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Pygmalion is the anglicized version of a name which originates in Cyprus. No-one can be absolutely certain of Greek and Latin pronunciation in ancient history, so names which come from myth and history are spoken in line with modern English
Who was Pygmalion?
Pygmalion is the name of a character in Greek Mythology who fell in love with a sculpture he created, and it came to life. George Bernard Shaw wrote a play by the same name, about Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who is coached so that she can be passed off as a duchess at an ambassador's tea party. Her coach is Professor Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics.
The play subsequently inspired a musical and the film, My Fair Lady.
Pronunciation of Galatea, Ovid & Metamorphoses
These related pronunciations are on audio, and the phonetic spelling is given as well below.
Galatea - the name of the sculpture which came to life in Ovid's Metamorphoses
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