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From: "nina hart" <>
Subject: RE: Mina ... pronunciation
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 23:45:56 -0700
Not exactly the same name, but the pronunciation of my name "Nina" is with a
long "i". I always get called "Neena" which I really don't like and have had to
live with and repond to all my life.
I think is possible that it could be pronounced with a long "i".
Nina Hart, Langley, B.C. Canada
HART,CLARKE,Hertford/Northampton;LEVER,CURTIS,Wales & All
I transcribe for FreeBMD-http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barbara Wessinger [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 10:11 AM
> Subject: Mina ... pronunciation
> Hello again,
> In my London ancestry and farther down the line there are women with the given
> name of "Mina".
> I have always assumed the pronunciation to be with a short " i " as in minnow
> or minute.
> Recently I spoke with someone who had an aunt Mina and she said the family
> always used the long " i "I
> as in "might" making it "Myna". I was shocked! That is the name of our
> bird "Mynah" :-)
> But I'm willing to be corrected and since the Minas in my family are
> long gone I cannot ask them.
> Any others out there with this name in your families? How do you
> say it?
> Barbara on Maui
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