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Subject: Maria Pronunciation
Author: LMS   (Authenticated as LMS)
Date: January 10, 2009 at 10:29:08 PM
In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice there is a female character named Maria. In film versions of the movie, they pronounce this characters name as one would pronounce Mariah. Is that a common pronunciation of Maria in the Regency Era? What about in other time periods? Can Maria still be pronounced Mariah today or has it gone to the wayside?


This message was edited by the author on January 10, 2009 at 10:29:37 PM

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