Pronunciation question

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I enjoy collecting wines and have a new wine that I am adding to my collection. It is a Chilean Cabernet produced by Don Melchor. Would Melchor be pronounced with the ch sound like "chore" or would the c be silent? I assume it would be the "ch" sound like ocho, etc, but wanted to be sure.

Thanks!

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updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by bill5

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you're right!!!!!! Melchor sounds as Mel-chore

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by daniel2
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excelent wine
i'm from chile
adios

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by apusinho
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Yes, Bill, liek in "ocho"

Do you know the three wise men? Very celebrated in Spain. One of the kings is "melchor"

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Thanks James!

updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by bill5
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As I far as I can ascertain, it is pronounced according to standard Spanish rules: mel-chore. Here is a bio of the man for whom the wine is named, and it certainly looks like he would have pronounced his name in the Spanish way (as opposed to the name being German, etc.).

[url=http://www.conchaytoro.com/PLT_CompHistEmpMelchorArti.asp'SessionId=&Language=1&Modality=0&Section=1&Content=23518&NamePage=CompHistEmpMelchorArti&DateView=&Style=23517]http://www.conchaytoro.com/PLT_CompHistEmpMelchorArti.asp'SessionId=&Language=1&Modality=0&Section=1&Content=23518&NamePage=CompHistEmpMelchorArti&DateView=&Style=23517[/url]

updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by 00bacfba