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  1. #1
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    How would you pronounce the name Iva?

    If you saw the name Iva, what would be your first instinct on how to pronounce it?

    More like "eye-vuh" or "ee-vuh"?

    I'm trying to get eye-vuh out of it, so is there any other way to spell the name to accomplish that?
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    I'd pronounce Iva as eye-vuh (or eye-vah). The letter I, followed by "va", how else would you say it? "ee-vuh" or "ee-vah" would be Eva, so I definitely wouldn't say them the same way.
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    Iva is South Slavic form of Ivana, which is form of Jane. It's pronounced EE-vah and Ivana is pronounced EE-vah-nah.

    Eva is name of Latin origin and whole world pronounce Eva Eh-vah or Ay-vah. Only Englishman and French people pronounce it EE-vah, because they pronounce almost every other foreign name wrong.
    Last edited by sorceress; January 1st, 2014 at 04:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorceress View Post
    Iva is South Slavic form of Ivana, which is form of Jane. It's pronounced EE-vah and Ivana is pronounced EE-vah-nah.

    Eva is name of Latin origin and whole world pronounce Eva Eh-vah or Ay-vah. Only Englishman and French people pronounce it EE-vah, because they pronounce almost every other foreign name wrong.
    That's a wee bit judgemental - I know hispanic/latino families who pronounce it as EE-vah. Technically though, (Considering you want to be technical) Aoife would be AY-fah/EE-fah Eva is EE-vah. Please, do not tell me that my way of pronouncing 'almost every other foreign name' is wrong, that's rude and uncalled for. Perhaps, you're misinterpreting.
    Last edited by lawsonhaley; January 1st, 2014 at 04:44 AM.
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    Sorry, but name Eva is of Latin origin and I take classes in Latin. It's pronounced Eh-vah. Iva is EE-vah.


    OK, maybe I was rude. Sorry for arguing, pacifica, didn't want to ruin a topic.
    Last edited by sorceress; January 1st, 2014 at 04:53 AM.

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