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Thread: Pronunciation of Demi?
July 11th, 2013 12:04 AM #1
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July 11th, 2013 01:21 AM #5
Well, the French word "demi" (meaning "half") is pronounced duh-MEE or deh-MEE. I'm not fluent in French but I've taken it for years at school. As a name though, I tend to pronounce it DEM-ee like Lovato. My sister was obsessed with her for awhile... I think you could use whichever pronunciation you preferred.~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
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July 11th, 2013 01:27 AM #7
I know two teenage girls with the name, both pronounce it DEM-ee, as in Lovato.
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July 11th, 2013 01:28 AM #9Member
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I guess technically if you're attempting to shorten Demetria (Duh-MEE-tree-uh), it would be pronounced Duh-MEE. This sounds awkward and clunky, at least to me, which probably led to the stress on the first syllable with DEH-mee. While this isn't the greatest example, it's sort of like if you were going to shorten Josiah (Jo-SI-uh), you would probably gravitate toward JO-see rather than Jo-SI. I'd go with the DEH-mee pronounciation.