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Subject: Re: Naomi
Author: Sieglinde   (Authenticated as bschoer10)
Date: August 23, 2006 at 3:33:32 PM
Reply to: Naomi by Siri
As an Australian, I'm accustomed to pronouncing it na-YOE-mee. Pretty much everyone else I know pronounces it that way.

But in Japanese, there is an even amount of stress on all syllables. There is no exaggerated amounts of stress on all of the syllables, resulting in na-yo-mi. There is no 'YOE' sound at all.

If this doesn't make any sense, I explained it here:

Hope this helps!

"A woman is like a tea bag... you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water" - Eleanor Roosevelt

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