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My name is Tomas without the "H" (Thomas)

If you see this name how do you pronounce it ??

Thank you

closed as primarily opinion-based by Helmar, Edwin Ashworth, Mitch, jimm101, Hot Licks Oct 7 '16 at 16:25

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  • I am afraid there are few topics that are more dialect and opinion based then the pronunciation of names. – Helmar Oct 7 '16 at 13:32
  • The English name 'Thomas' is generally pronounced quite differently by people in the US and people in the UK. I'd have guessed, without context, that 'Tomas' was more probably a transliteration from an Eastern European variant. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 7 '16 at 13:38
  • @Edwin Ashworth Only the O is different. Really. And Tomas would be pronounced by reader interpretation. If I knew the person was Spanish, I would shift the tonic accent to the second syllable. Otherwise, I would pronounce Tomas like Thomas (the o difference not being relevant to that). – Lambie Oct 7 '16 at 14:01
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is a pronunciation question, not a language usage question. – jimm101 Oct 7 '16 at 16:20
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"Tomas" when written in English is generally assumed to be the Spanish name (at least in my experience in the United States). Which is indeed pronounced "to-MAS"; the correct spelling in Spanish has an accent, Tomás, but it is often dropped in the US.

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    I concur with John Feltz: Tomas would be /Toh-MAHS/; Thomas is /TAHM-us/. – tautophile Jun 12 '18 at 19:01

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