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Subject: Re: How do YOU pronounce.....
Author: Bear   (guest,
Date: October 24, 2005 at 5:27:52 PM
Reply to: How do YOU pronounce..... by LeahFaith35
I agree. "eh-LAY-na"

I suppose a purist would say, "eh-LEH-na," but the difference is so slight I hardly hear it when spoken at normal speed.

The name has many spellings, depending on the ethnicity. Ex: Elena in Spanish, Yelena in Russian. It's originally Greek. I couldn't begin to know how it was originally spelled. btN is pretty good about giving origins. Just click on the name and you'll see.

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