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Subject: Re: Aya - Hebrew? and Asa.
Author: Just Jonquil   (Authenticated as Just Jonquil)
Date: September 3, 2009 at 1:52:58 AM
Reply to: Aya - Hebrew? and Asa. by VickyBliss
I've only ever heard of one real life Asa, the British historian Lord Briggs - it's pronounced ay-zuh.
However, in the Biblical Hebrew it would be ah-sah although I'm not sure which vowel sound is stressed.

"The practice of romantic names has become a very general evil ... many unfortunate beauties, of the names of Clarissa and Eloisa, might have escaped under the less dangerous ... Elizabeth or Deborah" - Isaac D’Israeli

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