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Jordan~

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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2011, 04:38:44 am »

Adamantine is /dˈmn.taɪn/; Urist is /juːˈrɪst/.
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2011, 06:44:50 am »

I'm sure various dictionaries each have their own 'correct' pronunciation, but it depends largely on accent and local dialect.  I personally don't know anybody outside this thread who pronounces -ine words as '-een'.  So yeah, Add a man tyne for me.  And Oo-wrist.  And suck zool, 'cos I have no idea what the little circle's supposed to do.
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2011, 06:48:17 am »

Oohr-Ist


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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2011, 07:29:28 am »

Am I the only person who says You-rist? Do other Brits say You-rist?
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2011, 07:56:14 am »

i say -reest
as in german word ber
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2011, 07:59:57 am »

Am I the only person who says You-rist? Do other Brits say You-rist?

I say that sometimes, yes.
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2011, 08:09:02 am »

I pronunce adamantine Adam-ann-teen, Urist ooh-wrist and Cacame kaka-may.
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2011, 10:46:49 am »

Ad-aman-tee-um
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamantium

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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2011, 11:46:09 am »

ad-a-man-teen
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2011, 01:48:24 pm »

Add-a-man-teen.

Ooo-wrist.

Tomayto, tomahto...

It's pronounced tuh-may-toe. If English isn't your first language, and you forget, that's understandable, but tuh-may-toe is the correct pronounciation. If you want a word that DOES have multiple correct pronounciations, try aunt (rhymes with taunt) vs aunt (rhymes with rant). [here I'm using "you" as the generic you, or "one", not you specifically, of course]

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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2011, 03:31:51 pm »

I pronounce adamantine as Cir-Cus.
Uris as Yew-Wrist.
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2011, 03:35:53 pm »

...
This whole time I was reading it as Adamantite... (Ah-Dah-Man-Tight)
I can't believe I've missed that for so long...

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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2011, 04:43:26 pm »

Ad-ah-man-teen

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Your-ist (how I hear it when reading it silently)
ooh-rist (how I usually actually pronounce it)
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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2011, 05:00:44 pm »

Ad-uh-man-teen

ooh-rist

The same way I pronounce "Ah-lu-meh-nee-um"

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Re: How do you pronounce Adamantine?
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2011, 09:26:49 pm »

It's pronounced tuh-may-toe. If English isn't your first language, and you forget, that's understandable, but tuh-may-toe is the correct pronounciation. If you want a word that DOES have multiple correct pronounciations, try aunt (rhymes with taunt) vs aunt (rhymes with rant). [here I'm using "you" as the generic you, or "one", not you specifically, of course]

In the whole of Britain, it's toe-mah-toe. It only rhymes with potato in American English. The a is also pronounce "ah" in most European languages, and in the Nahuatl word from which it's derived, xītomatl.
And we say "aluminium" al-you-min-yum.
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