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[Opinions] Where are you from and how do you pronounce Selene? (nt)
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South of Germany, intuitive as seh-LENN or like Celine-seh-LEEN.
Never heard it pronounced as seh-LEH-nee.
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rhyming with "serene" North of England"seh-leen"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti0DRCpsiAQ
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I am from British Columbia Selene is SEH-leen. I know it can be pronounced with an ee sound at the end, but I have never actually heard anyone say it that way. It's the same name as Celine here.
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Same, I never realised there was another pronunciation until this post lmao
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New York, " si-LEE-nee"I like the name a lot.
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I'm from the Midwestern United States, and I pronounce Selene and Celine the same way: sə-LEEN.
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I'm in Denmark and whether I'm here or in Greece, I'll still pronounce Selene in the classical Greek way. I mean, it's pronounced the same way.
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Is there an accented syllable in the classical Greek pronunciation at all? Not necessarily an accent, but a syllable that you'd normally spend more time on? Or a syllable you'd accent if you wanted to bring the Greek pronunciation into English and without sounding like a robot?
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Poland, my English is probably closest to the British, I pronounce it sə-LEE-nee.
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South Africa; I basically speak British English. I'd say se-LEE-ni but I'd expect to hear se-LEEN.
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I’ve heard it pronounced SE-leen and se-LEE-nuh and I’m also from the uk.
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I'm from US west coast and today when I read it, I thought to myself "seh-LEE-nee" ...Maybe just because I'm seeing it on BtN today. I've learned here that it's a Greek goddess, and also that Irene and other Greek -ene names can be pronounced -EE-nee or -EH-nee in English... and so maybe I'm reading it differently than I would in real life. I think - don't know for sure - that if I saw it as a person's name in some other context, I'd say suh-LEEN.
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Germany/France but this name isn't used in Germany. I have, however, seen Celine and Céline here several times which is pronounced seh-LEEN here.In France Céline used to be extremely common (seh-LEEN). Selene is used but not very common and would sound more like seh-LENN.If I saw it I would assume someone with an English speaking background and say seh-LEEN. I like it.I think in Italy it has a three syllable pronunciation, like Celeste.
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From California, USAEither seh-LEEN or suh-LEEN
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the same but from Brisbane, Australia
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suh-LEE-nee. I’m from the UK.
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This is the pronunciation I kind of want to avoid because the "ee"s sound whiny to me. And it rhymes with weenie. Is that the only pronunciation you hear in the UK?
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I would never have assumed that this would be pronounced with three syllables in an English speaking country. I'm surprised. I know in Italian it has three syllables but more like seh-LEH-neh (no -ee sound, as far as I'm aware, I hope I remember this correctly!). But I never would have guessed seh-LEE-nee and I'm not fond of it, too much like Salami. In any case, I think it's easily corrected.
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I'd say it suh-LEEN. I live in Australia.
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Florida, Suh-leen.d
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I am a person of the world. I live in the US but have lived in Europe and I travel a lot so I pronounce it how the person pronounces it which to me has been either Suh-lenn or Suh-leen.
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That's good to know, because I used to pronounce it se-LEEN (like Celine) but then I wondered if that was wrong.
Other comments look similar with the se-LEEN or suh-LEEN, but there isn't any two-syllable option listed on BtN so I wasn't sure.
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I'm from America, and I pronounce Selene as SEL-E-NE. I say it pretty much say it by how it looks.
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Which syllable do you accent? One of the pronunciations on here says "SEH-LEH-NEH", but I can't tell if people normally say SEL-en-e or sel-EH-ne.
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I pretty much do it as SEL-E-NEH i kinda do emphasis on the SEL and NE part.
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