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Thursday, July 07, 2005

How to pronounce Opera

To my knowledge, most of the people here in India pronounce Opera as Oh-pe-raah. Some software professionals just started a new version of pronunciation: Oh-pey-raah. Because of the confusion, I decided to ask the Opera developers. To my surprise, they told me the right pronunciation of Opera is the first one in http://www.answers.com/opera That is, the right pronunciation is AH-per-ah

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3 comments:

Jay said...

I always wanted to know this, actually.

R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah said...

Jay: Thanks for your comments.

Anonymous said...

Well, no, it just depends on whether you're American or not. It's named from the English word "opera" (musical theatre), so the first syllable would be "op" in British English or something more like "arp" in American English.