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how is name pronounced?

how is name pronounced?

Posted: 1116531869000
Classification: Query
How would one pronounce Kaczala? After searching unsucessfully for my greatgrandmother's family figured I may need to search for how it sounded more than how it's spelled, and unsure how else it may have been interpretated.

Re: how is name pronounced?

Jana (View posts)
Posted: 1116539684000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1116778880000
Surnames: Kaczala
Hello:

In Polish, surname Kaczala would be written with a diacritical l--meaning: the "l" would have a diagonal slash through it and would be pronounced as a "w" is pronounced in English. I could not find Kaczala written with just a plain "l" which is pronounced like an "l" in English.

So, Kaczal/a is pronounced Kahchahwah with the "ch" being pronounced like the "ch" in chair and all 3 a's like the "a" in car.

There were 385 Kaczalas in Poland in the early 1990's. The abreviations stand for the old Polish provinces.

Kaczała 385 Wa:3, BB:4, By:18, Go:9, JG:2, Kl:94, Ka:15, Kn:45, Ko:8,Ks:1, Ls:12, Łd:47, Ol:10, Pl:3, Po:56, Sł:1, Sz:8, Ta:8,To:2, Wb:1, Wr:27, ZG:11

Cordially,

Jana

Re: how is name pronounced?

Posted: 1116540668000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1116778895000
Jana,
Thank you so much for your help! Yes, it did have a line through the L (at first I thought it might be mistaken as a t in some records) maybe this will help me more now. Thanks much.
Debbie

Re: how is name pronounced?

Dell (View posts)
Posted: 1116647310000
Classification: Query
It would be pronounced......Ka cha wa

The cza is pronounced cha....you know like cha, cha, cha!

The la may have had a slash through the middle of the letter l, therefore pronounced as a w.

Re: how is name pronounced?

Posted: 1116701862000
Classification: Query
Dell,
Thank you for the response. I finally found my greatgrandmother's family since I now knew about the ch sound.
Debbie
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