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June 10th, 2013 05:02 PM #41
June 10th, 2013 05:09 PM #43
A-ra-bell-ah. It's sort-of breathy.
And yes, I also say Clah-ra.My furry darlings ~ Bodie the border terrier & Portia and Penny the guinea pigs
Amabel ~ Beryl ~ Bryony ~ Cecily ~ Charis ~ Clara ~ Dinah ~ Flora ~ Georgiana ~ Ophelia ~ Rosamund ~ Sylvie ~ Tabitha ~ Tamsin ~ Violet
Arthur ~ Barnaby ~ Basil ~ Bertie ~ Darcy ~ Elliot ~ Felix ~ Fraser ~ Frederick ~ Henry ~ Monty ~ Rowan ~ Rupert ~ Theodore ~ Tristan
June 10th, 2013 05:36 PM #45
BEL-uh gal, and I prefer CLAR-uh. I predict CLAIR-uh is all we'd ever hear in the US, though. This is why I won't ever be using Clara...or, as it turns out, Arabella. I had no idea so many people pronounced the first syllable like "air." My favorite thing about Arabella has always been the Ara part.----
Mom to N
Malcolm, Tristan, Aaron, Garrett, Vincent
Iris, Bridget, Bonnie, Averill, Petra
June 10th, 2013 09:15 PM #47Senior Member
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June 10th, 2013 09:31 PM #49
I was thinking about Arabella yesterday and I realised that part of the reason I say 'ara' with a short 'a' (other than the fact that everyone else here does) is because of the word Arab. That starts with exactly the same 'ara' sound that Arabella does and you can't say Arab as 'ahr-ab' or 'air-ab'.~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.