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message 1: by Bookshelf (last edited Oct 30, 2012 10:17AM) (new)

Bookshelf | 1151 comments I dislike it when I discover that I've mis-pronounced someones name.
I'm sure that the individuals don't appreciate it either.
Today at the "Word of the day" web site :
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordo...
The word is "loup-garou".
They usually include an audio file. This time they didn't.
Which is unfortunate since this looks like the
sort of name that you'd want to get right the first try.
If someone knows for a fact how it should sound
please send the link.


Emy (EmyPT) | 98 comments Lou gah-Roo, roughly.

This link has sound links for the French pronunciation, since it's a French word.


Bookshelf | 1151 comments The Lou-gah Roo of Paris.
(I would never have guess)
It's not that hard to say once you've heard it.
Thanks.

They're not as famous as their english cousins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MRu8N...


Bookshelf | 1151 comments Thanks


message 5: by Bookshelf (last edited Dec 03, 2012 06:51AM) (new)

Bookshelf | 1151 comments Cat Sìth (Cold Days) is another name that you'd probably want to get right the first time The same name exist in Scottish, Irish and Gaelic and a few other languages.
It can refer to a hound,cat, bear of fairy,etc. The pronunciation depend which myth your referring to. The two that come to mind are:
1. Pronouncing the "e" the same way you would in the word myth.
2. Pronouncing the "e" the same would you would in scythe.
How is it pronounced in the audio book?


Sandi (Sandikal) | 1078 comments Warren wrote: "Cat Sìth (Cold Days) is another name that you'd probably want to get right the first time I think that its Scottish. How is it pronounced in the audio book?"

Cat Sith.


Derek Knox (snokat) | 274 comments Sith, as in Star Wars dark Jedi.


message 8: by Bookshelf (last edited Dec 05, 2012 11:43AM) (new)

Bookshelf | 1151 comments OK so its more of a "E" then an "I" sound.
Got it
thanks
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So cats have gone over to the dark side.
I've long suspected as much.


message 9: by Kate (last edited Dec 05, 2012 01:29PM) (new)

Kate O'Hanlon (kateohanlon) | 769 comments Warren wrote: "Cat Sìth (Cold Days) is another name that you'd probably want to get right the first time The same name exist in Scottish, Irish and Gaelic and a few other languages.
It can refer to a hound,cat, b..."


That's not how I'd do it.

I speak (fairly poor) Irish, it would be pronounced Cot (short o) Shee (the sith here is the same sidhe meaning fairy (sort of) as in banshee if you're familiar with that word)
I imagine it would be similar, though not exactly the same in Scots Gaelic, but I defer to those who say otherwise.

These days the Gaelic languages exist solely to torment both those who cannot pronounce it and those who can but wince at those who can't :)


Bookshelf | 1151 comments Kate wrote: "Warren wrote: "Cat Sìth (Cold Days) is another name that you'd probably want to get right the first time The same name exist in Scottish, Irish and Gaelic and a few other languages.
It can refer to..."


I think that Gaelic is a pleasant sounding language
(Even when I'm not sure what being said.)
http://youtu.be/qsAQBpESxpc


message 11: by Kate (last edited Dec 06, 2012 03:46AM) (new)

Kate O'Hanlon (kateohanlon) | 769 comments Warren wrote: "I think that Gaelic is a pleasant sounding language"

Sometimes. But if you've ever had to furiously try and decipher strongly accented Donegal Irish for an aural exam it can bring back some bad memories.

And on a point of pedantry, Gaelic isn't a language, it's a language group (like Romance, Germanic, Slavic etc). The three modern Gaelic languages are Irish (Gaeilge), Manx (Gaelg or Gailck) and Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), which is the only one commonly abreviated to Gaelic probably because there's already a language called Scots. People can get quite intense about the distinctions ;)


Ruth (till-tab) | 1020 comments Warren wrote: "I think that Gaelic is a pleasant sounding language
(Even when I'm not sure what being said.)
http://youtu.be/qsAQBpESxpc "


lol, amusing video. :)


Deon (noed) | 67 comments I thought I'd share a little internet gem I found a while back...

http://www.howjsay.com/
(A free online Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation)


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