This is a short guide on how to pronounce my name more or less correctly;
it is designed for native English speakers.
The correct pronunciation of my name bares additional importance
if you are taking my class AND would like to pass it.
Here is how it goes. The fist name, Igor, is pronounced
with the emphasis on the first syllable, somewhat like in the word
interesting. The second sylable is pretty much
self-explanatory, just read it as it is written.
The last name, Mineyev, has 3 (three) syllables, the emphasis is
on the second one.
Very nice and short guide. Use it to practice the correct pronunciation
every time before going to bed until it comes to you naturally,
without effort. In a couple of months you will notice that
this is much easier than taking integrals of trigonometric functions.
Hard work is always rewarded, no matter what you do.
- The first syllable sounds like in minute.
- The second syllable can be pronounced as in net,
and ideally as in the Russian net
rather than in the English net, if you know what I mean.
If you don't, the English net would do.
(Warning: Trying to say it nyet would be least appropriate.)
- The last syllable, yev, is pronounced as in yes
with a v at the end. Actually, in the Russian language
v becomes voiceless, that is f.
But we are not aiming for perfection here, just a decent way of saying it
would be sufficient, so feel free to say either v or
f at the end.