Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Robin'sBrood, Mar 26, 2009.
Is it pronounced with a long "a" or short "a" sound? TIA!
Like in the italian: mama mia
Is it the "ah" sound in the first syllable of "mama" or the "uh" sound in the last syllable?
L"ah"kenvelder or L"uh"kenvelder? (Can you tell I teach phonics? )
Best use the sound of the a in mia ...
Okay, well I pronounce the "a" in the last syllable in "Mama" the same way I pronounce the "a" in "Mia"
M "ah" m "uh" M "ee" "uh" So it's the "uh" sound in Lakenvelder? L"uh"kenvelder?
Keep in mind, I'm from the South.
Then you best use the first syllable of mama.
I meant the way italians say it...
Don't you love spelling sounds--with all the various regional & individual accents?
Yes... especially when trying to teach my DD the short "e" sound last year and having to make myself actually say it the way it should be said. For example, around here we pronounce "pen" as "pin" and it's darn hard to undo over 40 years of pronouncing certain sounds incorrectly.