronunce Salome'? I have heard Sal oh mae. I have heard Sa lome....

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Posted April 1, 2007 at 1:18 PM via web

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Hi,
Can you help me pronunce Salome'? I have heard Sal oh mae. I have heard Sa lome. I have heard Sa lo me.I need the French pronuncation.

It is my middle name.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 1, 2007 at 9:36 PM (Answer #1)

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Are you familiar with the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary? It has a nice audio feature; it will let you hear the preferred pronunciation for words. If you go here:
http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/Salome
you'll be able to hear that there are two versions that are considered valid in English (with the accents on the either of the last two syllables).

However, I'm honestly not sure how to get you the pronunciation in French. I suspect it would be "sa-lome," like "shalom," but since French allows you to add accents on specific syllables, you could accent it various ways depending on the namer's intent.

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frenchteacher08 | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 23, 2008 at 7:40 AM (Answer #2)

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The big question is whether or not there is an accent on the last "e". If there IS an accent, it is sah-loh-may (note that all the syllables have equal stress in French). If there IS NOT an accent, it is sah-lohm (again, equal stress on each syllable). HTH!

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bearcat40 | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 20, 2010 at 8:07 AM (Answer #3)

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You can pronounce Salome by sounding it out in the following way:

Sa low may

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