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September 3rd, 2012 03:37 PM #1Senior Member
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Four Quick Questions...mostly about -line
I have four quick pronounciation questions, as the mysterious ending "line" has been puzzling me.
Please say this name aloud: (I don't want what you think it should be or what most people say. What do you immediately say?)
C) i-VAN-je-line (as in the word line)
B) a-DEL-ine (as in the word line)
Liza (this is just another puzzling one)
Bonus Question: would you say it differently for Emmaline or Emeline?
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September 3rd, 2012 03:45 PM #3
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September 3rd, 2012 04:02 PM #5
Evangeline = ee-van-juh-leen (this is the most common known in my area, and is how it is said in The Princess and the Frog)
Adeline = Add-i (like in ick) - line (as in the word line)
Liza = Lye (like the word lie) - zuh (like pizza)
Emmeline = Em-i (like in ick) - line (as in the word line)
Emeline would be the same.
Emmaline would be: Em-uh (like Emma) - line (as in the word line) basically Emma+line
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September 3rd, 2012 04:14 PM #7Senior Member
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September 3rd, 2012 04:35 PM #9Senior Member
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2. C - if you say "ad leen" you will naturally get the short "eh" sound in between words which is most correct.*
All of these -line names are technically correctly prn "leen" since they are of French origin and that's how they are said, however English speakers have changed them and now names like Caroline are correctly prn as "line" or "leen", I think Adeline is also considered an "either/or" name but I prefer the "leen" ending.
I would say Liza as "lie zah" but this name might be either/or, I'm not sure.
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