|Subject:||Re: Sophia pronounced "so-FYE-a." Really?|
|Author:||Anneza (Authenticated as Anneza)|
|Date:||May 29, 2007 at 10:46:22 PM|
|Reply to:||Sophia pronounced "so-FYE-a." Really? by Kate|
I'm having lunch on Sunday with a 25-year-old Sophia who is and has always been so-FYE-a, to the extent that her childhood nickname was Fya, like fire without the r; pretty good as she's a redhead.
Here in South Africa we are very used to Afrikaans-speaking Sophias, or of course Sofias, sounding like so-FEE-a and English-speaking ones sounding like so-FYE-a. This could I suppose change as American TV becomes more ubiquitous ...
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