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September 22nd, 2013 12:51 PM #1
How do you pronounce it?
In Spanish, I was taught that it was pronounced hah-vee-air but I've seen on here a few times that it's hah-vee-ay. Where does this pronunciation come from?
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September 22nd, 2013 03:24 PM #3
I've never heard it with a silent r. A good rule of thumb for Spanish is every letter is pronounced. Except h, which is always silent. hah-vee-er. The last sound is less air and more yer. I'm trying to think of an English word that rhymes with and can't. E sounds like eh in Spanish. Like the e in elbow. Hah-vee-air is how almost all English speakers I've known say it though, so that's perfectly acceptable. hah-vee-ay sounds more French to me.Cordelia Eilonwy Snow | Evadne Snow | Felicity Astra Wildrose | Gwenna Moon | Lorelei Ondine | Octavia Eowyn Sol
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September 22nd, 2013 03:30 PM #5Senior Member
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Personally, I would pronounce it "Have-ee-ay" but now I think back to learning Spanish in school, redwoodfey is right - in Spanish, almost every letter is pronounced. So, I would have to say it is pronounced properly as "Have-ee-air"[FONT=Book Antiqua][B]Mummy to two little princes born 16/1/14[/B] :D
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September 22nd, 2013 03:35 PM #7
I pronounce it hah-vee-air.
September 22nd, 2013 09:41 PM #9
I would pronounce it hah-vee-air. Hah-vee-ay would have never occurred to me.proud of our little Lorelei (may 2016)