“Le” is most definitely luh /lə/ in French, like the le in LeBron James. The leh /lɛ/ you heard might be “les”, the plural form, whose vowel is that of bet.
Johannes is a Medieval Latin form of the personal name that usually appears as “John” in English language contexts. It is a variant of the Greek and Classical Latin variants (Ιωάννης, Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name Yehochanan, meaning “Yahweh is gracious”.
With masculine singular nouns → use le. With feminine singular nouns → use la. With nouns starting with a vowel, most nouns beginning with h and the French word y → use l’. With plural nouns → use les.
|Related names||John, Jonathan, Jonny, Jonnie, Jonn, Jonni, Yahya, Yehia|
John in Irish is Seán.
An American variant of John, Zane means God is gracious.
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning “YAHWEH is gracious”. it is visible that h was added in transition from Greek Ioannes to Latin Iohannes.
“Jonah” is a transliteration (by way of Latin) of the Hebrew name which, transliterated directly into English, would be “Yonah.” It means “dove” in Hebrew. “John” arrived in English, through transliteration and changing pronunciation, from the Hebrew “Yohannon,” meaning “the LORD’s grace.” They are not the same name.
In the Irish language, it is the name used for all Biblical figures known as John in English, including John the Baptist and John the Apostle. Eoin/Eòin and Eoghan/Eòghan are derived from different roots.
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|Pronunciation||/ˈdʒɒnəθən/ Dutch: [ˈjoːnɑtɑn] French: [ʒɔnatɑ̃] German: [ˈjoːnatan] Spanish: [ˈɟʝonatan]|
|Language||Masculine form||Feminine form|
|Spanish||Juan, Jon, Nuño||Juana, Juanita, Nuña|
|Swedish||Jan, Johan, Johannes, John, Hans, Hannes||Johanna, Hanna|
|Syriac (Aramaic)||ܝܘܚܢܢ (Yuḥanon), ܚܢܐ (Ḥanna), ܐܝܘܢ (Ewan)|
Pronunciation: Spell it like Siân, pronounce it like Sh – ar – n. Welsh origin – the English equivalent is Jane. The ‘Si’ is pronounced ‘sh’ as in ship, shout and shed.
So, how do you pronounce Saoirse? Saoirse is pronounced “Sur-sha.” The actress is aware of the difficulty her name creates for people, and she sympathizes with those who fumble over it.
Well, I am here, ever the beacon of knowledge, to come to your rescue and inform you that SZA is pronounced “Sizza.” That’s right, it’s Sizza. Not ZA or Zay or S-Z-A, but Sizza.
You are one step ahead of others if you know what YSL stands for, it is Yves Saint Laurent, but you also need to know the right way to pronounce it. It is pronounced as eve-san-lou-ron.
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