Pronunciation Guides

By Dick Oakes


Have you ever attended (or been one of the emcees at) a festival or dance where dance names were horribly mispronounced, even by the very people who should either have known better or have researched the names beforehand? Have you ever wanted to know for yourself how to request your favorite dance and have the correct one played?

Here, for the benefit of teachers, leaders, and dancers who care, are a few language pronunciation guides. Cheers, Dick Oakes.

(Please click HERE for a list of special characters – those with diacritics.)


Albanian Austrian Flemish Bulgarian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Finnish French German

Greek Hawaiian Hebrew Hungarian Icelandic Irish Italian Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Norwegian

Polish Romanian Serbo-Croatian Serbian Slovakian Slovenian Spanish Swedish Swiss Turkish Wales