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Subject: Re: Correct pronunciation of Layla
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: May 31, 2010 at 11:23:04 AM
Reply to: Re: Correct pronunciation of Layla by cute_boy85@hotmail.fr
You are mixing spelling of the name (transcription or transliteration) with figurated pronunciation. When transcripted to Western languages, the Arabic name is usually transcripted as Layla or Laila pronounced ['lajla] (for your information, that is IPA, which is the only scientific way to represent pronunciations); the pronunciation ['lajla], when intended to be read in English is commonly represented LY-la or LY-lah. The Persian form is usually transcripted Leyla or Leila, pronounced ['lejla], commonly represented in English figurated pronunciation as LY-la or LY-lah.



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