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Old February 6th, 2005, 04:06 PM   #46
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People give me static for pronouncing the "H" in "what", "whether", and "white", but I am undeterred.

I think if you know, or can find out the language root, that helps determine pronounciation.
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Old February 6th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #47
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Mark, do you pronounce coupon as "kyew-pon"? Just wondering...!
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Old February 6th, 2005, 08:32 PM   #48
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Only when he wins a KOO-pee doll at the fair.
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Old February 6th, 2005, 11:24 PM   #49
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In my part o'Saath Texas (Narth Texas bein' fulla Yankees), most every one-syllable word is pronounced as if it had two. Not all, but most. As in:

"Yew'n a heap o'trouble, boah."

And don't get me started on the proper usage of and difference between "y'all" and "all y'all." But now I'm way off-topic already.
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Old February 6th, 2005, 11:33 PM   #50
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Hey...Austin is blue country, all the yankees are here! I'm loving RTF@UT though.
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Old February 6th, 2005, 11:57 PM   #51
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<<<-- Originally posted by Charles Papert : Mark, do you pronounce coupon as "kyew-pon"? Just wondering...! -->>>
<<<-- Originally posted by John Sandel : Only when he wins a KOO-pee doll at the fair. -->>>

What are you whippersnappers talking about? Why would you enquire whether I can discern the difference between a whirly haired doll and a white piece of of paper with writing on it, which idle wives wildly wave about while waiting in line. Where is this leading? Why are my whimsical whispers whacked by unwholesome whelps?
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Old February 7th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #52
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Xiaoli, that's where I earned my RTF degree, long ago back in 1990! If Tom Schatz or Charles Ramirez-Berg or Doc Hamilton are still haunting the place after all this time, please tell 'em I said hi!

(They'll say, "who?")
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Old February 7th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #53
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Ha...it so happens I'm taking a class with Berg right now. RTF 314 - Development of the Motion Picture. Man, he is a character. It's hard to find someone these days so exuberant and alive with passion for film and film-making. He'd make a great motivational speaker if he weren't teaching film.

I'm finding that RTF will probably be worth my time and money. I had second thoughts about it going in, in terms of the job market and my future, but what the hell. You only live once and it'd be a shame not to do something you're crazy about, and there aren't many better places than Austin to do it in.

I'm sure you've got plenty of stories about RTF, I'd love to hear some of them! I'm not sure if RTF now is still the RTF that it was in 1990, but it seems like a top notch program.
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<<<-- Originally posted by Chris Hurd : And don't get me started on the proper usage of and difference between "y'all" and "all y'all." But now I'm way off-topic already. -->>>

Isn't "y'all" singular and "all y'all" plural?

Sheriff informing a driver of his transgression:
"Y'all'r'n a heap o'trouble, boah."

If two people get out of the car unbidden by theSherif he would say:
"All y'all'r'n a heap o'trouble, nayow, boahs. "

I may not be saying "now boys" correctly.

The actual pronunciation of "Chimera" should be Kī-mir-a. That is: "ch" is a hard K, the "i" is long, the "e" sounds like a short "i" and the "a" is short. But, if you said "kimera", people wouldn't know what you were saying. We can start a trend...
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Old February 7th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #55
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Close, Mark...

Singular would be "Yew." As in, "Yew'n a heap o'trouble boah."

"Y'all" is actually more than one, might be only two if that's all there is, and in a small group it means everyone, but in a large group it might be less than the total number present. "Was it y'all that jest hollered at me?"

"All y'all" is all-inclusive, everybody within eyesight and earshot. "All y'all come on over for dinner tommora."
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Old February 7th, 2005, 01:53 AM   #56
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Thank you Chris!
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Old February 16th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #57
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Anyone else say "fixin to" as opposed to "about to"?

To keep it on-topic:

I'm sure you are all familiar with Softimage. It is actually pronounced "soft-ee-mahj".


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Old February 16th, 2005, 11:10 PM   #58
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Sachtler = Socked-ler is, I believe, the proper pronunciation...although I hear sacked-ler often.

People ask Kentuckians, "How do you pronounce the capital of Kentucky? Is it Loo-ee-ville, Loo-uh-ville, or Loo-is-ville?" And the response is, "F-R-A-N-K-F-O-R-T."
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Old April 27th, 2007, 09:11 AM   #59
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How do you pronounce Sennheiser?

This is an old thread, but I think it's worth resurrecting.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #60
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Son-high-zer!

Like Budweiser.
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