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#207808 - 10/28/12 09:34 AM What is the proper pronunciation of patina?
Suzanne Gray Offline
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My very own daughter insists that it's pronounced as "pah-TEE-na." But all my life I've accented the first syllable. Others seem to agree with my daughter. What is the consensus among word lovers?

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#207809 - 10/28/12 09:48 AM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: Suzanne Gray]
zmjezhd Offline
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What is the consensus among word lovers?

Congratulations, you're both "proper". The pronunciation of patina has been changing over the years.
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#207817 - 10/28/12 03:43 PM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: Suzanne Gray]
Faldage Offline
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I'm an old geezer and I've always pronounced it pah-TEE-na.

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#207819 - 10/28/12 04:34 PM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: zmjezhd]
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Sure. It's PA-tee-na on odd days and pa-TEE-na on even days.


Edited by BranShea (10/29/12 06:14 AM)
Edit Reason: the lost e

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#207820 - 10/28/12 04:40 PM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
I'm an old geezer and I've always pronounced it pah-TEE-na.


I am another, and I've never heard it other than pahTEEna.

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#207823 - 10/28/12 06:41 PM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: Faldage]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
I'm an old geezer and I've always pronounced it pah-TEE-na.


On the other hand, I am contemporaneous with Faldo and have always heard it - and pronounced it - PA-tin-a.

May be a Brit-USn thang.
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#207825 - 10/28/12 06:55 PM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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good thought, Ruby

Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈpatehnə/ , U.S. /pəˈteenə/
[OED online] (with substitutes for IPA i)

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#207829 - 10/29/12 06:33 AM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: tsuwm]
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Patina is PA-tee-na in Italy and Spain, in Holland and in Germany, but the French (:~)) have it their own way with pa-TI-ne. So this may have been of influence to the American way of pronunciation. Considering French immigrants in older days. ?

Pa-TEE-na sounds like a girl's name to me.

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#207834 - 10/29/12 11:46 AM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: BranShea]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I've asked several folks here in the heartland, and it's
pa-TEE-nah.
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#207849 - 10/29/12 06:28 PM Re: What is the proper pronunciation of patina? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Well, of course, salud to the heartland and salut to pretty Patina.

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