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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...?
Faldage Offline
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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...?
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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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#110925 - 08/25/03 06:20 PM Re: stressful syllables
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Too bad we can't have an opinion from J. Fred Muggs.


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#110926 - 08/25/03 06:52 PM Re: How do you pronounce...?
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CHIM-PAN-ZEE ~ kinda sounds like it should be japanese; equal stress on all syllables.

pe-O-ny ~ but only because i've never really known how to pronounce it; i've made a mental note to switch to the first syllable.

RO-BOT ~ definitely a spondee


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#110927 - 08/25/03 07:09 PM Re: How do you pronounce...?
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First syllable stressed: all three


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#110928 - 08/25/03 07:30 PM Re: stressful syllables
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I vote with Consuelo
CHIM-pan-ZEE(subtle difference from yours, mav)
PEE-o-nee
RO-bot





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#110929 - 08/25/03 08:23 PM Re: stressful syllables
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I'm with the CHIM-ZEE crowd, and 1st syl stress for the others...

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#110930 - 08/25/03 08:48 PM Re: stressful syllables
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peony is Pee(schwa)nee
you don't hear the o--or at best it is half way between o and a schwa

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#110931 - 08/26/03 09:24 AM Re: How do you pronounce...?
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chim PAN zee
otherwise I am with wordwind


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#110932 - 08/26/03 12:20 PM Re: How do you pronounce...?
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I go with Faldage:

2, 1 and 1 respectively.

Edit: why do you ask?

2nd edit: and why these three words particularly?


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#110933 - 08/26/03 01:19 PM Stress this...
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I'm with J.Fred Muggs, otherwise I'm with WOW except for the wordwind part and then I'm with AnnaS.


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#110934 - 08/26/03 01:33 PM Re: Stress this...
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I'm with J.Fred Muggs

You've made yourself crystal clear, moose.


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#110935 - 08/26/03 02:36 PM -panzee see -panzee do
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...crystal clear...


Occasionally I buckle under pressure.


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#110936 - 02/10/04 02:01 PM robo-tripping
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you all are morons. yeah chimpanzee can be pronounced with the stress on the 3rd or second syllable, but only on the second if you combine the 2nd and 3rd: chim-panzee. but RO-BOT? what? hell no. RO-bot.


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#110937 - 02/10/04 02:14 PM Re: robo-tripping
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you all are morons
MO-ron

well, that's a fine how-de-doo...

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#110938 - 02/10/04 02:15 PM Re: robo-tripping
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>morons

is that with stress on the first or second syllable?!
-joe (wadda maroon) friday

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#110939 - 02/10/04 02:55 PM Re: robo-tripping
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Keerful. It might could be Ben Hawkins. He'll kill ya just to save the life of his kitten.


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#110940 - 02/10/04 04:31 PM Re: robo-tripping
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Nice of him to pop in and give us a neat collective noun for the group. Morons. It has a ring to it, n'est-ce pas?


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#110941 - 02/10/04 05:18 PM Ben. Hmmmm...that sounds familiar
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Wasn't there a movie or a song or sumpin' by that name?


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#110942 - 02/10/04 05:48 PM Re: Ben. Hmmmm...that sounds familiar
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>>>Wasn't there a movie or a song or sumpin' by that name?




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#110943 - 02/10/04 09:10 PM Re: Ben. Hmmmm...that sounds familiar
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>>>Wasn't there a movie or a song or sumpin' by that name?

Well, yes...there was. And here's our esteemed movie star in one of his finer moments. A species, I might add, noted for it's high intelligence:

http://www.omelete.com.br/imagens/cinema/artigos/willard/ben.jpg


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#110944 - 02/10/04 09:40 PM More on...more off...that's better
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Well, he MUST be a has Ben by now. What's the life expectancy?


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#110945 - 02/11/04 08:06 AM Chimp-bot
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Ah, what fun. Been a while since we've had a brachiating troll around here.

(I wonder if poor ben has been holding his emotions in since last August...?)

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