Before a post of a English speaker in this forum, I noted the diphthongue in Spanish as NEE EH-behs (there aren't two syllables, only one). But
Lumia (Authenticated as Lumia, 126.96.36.199)
Date: November 27, 2006 at 2:10:05 PM
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In (Castilian or American) Spanish the I and the A in Luciana
are in one syllable: loo- THEE AH-nah / loo-SEE AH-nah (I don't know how to represent the diphtongue).
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Author: Array (Authenticated as WeloveyouJesseLacey, 188.8.131.52)
Date: November 27, 2006 at 2:31:38 PM
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Perhaps like loo-SYA-nah / loo-THYA-nah?
Then, I interpret that to an English speaker the Y represents the semiconsonant.
All would be more easy and correct using the IPA.