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I've been pronouncing it Jo-hansson but I've heard people pronounce it Yo-hansson. What is the proper way? Does it have to do with nationality, or is it just personal preference?

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  1. Foofa
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    Pronouncing it with a hard J sound would be an Anglicization of that Scandinavian name. Some immigrants would have adjusted the pronunciation of their family name when moving to an Anglophone country, others wouldn't have. Usually whatever spelling and pronunciation the immigrant generation favored is what its descendants use today.

  2. layla

    Johannson pronounced Jo-hansson would be if you live in America or something.
    Yo-hahnson is most likely the correct way

  3. Enriculuz

    nationality :)
    english is Jo, swedish and other scandinavian languages is Yo

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