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    Leticia

    Hi,

    How do you read this female given name, " Leticia". The pronunciation from the Merriam Webster is Leticia - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (M.W. shows it is a geographical name).

    But when I heard this name in movie, it seems they say:[' ]
    I just heard like this using my ears, but I am not sure, I can not find this given name in the dictionaries. I offer you a MP3 copy, I hope you could take a "hearing" for me.

    Thanks for your help.


    I am learning American English.
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    Re: Leticia

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Hi,

    How do you read this female given name, " Leticia". The pronunciation from the Merriam Webster is Leticia - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (M.W. shows it is a geographical name).

    But when I heard this name in movie, it seems they say:[' ]
    I just heard like this using my ears, but I am not sure, I can not find this given name in the dictionaries. I offer you a MP3 copy, I hope you could take a "hearing" for me.

    Thanks for your help.


    I am learning American English.
    You heard right - though your transcription suggests a shorter stressed vowel than the one I hear.

    I have a feeling that the Br Eng pron. used to be different. At my sister's school (fifty years ago) there was a nun who insisted on being called /'sɪstə le'tɪtsɪə/, much to the mirth of the girls. But today the Br Eng pron. is pretty much the same as in the clip, except that the stressed vowel is /ɪ/ rather than /i:/

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    Last edited by BobK; 29-Oct-2008 at 15:40. Reason: Correction re stressed vowel

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    Re: Leticia

    The AmE pronunciation is "leh-TISH-ah."

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    Re: Leticia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    The AmE pronunciation is "leh-TISH-ah."

    Hi, Ouisch,

    I was wondering if you could offer me a IPA version of "leh-TISH-ah."
    I do not know how to read when I see the pronunciation marked like this.
    Thank you.

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