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[Facts] English Pronunciations of Oriane & Orianne
Are they the same? Where are the stresses? Which one do you prefer? Thanks.

This message was edited by the author 8/21/2020, 3:21 AM

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Hi !!!I pronounce them aw-RYAN (not the 'ryan' of Ryan but 'ryan' like ree-an).I prefer Oriane because it seems more elegant and similar to the Italian Oriana.
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These two names are the same, but Orianne must be pronnounced with an ulterior N. Personally, I prefer Orianne to Oriane.
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Thanks, and could you please tell me where the stress falls?
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These are not common names and I've never met any, so I will tell you what I would assume by looking at them. Orianne = I would feel confident in guessing "or-ee-ANN." Names ending with "-anne" generally have the stress on the last syllable, e.g. Joanne, Leanne, Marianne. Oriane = I would feel unsure. "-ane" is not a common suffix for English names. My first try would be "or-ee-ONN," speculating that the name was spelled this way because it did NOT end with the typical "Ann" sound. But I would not be astounded if it was OR-ee-ann, OR-ee-onn, or even or-ee-ANN or or-ee-ONNA.
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Thanks. They are French forms of Oriana. I found most French names that end with -ane and -anne (especially) are also used in English areas. As you said, most that end with -anne will be pronounced as -ANN, and those end with -ane will vary. So I am curious how about these two. I feel OR-ee-ann and ow-REE-ann also work and I am not into the -ANN sound, which is why I would like to see opinions of people. XD

This message was edited by the author 8/27/2020, 4:08 PM

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