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I know the syllable structure is cor-nel-sen

So it should be pronounced with a short "e", isn't it?

Or maybe because it is a last name the rules don't apply here?

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    Pronounciation of personal names might follow their own rules. – πάντα ῥεῖ Oct 6 '18 at 9:47
  • Why would this syllable structure imply a short "e"? – Kilian Foth Oct 8 '18 at 6:59
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    Which "e" do you ask for? The first (in "nel") or the second (in "sen")? – Volker Landgraf Oct 9 '18 at 9:10
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Cornelsen is a patronymic name as for example Petersen = Peters Sohn = son of Peter.

Cornelsen is derived from the first name Cornelius, which is of Latin origin and has similar accentuation of the e.

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