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#118038 - 12/22/03 12:25 PM Re: Strong language?
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
<sniff>Both my posts were on your side, but clearly, I don't count.</sniff>_________________________
noho ora mai
#118039 - 12/22/03 02:39 PM Re: Strong language?
I used to pronouce it hercuLEEan, but then I heard it the other way, somewhen, and it seemed to flow off the tongue more nicely with the second syllable emphasis.
perhaps it's my predilection for 3/4 time rearing it's beauteous head once more..._________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#118040 - 12/22/03 03:01 PM Re: Strong language?
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
The Greek I've always heard as HercuLEan. PBS used to announce that this weeks mystery movie would be "Hercule POYrow", drove me crazy and I bet he'd have hated it too.
#118041 - 12/22/03 04:39 PM Re: Strong language?
...perhaps it's my predilection for 3/4 time rearing it's beauteous head once more...
Well, I'm with Jackie and if someone could hold a larger *predispository for the other 'true' time signature, that would be me (we'll compare notes someday)... so my guess is, etaoin, that you have an accent problem (all puns intended).
#118042 - 12/22/03 05:05 PM Take Five
Loc: lower upstate New York
And which time signature would *that be, musick?
#118043 - 12/23/03 05:28 AM -ean and -ian
There are a few other Greek derivatives that have both -ean and -ian, like Aristotelian/ean and Epicurian/ean. In the case of Aristotle and Hercules there's a long -e- in the Greek name (Aristoteles).
Epicurean confused me for years (because he's Epikouros) until I learnt it contained an adjective-forming suffix -ai-, Latin -ae-. This is also used in Jacobean.
So I think consistency should make it unstressed -ian or stressed -ean. Personally I don't think I've seen the spelling herculian, so I'd say it with -Ean.
#118044 - 12/23/03 11:16 AM All consistency aside
I automatically read "that other" prnounciation into Jenet's post when I saw it... not that there's anything wrong with that.
The other other is just a single beat, evenly divided.
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