Plague Angel (6sic6maggot6) wrote in linguaphiles,
Plague Angel
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Kai, Kia, Ky, Kay, or.......Kaj....?

 So my girlfriend and I had a "discussion" about how to spell and subsequently pronounce a certain boy's name. The name in question is: "Kai". I think that this spelling should be said like "k-eye". My girlfriend's teling me that this spelling might as well be "Kay". She is saying that to get the desired pronunciation, it should be spelled "Kia". She says this because "when two vowels are together, the first one says its name". And the only other way, she says, to spell it and get the right sound, is "Ky". I really hope I'm not the only who thinks it's rediculous that "Kai" can't be right. I've never seen the name spelled "Kia". Also, just a random bonus question, has anyone seen it spelled "Kaj"?

A little help, here? If I'm wrong, feel free to tell me.
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