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March 4th, 2014 06:13 PM #21
It's just the way I want to pronounce it because I like it along with the spelling. I'm not trying to start a fight here, and I appreciate your input, but you do not seem to understand where I'm coming from.
I am not Welsh, so therefore I do not need to pronounce Carys/Cerys that way. And even if I wish, I could still use whichever pronunciation I want.
I do familiarize myself with names before I decide to discuss them.
March 4th, 2014 06:20 PM #23
Yes, you've already explained how the American (think Chicago-area) propensity for long vowel sounds is an unacceptable affront to the Welsh language. (at least, that's what I gather from the "it's not an accent thing" comment) Kah-riss would sound like a midwestener was attempting to sound British. We pronounce things differently. With no intent of disrespect.
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March 4th, 2014 06:34 PM #25
Exactly. Over in America, we tend to "American-ize" names. It is not disrespectful nor lazy.
It's just conforming it to our culture.
I guarantee you that even if I encouraged the KAH-riss pronunciation, nobody would use it.
March 4th, 2014 06:50 PM #27
How would they/you pronounce words like cavalry and cascade or the name Callum, out of interest?
Last edited by renrose; March 4th, 2014 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Added Callum.~Boys~
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March 4th, 2014 06:56 PM #29Senior Member
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I know a girl who spells it Carys. Out of your options, that's the one I think is easiest to read but also cute.Henry / Jude / Malachi / Ezra /
Aaron / Micah / Carson / Isaac
Hallie / Remy / Phoebe / Charlotte
Lily / Nora / Isabella / Rylie