In a message dated 11/12/1999 11:26:17 AM Central Standard Time,
> I am by no means an expert, but most times Anastasia is pronounced the way
> Predslava indicated, while Nastasiia has a stress on the second syllable:
> -TAHS-see-yah....actually, "see" is usually just a soft "s" This form in
> modern Russian is common in the country.
Actually, you're right, to some extent. Period texts give <Natsas'ia>, which
I would pronounce as you suggest, and <Nastasiia>, pronounced as I suggest, I