Female Spanish name pronounced "TALL-ya." Is it Talia or Thalia?

Spanish translation: Talía

05:22 Dec 24, 2012
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English term or phrase: Female Spanish name pronounced "TALL-ya." Is it Talia or Thalia?
"My daughter's name is TALL-ya." In referring to person spoken of, should one write "Talia"
or "Thalia" or?
Dave Duncan
Spanish translation:Talía
Explanation:
That's "TalEEa". This is the original Spanish name, which comes from the Greek Muse, of comedy, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne.

However, it has been "bastardised" into this North American English pronunciation. They may spell that in a number of ways.... "Thalia" (that would be respectful of the Greek), Talía or goodness only knows how! Think of the number of ways you can spell "Catherine"....
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female spanish name pronounced "tall-ya." is it talia or thalia?
Talía


Explanation:
That's "TalEEa". This is the original Spanish name, which comes from the Greek Muse, of comedy, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne.

However, it has been "bastardised" into this North American English pronunciation. They may spell that in a number of ways.... "Thalia" (that would be respectful of the Greek), Talía or goodness only knows how! Think of the number of ways you can spell "Catherine"....

Fiona Gilbert Riley
Spain
Local time: 11:24
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