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Subject: Re: Question about Lucia
Author: Chrisell   (Authenticated as Chrisell)
Date: October 31, 2006 at 6:13:19 PM
Reply to: Question about Lucia by LadyBug
"loo-ch-eye-nuh" doesn't work for Lucia - are you sure it wasn't Lucina?

In Tuscan Italian (which is the 'official' Italian dialect and the one that gets taught as Italian overseas), Lucia is loo-CHEE-uh and Lucina would be loo-CHEE-nuh. It's possible, as CN suggested, that loo-CHIE-nuh is an Anglicisation of loo-CHEE-nuh (Lucina). There's never an 'n' in Lucia however.


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