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    Javier?

    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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    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.
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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"
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    I pronounce it hah-vee-air.

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    I would pronounce it hah-vee-air. Hah-vee-ay would have never occurred to me.
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