Originally posted by Barry Boor
Dug this out again to make what appears initially to be a very simple request.
Currently running an old South African Grand Prix (with slot cars) it occurred to me that I may be quite wrong in assuming that the name PIETERSE is simply a variation of the Anglo-Saxon surname PETERS; and as such, is pronounce as PETERS.
Then hearing something connected with rugby the other day, it dawned on me that it could in fact be pronounced PEE-ET-ERS, or even PEE-ET-ERS-EE.
Can any Boks supply the answer, please?
The Pieterse surname surely had Dutch origins, but I think it means the same as the English PETERS.
Pronunciation differs quite a bit, though.
PIETERSE...rather difficult, but I'll try:Pee - tir -suh
The first part must be said rather short, at least a bit shorter than the drawn out English attempt.
Middle part...remember to roll your "r" on the tip of your tongue.
Final part...also rather short.