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Thread: VIOLA Pronunciation
April 20th, 2014 08:47 PM #1
I've looked at many different sites and people pronounce it differently everywhere.
It's either Vee-O-la / VEE-o-la / VYE-o-la or Vye-O-la.
So how do YOU pronounce Viola?
Which pronunciation is the prettiest to you?
If you don't mind adding - where are you from?
And what do you think about the name?
(My preferred pronunciation would be Vee-O-la)Rose Lavinia Charlotte & Edmund Nicanor Hugo
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April 20th, 2014 08:52 PM #3
I pronounce it vee-OH-la, too. I guess that's the prettiest way to say it. I'm from the southwestern US. The name is nice, although it's a little too operatic for my tastes.
April 20th, 2014 11:07 PM #5
I know someone with this name, it's pronounced VYE-o-la, or I think actually they might not say the o part very strongly so it's more like VYE-la. Basically it's Violet with the -et chopped off and an -a added on. This is also my favorite way to pronounce it. I don't really like the vee-O-la pronunciation. Like the instrument. I don't know anyone else with this name so I wouldn't say there is any common way of saying it in my area. I live in the midwest US.
April 20th, 2014 11:19 PM #7Senior Member
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In Russia it's pronounced Vee-OH-lah, so this is how I'm used to pronouncing it. I like Viy-OH-lah better, though.polina ∙ 19 ∙ art history major ∙ web developer
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April 20th, 2014 11:43 PM #9
I pronounce it vye-oh-la. This is the most natural pronunciation for me and also me favorite. I grew up in southern Germany but currently live in Washington DC.Little Lorelei - May 2016Endora - Merida - Viola - Zelda
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