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Subject: Re: Pronounciation of the name Eva
Author: Elena   (Authenticated as Elena)
Date: August 10, 2006 at 7:59:50 PM
Reply to: Re: Pronounciation of the name Eva by Profe Esteban
It's funny we're discussing the way the 'e' is pronounced in Spanish because I ate at a Mexican restaurant earlier this evening. In the front of the menu, they listed all of the dishes with a pronunciation guide included. Without exception, all of the 'e's' were pronounced with a long 'a' sound which is quite different from the way I was taught in high school Spanish class. Being the name nerd that I am, I wanted to ask the waiter how he pronounced my name (Elena). Alas, I chickened out because he spoke little English and I was afraid I couldn't convey what I meant. It's been a long time since I studied high school Spanish. ;-)

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