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    Rosaline Pronuncaiton?

    So I'm writing a story where the main character's name is Rosaline. I have been pronouncing it Ros-uh-line (rhyming with Madeline)

    However, I discovered that it's most often said as Rosa-leen or Rosa-lynn.

    Since this is fictional/fantasy story, I could spell it differently but I have no idea how to get the "line" sound without spelling it "line"

    She does get called Rose for short so maybe this doesn't matter....

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    Noticed that pronunciation is spelled wrong in the title, sorry about that!
    Last edited by catloverd; March 13th, 2013 at 10:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catloverd View Post
    So I'm writing a story where the main character's name is Rosaline. I have been pronouncing it Ros-uh-line (rhyming with Madeline)

    However, I discovered that it's most often said as Rosa-leen or Rosa-lynn.
    Nope. You're saying it right Rosaline said the traditional/Shakespearean way is 'roz-a-line'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    Nope. You're saying it right Rosaline said the traditional/Shakespearean way is 'roz-a-line'.
    That's what I thought, but on other forums I see people saying it's "rosa-leen" so I'm just worried it's not the common or how the majority would pronounce it.

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    Ross-a-lynn is what I think when I see that spelling, but I think Rosealine might give you the pronunciation you want. I know that it isn't the traditional spelling though. Good luck with your book.

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    I would say rose-a-LEEN or rose-a-LINE depending on whether the person is a francophone or an anglophone, respectively.
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