Sikabonyi: pronunciation

Linnets

Senior Member
Hi all,
what's the actual pronuciation of Sikabonyi? It's the surname of an Italian actress (Margot Sikabonyi, real name Laura Marguerite Sikabonyi) of Hungarian descent. It could derive from a Slovak place (actually a quarter of a town called Dunajská Streda/Dunaszerdahely) whose Hungarian name is Sikabony (in Slovak Malé Blahovo). From orthography I guess it could be [ˈʃikɒboˌɲi], but I'm not sure.
Thanks in advance.
 
  • Zsanna

    ModErrata
    Hungarian - Hungary
    Hello Linnets,
    It seems to me that your phonetical transcription (as well as your description of the place) could be right. :thumbsup:

    P.S. I say "could" because I am not totally familiar with the use of the IPS concerning Hungarian (let alone how you would try to interpret it yourself). I checked on Forvo but it doesn't exist there, however, there is another site (here) where you can ask for it, if you wished to hear a solution.
     
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    francisgranada

    Senior Member
    Hungarian
    It seems to me that your phonetical transcription (as well as your description of the place) could be right. :thumbsup:

    Yes, I agree. Approximately: as if it were Scìcabogni, using the Italian spelling.

    P.S. It is evidently a composed word: sík + abony + i. The -i at the end is an adjectival desinence indicating origin (as e.g. -ese in Genovese)
     
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