How is James Rodriguez pronounced

Short answer: Both ('Patt-Rick' and 'Pett-Rick') are fine.

Long answer:

Patrick (English pronunciation:, Irish and American pronunciation:) is an English male given name, rarely a family name. Minor forms commonly used outside of the English-speaking world are Patrik (especially in Sweden, the Czech Republic and Slovakia), Patryk (in Poland) and Patric.

The English name Patrick is derived from the Latin name Patricius (actually "patrician, nobleman"). His popularity in the British Isles, especially in Ireland, he owes to Saint Patricius ("Patrick of Ireland"), the patron and national saint of Ireland. In Irish, the name Pádraig corresponds to him, but the English form shows less Irish influence than that of the French form Patrice.

Since the 17th century, the name in the form of Patrik has also been used in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden. Before 1960, the first name Patrick was rarely represented in Germany. In the 1980s it became one of the most frequently given first names, but its popularity has steadily declined since then.



Edit: Apparently TM.de eats everything that IPAist or I'm too stupid for copy & paste. Well, then you just have to look up the pronunciation on Wikipedia. Which is the point anyway.

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