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Thread: First Impression of Alyona?
September 13th, 2013 11:22 AM #6Senior Member
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Hmm I tried finding a audio but they all say both Uh-lee-oh-nah & uh-low-nuh (mainly the second pn) is that wrong? & sure id live to hear some of the tales! I feel like most Russian names would need correction if used here.
September 13th, 2013 11:45 AM #8
Alyona is a Russian diminuitive of Yelena so it's basically a nickname. I prefer the similar Hungarian name of Ilona to Alyona probably due to my unnatural aversion to y's in names . I do think that Russians have some of the most creative nicknames in the world. One of my faves is Alyosha which is short for the boys name Aleksei/Aleksey/Alexei.All the best,
September 13th, 2013 12:07 PM #10
I, too, know an Alyona in real life (or my parents do, anyway) so I know it's pronounced something like ahl-YOH-nuh. I think it's pretty but maybe dated? Based on the age of my parents' friend, anyway.Gwen
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September 13th, 2013 12:52 PM #12
I say 'al-ee-OH-na'. Spelt Aliona, it's the name of one of the dancers on Strictly Come Dancing.
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September 13th, 2013 03:09 PM #14
I quite like Alyona, although as others have noted, it will have pronunciation issues. I say Al-yo-nah, three syllables, which is the Russian way to say it.
here. It is pronounced like "yo", but the dots are almost always left off in print, unless it's a text for those learning Russian. That's why her name is written as Alena and pronounced Alyona. It's also the reason why Mikhail Gorbachev's name is pronounced Gor-bah-chyov (not Gor-bah-chev). This is one of the many reasons Russian is difficult to learn!Miriam ~ Helena ~ Estella ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Veronica ~ Sarah ~ EstherPaul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel
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