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TickerSpecs Sun 16-Feb-14 02:33:25

Can't sleep so reading. I just started a new book and one of the first characters is called Chynna, female character.

How do you say it? China, Chin-ah, Shy-na, another way?

It's annoying and distracting me from what seems like a good book.

Anyone know. Thanks.

Anniemousse Sun 16-Feb-14 02:34:08

I would say China

Saucia Sun 16-Feb-14 02:36:22

I’d say China

SconeRhymesWithGone Sun 16-Feb-14 02:41:40

This Chynna pronounces it China.

TickerSpecs Sun 16-Feb-14 02:51:51

Great, thanks.

China, but it would spoilt the book for me too, I hate names like that.

carabos Sun 16-Feb-14 08:30:00

Turn off the sub-vocalisation and it doesn't matter how it is pronounced.

Frusso Sun 16-Feb-14 08:32:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BlackholesAndRevelations Sun 16-Feb-14 09:04:36

With that spelling it should be pronounced "chin-ah"- so that's what it would be in my head!

YouStayClassySanDiego Sun 16-Feb-14 09:18:39

I'd pronounce it as Chinna.

Chyn sounds like Lynn.

Caitlin17 Sun 16-Feb-14 11:27:22

Carabos I find it very difficult to ignore names that are unpronounceable or where I'm not sure of the pronunciation. It shouldn't matter but it does.

TickerSpecs Sun 16-Feb-14 11:50:17

I had been thinking it was Shy-na or more Shine-nah with the 2 n's. So good to know it China.

I hate it when a book has names I'm not sure about and find it really distracting.

Thanks for your responses.

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