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#118038 - 12/22/03 05:25 PM Re: Strong language?  
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<sniff>Both my posts were on your side, but clearly, I don't count.</sniff>


#118039 - 12/22/03 07:39 PM Re: Strong language?  
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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...



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#118040 - 12/22/03 08:01 PM Re: Strong language?  
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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 09:39 PM Re: Strong language?  
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...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 10:05 PM Take Five  
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And which time signature would *that be, musick?


#118043 - 12/23/03 10:28 AM -ean and -ian  
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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 04:16 PM All consistency aside  
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I automatically read "that other" prnounciation into Jenet's post when I saw it... not that there's anything wrong with that.

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The other other is just a single beat, evenly divided.


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