How to pronounce this name? Your replies are appreciated.
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so-FEE-ya is how I pronounce it and generally hear it pronounced. (the "FEE" is capitalized to show which syllable gets the emphasis)
Last year, I asked an English history teacher about the pronunciation "Sophia". The Sophia in question was the mother of King George I.
He said that "Sophia" is pronounced /s&(u)'fai&/.
"Sofia", on the other hand, is pronounced /'s&ufi&/ or even /s&(u)'fi:&/.

I later looked up both name in a pronouncing dictionary and confirmed those answers.

Now, reading Haogide's response, I'm confused, since he is a native speaker. My dictionary was written by a native speaker too.
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It's difficult for my to type pronunciations here. The symbols I used mean:
1- '= stress (or primary stress when a word takes more than one). It precedes the stressed syllable.
2- &= "schwa", the unstressed sound of the "e" in "fire".
3- A letter in parenthesis means that the sound is optional; it can be avoided.
4- A vowel followed by ":" means a "long" vowel sound; for example, the double "e" in "feel".

Miriam
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so-phee-ah
The name Sophia actually has several correct pronouciations depending on its origin.

Originally from the Greek name Sophia (soh-fee-ah or so-FEE-ah, alternative spelling Sofia) the name was adopted by the French (Sophie, Sofie, soh-fee), and the English (Sophia, so-fy-ah) and spred throughout Europe to give other variants such as the Russian Sonja or Sonya.

King George's mother and most of the other English royals of the same name were so-fy-ah (English pronounciation) but today, in most English speeking countries the greek pronounciation (so-FEE-ah) is more common.

Sophia (so-fy-ah)

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Love this topic! Emotion: big smile Whats the difference between "soh-fee-ah" and "so-FEE-ah"? The voice enphasizing?, I think my name its pronounced the second way because of the accent.
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Sofía_CLove this topic! Emotion: big smile Whats the difference between "soh-fee-ah" and "so-FEE-ah"? The voice enphasizing?, I think my name its pronounced the second way because of the accent.
you mean the stress?

ive heard it "soufía" and "soufaia" (thats the way i hear it, i dont know how to write pronunciation). but its clear that the stress goes in the FI syllable
yes, I meant the stress. Is it ok if I say "accent" or do I always have to say "stress"??
If you are talking about the little mark above the 'i' in your name that is there instead of the English dot, then yes, it is called an accent.
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