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Dahlia - how would you pronounce it?

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goofygoober Fri 02-May-14 21:05:55

We like this name for a girl - but do you say Dah-lee ya or Day-lee ya?


beershuffle Mon 05-May-14 12:33:10

Well youmust have beenthinking of something else, sm, because your pronounciation isnt possible, youneed a second L that isnt actually there.

scottishmummy Mon 05-May-14 13:29:47

I fear its you whos got wrong end stick
I am. perfectly clear on how id say the name
Dah- lie-lah

Thumbwitch Mon 05-May-14 13:32:10

But you're making up a second L where there is none, SM. Which is just wrong.

susiedaisy Mon 05-May-14 13:35:05

Day lee a

Salazar Mon 05-May-14 14:08:44

Scottishmummy, isn't that Delilah? And not Dahlia.

namechangenumber5 Mon 05-May-14 14:12:05

I'd say dahlia, but I know a daylia, it just sounds weird to me.

beershuffle Mon 05-May-14 14:28:21

You can say it that way, but youd be making it up. Dahlia, one L, you cant make a lie-lah at the end because THAT WOULD NEED ANOTHER L THAT ISNT THERE. Notsure how you can be unclear about that. confused

Unless of course you think Sarah is pronounced Sair-Rah-Rah. And Jenny is Jen-nen-ny.

Martorana Mon 05-May-14 15:44:15

Dahlia is Day-lee-ah. Or at a pinch Darh-lee-a. Not Del-li-lah. Which is, unsurprisingly, spelled Delilah. What with it having two l-sounds and all.

scottishmummy Mon 05-May-14 17:41:01

Beershuffle,you are of course right,and for some reason I kept reading it as Delilah
I need a zingy cuppa tea or something.and I've no idea why I read and reread as Delilah
So after all that I'd say it as dah-lee-ah

TheScience Mon 05-May-14 17:47:37

I'd say darlia as I thought it came from the name Dahl. Though daylia is pretty too.

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