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  • VAIR-ah

    19 24.68%
  • VEER-ah

    57 74.03%
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    1 1.30%
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  1. #16
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    As I'm not a native, I have a hard time trying to understand how "VAIR-ah" and "Veer-ah" are actually read, but I think the way we read it here in my country is VAIR-ah - http://pt.forvo.com/word/vera/#pt (the one by Dalivedo). It's so much beautiful than "veer-ah"!

    (plus, in Portuguese and in Spanish, spring is primavera - literally, "cousin vera". Everyone wants to have a cousin named Vera so that they can say "Prima Vera is coming". Lovely! )

  2. #18
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    I can see it going both ways and voted Vair-uh until I realized that I probably say it more like Veer-uh because of Vera Wang. However, my first instinct would definitely be Vair-uh based on the spelling. Veera = Veer-uh imo.

    BUT I'm going to guess most people would say it Veer-uh because of Vera Wang.

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  3. #20
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    I would default to VEE-rah unless I knew the person was Spanish or Russian or something. So if I saw the name Vera Garcia I would say VAIR-ah, but if it's Vera Jones, I'd assume VEE-rah, if that makes sense.
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