Dumb question, Alden pronounciation?

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  1. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    Feel dumb for asking, but I've always pronounced Alden as "Al (as in the name) - den" but a while ago a sales rep at J Crew pronounced it as "All - den". I was wondering about this.. What is the correct way! Thanks people
     


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    Wiker Well-Known Member

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    I say "all-den" but I'm from Sweden so it might not count.
     


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    dasai Senior member

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    The Japanese say オールデン (Oh-ru-den) so I'm inclined to think the "All-den" pronunciation is correct. Though the Japanese really sounds closer to "Olden" than anything else.
     


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    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    "All-den," but I imagine this varies by person/region. Like puh-kahn/puh-can/pee-can.
     


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    "All-den" in South Africa it is.
     


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  7. Don Carlos

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    It's actually pronounced "ale-DEEN."

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  8. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    four syllables - ah luh de EEN - its kinda french
     




  9. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Senior member

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    It's more like "All Done"
     


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    pvrhye Senior member

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    I always figured Al (like Bundy) Din (like a clamor)
     


  12. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    I thought Al (like the name) Den, and I am always wrong, so it's definitely All-den.
     


  13. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    All-den. Although I tend to sort of elide it in normal conversation, so it comes out "Alld'n"
     


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    I say it more like Ul-din.
     


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