The 2016 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage (French), J. Fraser Stoddart (British), and Bernard L. Feringa (Dutch) “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”.
The pronunciations of their names in French, English, and Dutch respectively, with approximations in English for the non-English names, are as follows:
- Jean-Pierre Sauvage French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃.pjɛːʁə so.vaːʒə → ʒɑ̃.pjɛʁə.so.vaːʒə] (ZHAHN-pi-AIR soh-VAHZH [ˌʒɒ̃.pi.ˈɛə̯ɹ soʊ̯.ˈvɑːʒ])
- James Fraser Stoddart English pronunciation: JAYMZ FRAY-zər STOD-ərt [ˈʤeɪ̯mz ˈfɹeɪ̯z.əɹ ˈstɒd.əɹt]
- Bernard Lucas “Ben” Feringa Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛr.nɑrt ˈly.kɑs ˈbɛn ˈfeː.rɪŋ.ɣaː] (BAIR-nart LOO-kəs BEN FAIR-ing-hah [ˈbɛə̯ɹ.nɑːɹt ˈluːk.əs ˈbɛn ˈfɛə̯ɹ.ɪŋ.hɑː])