What's in a name?

Dutch is a difficult language with strange combinations of letters.

I understand it is for a foreigner difficult to pronounce properly.

So here is a little help for the pronunciation of my name :) LOES

It is quit odd, even the voice sounds like my voice! But I didn't make the recording :)

Go to: http://nl.forvo.com/word/loes/


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CatAdam Premium
Your name is so pretty. I thought it was just the spelling that was different but the name was Lois. Loes is pronounced entirely differently like Loosh. I really like your name.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Catherine, yes is't like that:) I saw you placed a comment on my website, thank you so much!
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MKearns Premium
Ha Ha Loes. How ddo you pronounce the Loess Highlands in China version?
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Loes Premium
I am famous:) They called the Huangtu Plateau after ME!! The Loess Plateau:)
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MKearns Premium
from ha ha to LOL!
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Dan-L Premium
That is how I say your name now, you say it the way it's spelled.
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Loes Premium
I reckon a lot of people spel it as Lo-is, now you know:)
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jbguitar Premium
I was saying is like the hardware store Lowes lol
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Loes Premium
You're not the only one Jason, nice to see you again:)
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larryf20865 Premium
Thanks for sharing "Low-sh".
This is how it sounds to me.
Fun stuff
Larry
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Loes Premium
I know it is a difficult name for foreigners Larry, thanks for checking:)
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larryf20865 Premium
I had fun with this.
Try saying mine, Lorgeree.
Larry
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Loes Premium
That one is not in their library:(
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fitmomuv3 Premium
LOVE this blog post! Thanks, Loes. (I guess you write "prounounced "loosh" a lot, huh? )
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Loes Premium
Thank you:) Sarah
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PaulChetwyn Premium
Interesting, Do you know that Tobago, part of my nation, was once Dutch, that is until the English took it away. They recently made a movie about that event

Paul
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Loes Premium
The Dutch where pirates in that time, so it was really posible:)
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PaulChetwyn Premium
No this is about the same time they took Saba, Curacao, St Maarten, Aruba, Statia and Bonaire. They might have been pirates yes, but so were the English and the French
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Loes Premium
And do not forget the portugese:)
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LornaAllen Premium
A tiny lesson in Dutch Loes - thank you for that! I am trying to learn German at the moment - there are some similarities in the language....but I am a very poor student! ;-)
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Loes Premium
erinnern, was du gelernt habst, ist das Problem:)
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TJ Books Premium
Now we know. I guess it has been just over 20 years since I was in Utrecht and Amsterdam. John
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Loes Premium
Hi John, must have been an experience:)
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SoupGypsy Premium
Thank you...always wondered if I was saying it correctly. I was not. I had to go to Forvo.com to get the sound to work. But obviously that was a problem with my computer since everyone else is hearing it. I am commenting in case anyone else has problems. Just copy the address in your video's address bar and you can access the program. Fascinating.
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Loes Premium
Great Info Donna
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tmmom Premium
Very cool! I was close, but didn't have the end correct! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Loes Premium
Hi Sandra, gladly done, love all those reactions:)
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lillakiara Premium
Seems I had no idea, 'cause I was way off :) Now I know, thanks! Kristina
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Loes Premium
Hi Kristina, most people are:)
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kleblanc13 Premium
I was way off! But I like your version better.
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Loes Premium
Thanks, I think I do too:)
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jsmart Premium
Thank you Loes for being here. I have enjoyed and learned much from knowing you here.
No flirting intended but your name is quite beautiful!
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Loes Premium
Hi James, thank you very much:)
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AlejandraB Premium
thanks for sharing, it's a very nice sound,
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Loes Premium
She says it just like I do
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PhyllisE1 Premium
Thanks for sharing Loes.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Phillis
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GWaldron Premium
Now I know.
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Loes Premium
Great Gregory!
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angiekitty Premium
Lol I was wondering how to pronounce your name :) Dutch is a funny language. To us English speakers, it could look like random letters lol no offense. The Netherlands are beautiful :) Always wanted to visit there.
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Loes Premium
Put it on you to-do list:)
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Bart87 Premium
I can't turn you Loes now, if I do I'm gonna Loes my life...
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Loes Premium
almost poetic:)
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JanetK1 Premium
Almost.....
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kholmes Premium
Well T-shirt is T-shirt....Lol...thanks for sharing Loes. :))
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Loes Premium
Hi Kim, yes, we have imported that one, before the English influence it was just a "hemd met mouwen"
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kholmes Premium
Okay, sure...what you said..Lol..Thanks Loes. :))
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Sui_generis Premium
Not how I thought it would sound. You'll have many people saying this today. LOL.
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Loes Premium
Hi Debbi, I think so too:)
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Dfishell Premium
Great! Now I'll say it right when we meet in person :). I thought it would be pronounced like the name "Lois". Thanks for clarifying that.
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Loes Premium
Hi Debbie, see you in Vegas:)
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Loes. You had told me once before and that sounds like I say your name. :)
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Loes Premium
I know, Aaron (mvcboy) gave me this website:)
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CarlaIves Premium
I use it a lot for my Irish pronunciation. :)
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Loes! -

How are you?

It's funny - when I say Loes - it's totally different from the right way it is pronounced.

But in my head - what I say sounds right! :)
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Loes Premium
Haha, all over the world people are now trying to say my name, I realize now:)
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davyrobot Premium
I just said it properly then! :)
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acoolmil Premium
It sounds beautiful Loes, names in many native languages can be difficult. Irish names confuse many people too.
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Loes Premium
That's right Con
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MarionBlack Premium
I thought it was "loos" but it's more like "loosh". Have I got it right?
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Loes Premium
more like the verb to lose, with a short S at the end
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janicebowles Premium
Ha, ha! I was saying it almost correctly only because I had a Dutch boyfriend one time and spent quite a bit of time in Holland! I was hard pronouncing the 's' and now will say it with a soft 's' like a 'c'! Thank's Loes that's cleared that up! Have an amazing day! :)
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Loes Premium
Hi Janice, then you know how difficult Dutch is, have a wonderfull day too:)
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janicebowles Premium
Yes the only word(s) I know in Dutch apart from dag, and tot ziens is "cosy" but I can't spell that... so will have to look it up! gezellig!

dag, tot ziens! :D
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Loes Premium
Fijne avond Janice:)
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Misspressy Premium
Very sweet sounding name Loes. Thanks for leading me to Forvo site, I can check now how difficult foreign names are pronounced. God bless you.
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Loes Premium
Love your name too, Presentacion
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JewelCarol Premium
Sounds nice and cool, Loes. Thanks for making me smile. :)
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Loes Premium
Hi Jewel :) your re: makes me smile too
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mundy22 Premium
Cool, easy pronunciation.
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Loes Premium
When you knot it:) it is easy Andrew
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks I was wondering how it sounds.
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Loes Premium
Hi John, now you know:)
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SQUIRRELL Premium
That sounds very nice and not what I expected :))
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Loes Premium
Thanks, I think there are much more like you who don't expect this pronunciation:)
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