Maria wrote:Alexander Kuzmin wrote:In English "Lisa" pronounced as [l'aiza]?
Лиса is pronounced [lis'a]
The word fox in Russian has a second meaning "a sly person", so this name is not for people.
The proper name "Lisa" is pronounced as /'li-sa/ or lee-sah with the accent on the first syllable.
Лиса is pronounced [lis'a] where the accent falls on the final syllable.
And yes, in English, we can call a person a "sly fox." The German African Commandant Erwin Rommel was called the "Desert Fox." However, "foxy" has a sexual connotation, it could be a girl who flirts or one who presents herself in a very inappropriate manner. On the other hand, a "foxy lady" could also be an innocent lady who does nothing to attract attention to herself.
Doesn't the term, "foxy lady" come from the African American circle? I remember hearing it from the show The Jeffersons.
Also, I thought the name Lisa comes from the name Elizabeth. Then there is also the name Liza which I remember from The Sound of Music.