Comments for the name Soledad

Comments for SOLEDAD:

If it's Spanish it's likely pronounced Sol-u-dath, like ciudad (city) is pronounced see-oo-dath. Also possible are sol-oo-dath and thol-oo-dath - the Spanish 'lithp' (lisp) being evident there in both words.
-- RubyTuesday  3/3/2005
I agree with the first person, although that pronunciation would likely be only in Southern Spain.
-- arrowhead909  3/28/2007
The lisp occurs in European Spanish. I've been learning American Spanish for years, and have traveled in Guatemala and Costa Rica, and have not heard the lisp. Perhaps you learned it so that your education would be "well rounded" or perhaps your teacher was simply from Spain?
-- earthnut  6/30/2007
There's no "lisp", as if it was a pronunciation mistake or something. Th is the natural sound of z, c, in Spanish.
-- Anonymous User  9/29/2007
As a Spanish speaker in the Southwest U.S., the pronunciation given (so-le-DHAHD) is how I pronounce it and how I've heard it pronounced in Spanish.
-- DanielAndres  2/5/2007
I thought Spanish 'd's were always pronounced like 'th' between two vowels? I think that's what I learned in Spanish class, and we were learning American rather than European Spanish. I also remember something about the d at the end, but I cannot be sure.
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2007
As far as I know, the Spanish "lisp" is with cetain combinations of "c" and "z" (like "ci", "za", etc.), not with the "d". Granted, I could be wrong.

If so, the lisp would not mess with the pronunciation of this name.
-- Anonymous User  6/25/2007
In European Spanish c, z plus e, i, sound like th. S always sounds like s so there's no way Soledad would be pronounced 'tho-leh-dath". The d at the end of a word always sounds like d, the th sound at this position is vulgar.
-- maria_martillo  9/29/2007
I agree, the S in Soledad is not pronounced like ce/ci in European Spanish (I'm not sure about American Spanish).
-- rachypiesheepbaa  1/25/2009
This is my mom's name (she's Mexican) and it's pronounced like it's spelled. Like so-leh-dad.
-- michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012

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