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#110915 - 08/25/03 02:43 PM How do you pronounce...?
AnnaStrophic Offline
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these three words? Which syllable(s) do you stress?

chimpanzee
peony
robot




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#110916 - 08/25/03 02:46 PM Re: How do you pronounce...?
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2, 1 and 1 respectively.


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#110917 - 08/25/03 02:53 PM Re: How do you pronounce...?
wwh Offline
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All on first syllable.


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#110918 - 08/25/03 02:58 PM Dissenting Opinion
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In my humble opinion, chimpanzee is pronounced with the emphasis on the last syllable, as in chim-pan-ZEE.




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#110919 - 08/25/03 03:02 PM Re: Dissenting Opinion
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That's OK, Father Steve. You don't have to have an opinion on the way you pronounce a word. You can state it as a simple fact.


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#110920 - 08/25/03 03:08 PM Re: Dissenting Opinion
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Yeahbut® Father Steve moonlights as a judge, you know.

chimpanzee and

I'm having a syntax synapse lapse, Father Steve. Is it me, or is there a word missing?



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#110921 - 08/25/03 04:56 PM stressful syllables
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OK, I say (with I don't know how-many-all influences from the different places I've lived):

chim-pan-ZEE

PE-o-ny

RO-BOT


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#110922 - 08/25/03 05:22 PM Re: stressful syllables
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CHIM-pan-ZEE

PE-o-ny

RO-bot



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#110923 - 08/25/03 05:41 PM Re: stressful syllables
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CHIM-pan-ZEE(subtle difference from yours, mav)
PEE-o-nee
RO-bot



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#110924 - 08/25/03 06:00 PM Re: stressful syllables
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ZEE

yb®

depends on rhythmic context of the sentence for me :)


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