Strictly a pronunciation question

Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm at SLIP.NET
Sat Jan 20 06:11:19 UTC 2001

Have you been following the transatlantic adoption mess?  If not,
there are twin girls who were given up for adoption by their birth
mother.  A couple in California adopted them after paying $6000 with
a promise of another $2500 when they had it.  After having the girls
for a little while, the birth mother came to visit and supposedly to
say goodby.  She took them and never returned.  Turns out she then
gave them to a British couple who paid $12,200.  Definitely a lousy

However, the articles have said that the California couple named the
6 month old girls Kiara and Keyara.  How do you pronounce these???
At first glance they would seem to be identical, but maybe one has an
i macron in first syllable and the other an e macron?  Maybe one has
an ash as second vowel and the other a broad a?


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