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Subject: Re: Lalita - pronunciation
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest, 69.3.76.135)
Date: April 6, 2009 at 7:10:16 PM
Reply to: Lalita - pronunciation by Lily8
Depends on the Indian language. The consonants are dental (l as in English words, the t as in French words), and the last -a is long open as in English car, though it will be short in some languages. The -i- is short (as in English hit). The first -a- varies from being a schwa (as the beginning sound in English about) to a rounded -o- (as in English go) depending on the language. Most of these languages do not have a marked stress pattern, so speaking the three syllables equally is the best bet.

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