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August 3rd, 2013 04:05 AM #11Senior Member
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Introducing yourself as Care-a will make people say your name that way before they read your name. I am Australian and I know I would say your name wrong, but that's just how it is over here. By introducing yourself with your name how it is pronounced will ultimately make others say it that way too. Also saying "Kara, like Sarah" would work.• teenberry • Australia •
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August 3rd, 2013 05:15 AM #13Member
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Karas or their friends/relations.
They aren't saying it wrong though, there is an established pronunciation for 'Kara' it isn't an 'accent' thing, I'd go gently, it's like telling people they're pronouncing 'John' incorrectly...
The explanation 'like Sarah' may help (we do also have Sara out here, but that rhymes with our Kara)
August 3rd, 2013 06:01 AM #15
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August 3rd, 2013 06:28 AM #17Senior Member
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Aussie here too if you are introducing yourself and say care-ah I'd remember your name as care-ah but if I saw it written I'd think it was CaR-ah, a friend of mine has the opposite problem to you, she's moved to the US and her name is Tara, everyone keeps pronouncing it like terr-a according to her lol
care-ah sounds like Keira to me so maybe that would be a way explain it to people
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August 3rd, 2013 08:59 AM #19
I know 3 Kara/Cara's and they all pronouce their name Car-uh. If you correct people when they meet you it should be okay but remember professors have lots of students so it's unlikely they will remeber the correct pronuciation. Also if you go to the doctors or something they most likely won't pronouce it the way you want.The 3 Princesses in my life...