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  1. #46
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    Jul 2012
    When I see it, I usually think, "air-uh-bel-uh" but "ah-ruh-bel-a" also works. I think both versions are acceptable (along with variations in which different syllables are accentuated).

  2. #48
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    Jul 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    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'.
    This is obviously a regional thing, because I have never heard Arab pronounced as anything other than "air-ab."
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  3. #50
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    Mar 2013
    I've always pronounced it Arra-Bella.

  4. #52
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    Jan 2013
    I didn't know there were different pronunciations! I think it depends on where you're from. Most pronunciations are intuative. I say Ar-uh-bell-ah and I think everyone I know would say the same!
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