The name of the yoga move from which the company takes its name is /ˈɑːsənə/ (ahh suh nuh) with a stress on the first syllable. However, the name of the app has been “Americanified” to /əˈsɑnə/ (uh sah nuh).How do you pronounce Asana?
As you might already know, Asana really is a company with mindfulness and yoga. So its name has something to do with asana, which means the postures in yoga.
I found an interesting question and answers on Quora about the pronunciation and translated some of them into Japanese.
So, Asana as a company and service is pronounced as
“uh sah nuh ” or “uh-san-uh” and the yogic postures as
“ahh suh nuh” or “oss-uh-nuh”.
|Date:||Nov 3, 2011 to Jan 10, 2017|
From experience in learning German, at first I thought we’d pronounce his family name as /rˈoʊzɛnʃtaɪn/, just as in “Einstein”. I actually found some program hosts at Justin’s talks saying so.
However, I found a video where Justin is pronouncing his name himself. It’s now clear that his family name is pronounced as /rˈoʊzɛnstiːn/.
|Date:||Aug 18, 2014|
|Note:||I’ll create subtitles for this video in the near future|
Although I couldn’t find any video where Dustin pronounces his name, I found the pronunciation on Wikipedia: /ˈmɒskəvɪts/. It’s quite a complicated set of sounds for a Japanese speaker.