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  1. #6
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    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!
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    Thay-lee-a is how I say it, and imo the prettiest sound. I've always been confused why Thalia gets the silent H treatment when so many other Th names make the Th sound. Theodore, Thaddaeus, Thisbe, Thora, etc. I really like Th names. Is the H in Th silent in other English speaking countries?
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  3. #10
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    I have no Greek qualifications but I'd pronounce Thalia either TAHL-ya, THAL-ya, or Tha-LEE-ya

    depends upon my mood I guess?

  4. #12
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    I pronounce it TAHL-yah.
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  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwoodfey View Post
    Thay-lee-a is how I say it, and imo the prettiest sound. I've always been confused why Thalia gets the silent H treatment when so many other Th names make the Th sound. Theodore, Thaddaeus, Thisbe, Thora, etc. I really like Th names. Is the H in Th silent in other English speaking countries?
    TH in Greek makes the TH sound. Like in 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. :P
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