In a play I'm in right now, my Italian wife's name is "Aida". Being a Spanish speaker, I'm assuming the "ai" is a diphthong with the same pronunciation as its Latin cousin, Spanish. That would give it roughly the same sound as "eye" in "eyeball". Some of the actors want to pronounce it like the "ay" as in "pray", while some don't even pronounce it as a diphthong at all. This latter group pronounces it as "Ah-eeda". Which is correct?
Correct Ah- eeda not as in pray, yes as eye
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