Guidance on how to pronounce author names, for authors whose last name begins with "W"!

Author Pronunciations

23 last names beginning with "W"

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NYOO-gee (hard g) wah TEE-ongo--according to African Literature professor who knows the author and speaks Kikuyu/Gikuyu (from The Millions)
WAWG-uh-meese
WAITZ-kin
Eye-El-Et Wald-min
WAHL-ehk
as it looks: wha-mar-ee-ah
Chi-an Joo-lee Wong
WAR-in-er
Vaye rhymes with way
why-densaul
while
ween
wyss (rhymes with ice)
As it looks - wester-feld (not field)
WIDE-mehn. Second syllable is pronounced as names ending in "man" typically are.
eh-lee vee-ZEL
Chima - like china but with an "m"
wize-men
WOLF
you-er wolf
sohn wuhn-pyung
wouDRELL
sounds like woke
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