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Thread: Iantha, Iolanda

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    Iantha, Iolanda

    Have an opinion on how these are said?

    Iantha:
    1) eye-anth-ah with a long I as in Ivy
    or
    2) ee-anth-ah with I saying eee as in Ian

    Iolantha:
    1) Eye-oh-lanth-a
    2) Ee-oh-lanth-a
    3) Yo-lanth-a


    I have similar confusion about Ianthe and Iolanthe, but can't really use a name that ends in an -ee sound because our surname does. If I was confident an -ee ending would work I would lock in Ivy.

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    I think originally they are pronounced Yan-tha and Yo-lanth-a.

    You can always pronounce Ianthe Yan-theh without the ee.
    Last edited by opheliaflora; October 1st, 2013 at 06:21 AM.


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    Inatha is eye-AN-thuh

    Iolanda is yo-LAND-uh (long o as in doe)
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    I want an eye sound but I don't want to make it up or wreck the name. Runner up would be ee sound. I think yo-sound is pretty but not great for what I was trying to justify an I name for.

    If the surname would cooperate, I really adore Ione, but it doesn't work.

    Ottilie, please tell me you're sitting on a secret treasure trove of obscure I-names filled with myth and magic? Yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripedsocks View Post
    I want an eye sound but I don't want to make it up or wreck the name. Runner up would be ee sound. I think yo-sound is pretty but not great for what I was trying to justify an I name for.

    If the surname would cooperate, I really adore Ione, but it doesn't work.

    Ottilie, please tell me you're sitting on a secret treasure trove of obscure I-names filled with myth and magic? Yes?
    How about Iona?
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