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English Phonetic Transcription of a French Name

Date Submitted: 12-Jan-2010
From: Marie-Claude Corriveau
Subject: English Phonetic Transcription of a French Name
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Institution/Organization: Université Laval (Québec)

Notice: Good day,

Is there somebody who can give me the phonetic English transcription of the proper noun 'Haüy' (René Just). René Just Haüy was a celebrated French mineralogist known as "the father of the crystallography" - I have the French transcription but I need the English transcription for a teacher who is writing an article about this scientist.

Thank you very much for your answer,
Marie-Claude Corriveau
Université Laval (Québec)