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Old 12-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #21
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vi-o-letta as I would say violet

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:43 PM   #22
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vi-o-letta as I would say violet
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First thought when I saw it is Vi-oletta
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:44 PM   #25
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Vee-oh-letta. It's obviously an Italian name, and pronouncing "i" like "ee" is the rule for Italian. Oh, the obscure things you learn in a Vocal Diction class.
I don't think it originated as an Italian name because half the sites claim it's Italian and Russian, hence the two different pronunciations. But all the ones that were saying it was Italian were pronouncing it Vi o letta. When I asked my MIL (she's Italian) she thought it was Vy letta, with the o being silent.
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I know lots of Violettas (mostly eastern europeans) and they are all pronounced with a long e.
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