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Re: Lalita - pronunciation
in reply to a message by Lily8
In the film "Bride and Prejudice", whose heroine is named Lalita, it was pronounced La-lee-ta, with the tone in between the second and last syllable."If you're tangled up, just tango on."
from "Scent of a Woman"
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I have not seen that film, but,that stress is probably a vocative stress: exists in calling a person, rather than in referring to a person. That vocative pronounciation also often lengthens the stressed vowel.The unmarked pronounciation is stress free and with a short -i- instead of with a long -ee-.
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