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How do you pronounce Ayla?

(21 Posts)
AtYourCervix Tue 12-Jul-11 19:36:59

Ay - Lah

or

Eye - Lah?

shrinkingnora Tue 12-Jul-11 19:38:54

I think it says in the first book that it is eye - lah but am prepared to be corrected!

Mollymax Tue 12-Jul-11 19:51:20

I would say the first one.
Isla is the second.

AwesomePan Tue 12-Jul-11 19:52:31

I know an Ayla, and she pronounces it Ay-lah.

shrinkingnora Tue 12-Jul-11 19:54:41

Sorry - I was assuming that the OP meant in the clan of the cave bear books as this was in adult fiction!

AtYourCervix Tue 12-Jul-11 19:57:35

yes, i did mean the cave bear one grin

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Tue 12-Jul-11 19:59:02

I have always said Ay-lah

SachaF Tue 12-Jul-11 20:11:12

Page 53, where Creb is trying to pronounce her name:
" Aay- rr", "Aay- lla, Ay-la?"

So Ay-lah from your opening post. I darn well hope so as it's part of my daughter's name!

Mollymax Tue 12-Jul-11 20:14:35

Oops. Did not see it was in adult fiction. blush

mrsbabookaloo Tue 12-Jul-11 20:15:58

Don't know about the Clan of the Cave Bear books, but it's a common Turkish first name and as such is pronounced Eye-La, Just the same as the scottish name Isla.

AtYourCervix Tue 12-Jul-11 20:46:04

that's what confused me. thought it was Ay-La and then met a turkish baby ( v cute) called Aylah (Eye-Lah).

I'll go with Ay-Lah.

shrinkingnora Tue 12-Jul-11 20:59:00

In the first book it definitely tells you near the beginning but I cannot remember for definite which way it was. It's really annoying me now!

mixedmamameansbusiness Wed 13-Jul-11 11:27:43

I always pronounce it Eye-lah. This was our name for any DD but I say this as I read it as a Turkish name and phnetically this is how we would say.

elphabadefiesgravity Wed 13-Jul-11 11:43:38

DD has a schoolfriend called Ayla

It is pronounced Eye la

CherryMandrake Wed 13-Jul-11 22:52:39

i love the clan of the cave bear books, i have them all. have you read the latest one?

2kidsintow Sun 31-Jul-11 21:09:54

I've always pronounced it like Isla....I'm sure I read something in the book that helped me come to that conclusion, but can't remember what.

kayb123 Wed 10-Aug-11 18:43:36

sorry for dragging up an old post, but has anyone read the last book yet and what did you think?. i currently have it on order, but all the reviews i have seen are not to good.

wildstrawberryplace Wed 10-Aug-11 18:53:20

Run, run for the hills. It's really terrible. I think it may have been ghost written in order to coin it in before the author dies fulfill contractual obligations.

tallulah Wed 10-Aug-11 18:56:24

one of the previous threads

wildstrawberryplace Wed 10-Aug-11 18:58:11

Discussion here about how awful it is with link to further thread.

kayb123 Thu 11-Aug-11 15:56:17

i think i wont be reading this one, thanks for saving me alot of borderm I would rather not read it and pretend it ended ok the all the disappointment, though i am thinking or reading the eragon series - just watched the film with the children. - though if anyone has a set to lend/sale i would ne interested.

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