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Subject: Re: Correct pronunication of Asha
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest, 66.167.130.25)
Date: April 2, 2007 at 5:46:45 PM
Reply to: Correct pronunication of Asha by Eliora
You should always specify culture/gender when asking questions like this: there are multiple names which are spelt Asha. The Indian female name, from Sanskrit A (till,from,totally) + shaMs (praise, tell, ask, declare, hurt, etc; etymologically related to Latin carmen) meaning hope or excite, is pronounced bisyllabic with a long A (like in English car) with a sibilant sh (like in English sure) in the middle: A sh A. The original stress on the last syllable is not heard in modern speech, and the length of A (though not its open character) has reduced in some places. In some rare dialects, the sh can alternate with s.

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