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How do you pronounce...? #110915
08/25/03 06:43 PM
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these three words? Which syllable(s) do you stress?

chimpanzee
peony
robot




Re: How do you pronounce...? #110916
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2, 1 and 1 respectively.


Re: How do you pronounce...? #110917
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All on first syllable.


Dissenting Opinion #110918
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In my humble opinion, chimpanzee is pronounced with the emphasis on the last syllable, as in chim-pan-ZEE.




Re: Dissenting Opinion #110919
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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.


Re: Dissenting Opinion #110920
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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?



stressful syllables #110921
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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


Re: stressful syllables #110922
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CHIM-pan-ZEE

PE-o-ny

RO-bot



Re: stressful syllables #110923
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CHIM-pan-ZEE(subtle difference from yours, mav)
PEE-o-nee
RO-bot



Re: stressful syllables #110924
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ZEE

yb®

depends on rhythmic context of the sentence for me :)


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