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    Quote Originally Posted by ikfly View Post
    I've looked at all of the Keziah variants and in the end Keziah is the one I most like.

    It's not about the pronunciation I want. It's the correct pronunciation. http://www.behindthename.com/name/keziah


    Thank you everyone for your thoughts!
    Technically, wouldn't the correct pronunciation, if there's only one right answer, be the Hebrew? That site even specifies that the Hebrew has an "ee" sound. I'm not sure how to evaluate the correct English pronunciation beyond noting what's in use, which is a few different forms? Wasn't trying to be rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripedsocks View Post
    Technically, wouldn't the correct pronunciation, if there's only one right answer, be the Hebrew? That site even specifies that the Hebrew has an "ee" sound. I'm not sure how to evaluate the correct English pronunciation beyond noting what's in use, which is a few different forms? Wasn't trying to be rude.
    Could you link me to where that is?

    I wasn't saying you were rude. Sorry if I seemed like I was.
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    קְצִיעָה <--if this even formats right. Anyway, the little dot under the second-from-the-right letter is the "ee" sound vowel. I can see it on my screen, let me know if it comes out blank on yours. http://www.kveller.com/jewish_names/display.php?n=Ketziya&k=994 its written bigger here so you don't mess up your eyes trying to find the vowels

    "From the Hebrew name קְצִיעָה (Qetzi'ah)" - i in Hebrew is often, confusingly, used to transliterate an EE sound. Like in Liora - lee-or-a. Or Tzvi. Looking at it again, that's a bit unfair to non-Hebrew speakers, I think. I didn't think about it.

    I think you might be right about the traditional English pronunciation. I'm a bit crap on the correct English pronunciation of more obscure Biblical names and the people I know who use them tend to use Hebrew-ified pronunciations 'cause they're Orthodox Jews or Israelis. Like I only recently found out that in English Naphtali ends with a hard I sound! I was shocked. *blush* I'm dumb sometimes. Sorry for any confusion.

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    I should add I don't think there's ANYTHING wrong with using an English pronunciation and I wasn't trying to be a snot. I'm quite fond of a number of English versions of Biblical names, especially 'cause I love me some J names. And I like learning about English forms if I didn't know them. I've learned a good bit from Nameberry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripedsocks View Post
    קְצִיעָה <--if this even formats right. Anyway, the little dot under the second-from-the-right letter is the "ee" sound vowel. I can see it on my screen, let me know if it comes out blank on yours. http://www.kveller.com/jewish_names/display.php?n=Ketziya&k=994 its written bigger here so you don't mess up your eyes trying to find the vowels

    "From the Hebrew name קְצִיעָה (Qetzi'ah)" - i in Hebrew is often, confusingly, used to transliterate an EE sound. Like in Liora - lee-or-a. Or Tzvi. Looking at it again, that's a bit unfair to non-Hebrew speakers, I think. I didn't think about it.

    I think you might be right about the traditional English pronunciation. I'm a bit crap on the correct English pronunciation of more obscure Biblical names and the people I know who use them tend to use Hebrew-ified pronunciations 'cause they're Orthodox Jews or Israelis. Like I only recently found out that in English Naphtali ends with a hard I sound! I was shocked. *blush* I'm dumb sometimes. Sorry for any confusion.

    Thank you for this stripedsocks!
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