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Subject: Re: Pronunciation of Llewella
Author: Rob Allen   (guest, 65.219.169.19)
Date: September 29, 2004 at 2:23:12 PM
Reply to: Re: Pronunciation of Llewella by Andria
Not sure about the Arabic 'kh', but it seems likely to be similar.

Actually, my understanding was that the double-L in Welsh was pronounced like 'chl', with the 'ch' being the sound from 'loch'. Supposedly, mis-hearing of this pronunciation is what created the name 'Floyd' from the original 'Lloyd'.

To answer the original question, I think most English-speaking people would say 'loo-ella', but a Welsh person might say 'chloo-echla'.

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