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September 21st, 2013 05:07 PM #1Senior Member
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Pronouncing Vasilissa the Beautiful
Or Vasilisa.. I read shr is a rare name but common in old tales. What do you think of her?
September 21st, 2013 05:20 PM #3
vah-see-lease-uh, I think (vah-see + lisa). You can find the pronunciation on Forvo. Search Василиса (it's the Russian spelling).
It's gorgeous but it'd be mispronounced all the time.Current favorites:
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September 21st, 2013 05:30 PM #5
I'm more familiar with the spelling as Basilissa or Basilla. She was a saint born into a Roman noble family in the 3rd century. She was beheaded because she was a Christian convert and refused to marry a pagan nobleman. I would pronounce it the same way as casilda has stated in the previous post but with a "bah" in front of it.All the best,
September 21st, 2013 05:36 PM #7
I pr. The same way as @casilda pronounced it. I think it's a gorgeous name.my name is very similar (Vassiliki).I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.~ Christopher Poindexter.
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