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Thread: How would you pronounce Thalia?
October 19th, 2013 10:36 PM #6
I would generally go for THAH-lee-ah but I think I'm probably wrong
It's a pity as I love the th- sound at the start!I'm 19 with a furbaby named Frederick
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October 19th, 2013 11:41 PM #10Senior Member
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October 19th, 2013 11:49 PM #12
I pronounce it TAHL-yah."Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that child, the world will change." -- unknown
October 20th, 2013 12:27 AM #14
Thisbe, Thalassa, Thanatos, Thrasos, etc.
To break down why it's thay-lee-a and not tahl-yah:
It's written like this -- theta alpha lambda epsilon iota alpha. Those sound like this -- th a l ee ah . The alpha like most vowels, is pronounced differently depending on what's around it. So the name is correctly said thay-lee-ah and it's also correct to say thah-lee-ah (though all my Greek people say it thay). Either way, it has to have the TH sound to be correct because of the theta.
I know the rest of you didn't ask, but Fey asked about the TH so I felt the need to go into details. :PMother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
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