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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
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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