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[Opinions] Is yaz-meen an acceptable pronunciation of Yasmine?
For the name Yasmine, the only given pronunciation is YAZ-min in English. In an Anglophone country, would yaz-MEEN be an acceptable pronunciation? Or would the bearer always be called YAZ-min (like Jasmine but with a Y)?I ask because I much prefer the way Yasmine looks to both Yasmin and Yasmeen.***Please rate my personal name lists:www.behindthename.com/pnl/69381
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For me names are personal nouns and are pronounced as the owner indicates. Yet - there is variance - and this variance, at least to me, brings diffuse elements of personalization. I mentioned recently that a lady pronounces my name as Bawbuwa: this is how her diction of the "b" & "r" combination naturally phonates. Honestly - I find this adorable. Others naturally pronounce my name differently - and still, without mispronunciation - or at least I wouldn't believe that anyone is trying to muff it. When the letter "I" functions as a schwa, or a letter "e" suffix is silent, but supposedly affects the vowel which precedes it - I would rarely be fully aware that such were so unless / until given an auditory example to imitate. I would hesitantly pronounce "Jasmin" with a traditional J (not "y" as though a consonant) sonority, and "Yazmin" with 'Y' as though a traditional consonant, but honestly, I would be hesitant before trying to pronounce a person with such a spelling, as I simply would not want to mispronounce a (the) person's name.

This message was edited by the author 8/26/2018, 1:14 PM

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I automatically pronounce it yaz-MEEN. It's definitely acceptable and I think you'd find many people who'd pronounce the name the way you prefer. BTW, I prefer the Yasmine spelling as well.
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I think yaz-meen might work better if you're of Middle Eastern background. If you're not, it might be better to just use yaz-min.
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I say YAZmeen; maybe more like YAHZmeen.ETA try to find people where you live whose ethnic etc origins mean they are familiar with the name IRL, and ask them.

This message was edited by the author 8/25/2018, 1:22 AM

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I would immeadiately pronounce it yaz-MEENHusband pronounced it the same.
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YAZ-min is the only pronunciation given for Yasmin on BtN, too, but I've always pronounced that like Yasmeen.You could pronounce Yasmine the same without it being weird, since the e is silent either way, and jess-uh-meen is an acceptable pronunciation for Jessamine.
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I don't even like the name Yasmine. Jasmine is way better.
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