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

chimpanzee
peony
robot




#110916 - 08/25/03 06:46 PM Re: How do you pronounce...?  
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2, 1 and 1 respectively.


#110917 - 08/25/03 06:53 PM Re: How do you pronounce...?  
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All on first syllable.


#110918 - 08/25/03 06:58 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.




#110919 - 08/25/03 07:02 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.


#110920 - 08/25/03 07:08 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?



#110921 - 08/25/03 08:56 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


#110922 - 08/25/03 09:22 PM Re: stressful syllables  
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CHIM-pan-ZEE

PE-o-ny

RO-bot



#110923 - 08/25/03 09:41 PM Re: stressful syllables  
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CHIM-pan-ZEE(subtle difference from yours, mav)
PEE-o-nee
RO-bot



#110924 - 08/25/03 10:00 PM Re: stressful syllables  
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ZEE

yb®

depends on rhythmic context of the sentence for me :)


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