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Thu 19 Aug 2004, 09:16 AM
OK, two people responding to my post last night have insinuated that perhaps my last name is a bit difficult to pronounce.  I admit, I have sympathy, because I had to learn to pronounce this name too, and not as a child.  I took my wife's name when we got married (I used to be Ben Lewis), but I had to learn to pronounce it three years earlier when we were in college together.  It is really quite simple... if you don't look at the name too closely.

Lang HEN rix

That is the basic pronunciation for Langhinrichs.

Lang rhymes with "fang", and is usually the easy part.  

hin is pronounced "hen", like the female chicken.  The emphasis is heavily on this middle syllable (why it is in caps above).

richs is pronounced "rix", which rhymes with fix or sticks.  There is no 'd', so it is not like Hendrix.  It is not two syllables, likes the word "riches".

So, now you know.  It might come in handy if my daughter eventually succeeds in her goal of becoming President of the United States.

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