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Pronunciation

Post by organist » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:22 pm

Has the Church produced a guide to the correct pronunciation of English terms in the readings? If not, why not given the vast mixture of backgrounds? Recently in the Gospel and Homily we had tunic pronounced as tonic. I am told Nigerians pronounce the u vowel differently. Mine's a gin! Epistle to the Philippians became the Phillipines. Rout came out as route. Guidance is needed. :)

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Gwyn » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:45 pm

Paul Inwood's chat on the matter of mispronounced bible book names, and words such as covenant is hysterically funny.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by alan29 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:38 am

A couple of years ago the narrator of the Passion on Good Friday took it into her head to pronounce Pilate as Pilartay.
Goodness know why. But it was more than a little distracting.
Personally it drives me bonkers that for Holy week in particular church cleaners, flower arrangers, servers and musicians all go to great lengths to get it as good as it can be ...... but readers resist all suggestions of rehearsals or training days.
Grrrrrr!

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by oopsorganist » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:24 am

Oh you made me laugh there.
You do know why Pilate came out as Pilartay!
uh oh!

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by alan29 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:07 pm

Yeah .... a little bit of Latin sending someone down the wrong street.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by mcb » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:20 pm

alan29 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Yeah .... a little bit of Latin sending someone down the wrong street.
Nope! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilates

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by organist » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:08 pm

Laughing at Pilates. A few years ago on Good Friday at the cathedral Adam come out as Aaadam. The probationers were in fits! :D

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by justMary » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:36 pm

So is the town through which Jesus and his disciples travelled to leave Jerusalem (in Luke 24:13-35) pronounced Eee-may-uus so that it scans properly in Marty Haugen's "On the Journey to ... " hymn? Or is E-moss, as my current parish priest pronounces it? And who would tell the wrong one that he is wrong?

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by alan29 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:49 pm

justMary wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:36 pm
So is the town through which Jesus and his disciples travelled to leave Jerusalem (in Luke 24:13-35) pronounced Eee-may-uus so that it scans properly in Marty Haugen's "On the Journey to ... " hymn? Or is E-moss, as my current parish priest pronounces it? And who would tell the wrong one that he is wrong?
I have only ever heard it pronounced as i-MAY-us.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by mcb » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:00 pm

A priest leading a retreat I was on (think it was 1983!) pronounced it em-mouse (ok, /eˈmaʊs/ :) ). He'd just come back from a sabbatical in the US, so maybe he caught it there.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by quaeritor » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:50 pm

Deity - Dee-ity? or Day-ity?
Q

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by mcb » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:12 pm

quaeritor wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Deity - Dee-ity? or Day-ity?
Q
We've done this one!

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by JW » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:31 pm

Pronunciation is different depending which part of the country we come from. There have always been variants and I'm not sure it's a good thing to try and force everyone down the same route. Guides are useful perhaps but they would never be enforceable.

Latin pronunciation also varies widely. Living in Spain for a couple of years in the 1960s it was amusing using the moorish aspirated g's in words like 'genitum', or pronouncing words like 'cedat' as 'theydat'. Happy days!
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by quaeritor » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:39 pm

mcb wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:12 pm
We've done this one!
So we have! - and worse than that, it was posted by me!
Mea culpa!
Q

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