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Thread: Eh-lay-na vs Elle-en-nah
May 14th, 2013 06:35 PM #1
Eh-lay-na vs Elle-en-nah
Which pronunciation to you prefer and why?
In my mind, Elena should be Elle-en-nah, and Alena/Elaina/Alaina is Eh-lay-na. I have Elena on a list for a daughter, but I noticed I flip-flop between both pronunciations. Elle-en-nah seems to be more affectionate and endearing, and Eh-lay-na more day-to-day.
What are your thoughts?Laurel - 2O - Aries - Slytherin - University of Toronto
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May 14th, 2013 06:37 PM #3
With my accent I have trouble saying elle-en-nah it seems really forced. I'm much more into A-Lay-Nah or E-lay-nah.Theodore Arthur
May 14th, 2013 06:39 PM #5
Maybe because I also speak Spanish, I cannot get behind saying Elena as Eh-lay-nah. It's just wrong to my ear. Eh-le-nah is how I say it.My darling little Bean is a G I R L!
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May 14th, 2013 06:41 PM #7Senior Member
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