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  1. #6
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    The authentic Italian pronunciation is ko-SEE-muh. In English most people say KAH-zi-ma. It's related to the words for universe like cosmos, cosmology etc so the vowels are similar.
    Blade, MD

    XY: Antoine Raphael
    XX: Cassia Viviane Noor

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    كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Maysan _ Farah / Altair _ Fahd _ Faraj _ Khalil _ Tariq

  2. #8
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    blade, I have an Italian name dictionary that says Cosima is stressed on the first syllable.

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    I speak Italian, it's pronounced KAW-zee-ma.
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    Ok, cool. That's my preferred pronunciation. But I have met Italian and Latin women who stress the second syllable?
    Blade, MD

    XY: Antoine Raphael
    XX: Cassia Viviane Noor

    Aurea * Emmanuelle * Endellion * Fleur * Jacinda * Lysandra * Melisande * Myrrine * Rosamond * Seraphine * Sylvana * Thea * Verity / Blaise * Cyprian * Evander * Jules * Laurence * Lionel * Malcolm * Marius * Quentin * Rainier

    كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Maysan _ Farah / Altair _ Fahd _ Faraj _ Khalil _ Tariq

  5. #14
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    How interesting. I've always heard it pronounced with the zee/see sound in the middle stressed, and I much prefer it that way. Now I'm sitting in my living room saying the name over and over and the whole name sounds weird from oversaying it.
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