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September 22nd, 2013 01:51 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 04:24 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.Artemis Willow ☀ Cordelia Avalon ☀ Isabeau Forest ☀ Isadora Nightingale ☀ Lorelei Ondine ☀ Lyra Snow ☀ Pandora Everild ☀ Tabitha Eilonwy ☀ Thisbe Wildrose ☀ Thora Silmarien
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September 22nd, 2013 04:30 PM #5
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"Expecting two little boys in January 2014!
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September 22nd, 2013 04:35 PM #7
I pronounce it hah-vee-air.I like distinct, memorable, exotic and preferably non-popular names. The kids with unique names wore them so well when I was younger and never got lost in the crowd.
September 22nd, 2013 10:41 PM #9
I would pronounce it hah-vee-air. Hah-vee-ay would have never occurred to me.Aurora - Aurelia - Elva - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Wisteria
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