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January 23rd, 2013 11:11 AM #26Senior Member
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THAY" is incorrect, if we're talking about the Greek name. It's definitely either an "ah" sound if you're pronouncing it with the emphasis on the first syllable, or just "TUH" if you're pronouncing it in a more Spanish way, with the emphasis on the second syllable. For the record, I was a Classics minor, and all the professors pronounced it THAWL-ya.
ETA: transliterated from Greek, it's literally, thuh-LEE-uh.
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January 23rd, 2013 11:18 AM #28
At first I believed Aurelia was pronounced "Au-rell-ia" but then I learned it's really "Au-reel-ia". But I've come to like the real pronunciation.Happy Holidays! With lots of hot cocoa and smiles,
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For the enchanting little witch: Euphemia & Ottoline
For the charming young wizard: Cosmo & Lucian
January 23rd, 2013 11:43 AM #30
@cosmonaut- Thank you for the info. I should start a thread called "Names you love only to find out you're pronouncing it wrong....twice."
January 23rd, 2013 12:43 PM #32
Yeah, Cassia is one of them. :P
Elena I thought was Elle-en-uh, then I watched TVD and found out it was Ah-lay-na, but apparently my former thought is also correct, so yays.
Aurelia I thought was "Aw-rah-lee-ah" apparently it's "aw-REEL-yah" Ick.
The G in Gemma I thought was pronounced like G-um.
Nathalie I thought was "Na-THA-lee"
There have been so many! Lol.Laurel - 2O - Aries - Slytherin - University of Toronto
Newest thoughts for little ones: Angelo - Caspian - Eden | Isabela - Brisa - Gisele
January 23rd, 2013 12:47 PM #34