How should I read "Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind" in German? Please use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for German to show how to read it.
This name is pronounced [ˈdeːdəˌkɪnt].
His whole name is "Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind", but he became known as "Richard Dedekind" which is pronounced [ˈʁɪçaʁt ˈdeːdəˌkɪnt]
- Julius = [ˈjuːli̯ʊs]
- Wilhelm = [ˈvɪlhɛlm]
- Richard = [ˈʁɪçaʁt]
- Dedekind = [ˈdeːdəˌkɪnt]
(In souther regions of Germany and even more in Austria you will also hear [ˈʁɪçaʁd] and [ˈdeːdəˌkɪnd], because people in these regions use slightly different pronunciation rules, but Dedekind was born in Braunschweig in Lower Saxony which is in the north of Germany. So only the versions [ˈʁɪçaʁt] and [ˈdeːdəˌkɪnt] are correct.)