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How do you pronounce archipelago?

ar chuh PEH luh goh
1
6%
ar kuh PEH luh goh
11
69%
None (or should it be neither?) of the above.
4
25%
 
Total votes: 16

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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:58 pm

So, how do you pronounce it?

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Postby tcward » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:42 pm

OK, so I see I'm the only one to have voted yet... My 'gut' pronunciation is to make the 'ch' hard, and to pronounce the syllable 'chi' more like 'ih' than a schwa.

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Postby Spiff » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:27 am

I'll vote on behalf of my Canadian brother-in-law, who believes: "you say 'arkipelago', but "some Americans" will say 'archipelago' and many others will say 'what's that?'".
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Postby Stargzer » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:37 pm

Warning: Here there be Spoilers!

(Damn that Stargzer, always looking things up and spoiling our fun!)

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000.

Three accents in the word, secondary on first and last syllable, primary on third syllable:
är' kə-pĕl' ə-gō'
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Postby tcward » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:04 pm

I still will always pronounce it more like 'ih'. Now who's being the spoiler? ;)

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Postby tcward » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:11 pm

I mean, I guess some people pronounce 'architect' [är'-kə-tĕkt], too... But I don't!

Interestingly, the 'official' pronunciation of that word is [är'-kĭ-tĕkt]...!

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Postby Spiff » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:53 am

So, Tim, are you confessing it's you who voted for "none of the above"?
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Postby tcward » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:21 am

Busted! ;)

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Postby sluggo » Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:43 pm

I just cast a NOTA vote since, at least in my schooling I remember hearing a double accent on 1 and 4 rather than 1 and 3, and the 4 was pronounced "lay" with a hard ch (ARK-ih-puh-LAÝ-go).

I have heard the 1/3 accent often, and I usually think of it as a Britishism.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:25 pm

(ARK-ih-puh-LAÝ-go).

Sacrilegious!

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Postby sluggo » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:21 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:
(ARK-ih-puh-LAÝ-go).

Sacrilegious!

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Postby portokalos » Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:40 am

Archi must be pronounced like thw word Archi-bishop.
Archi- pelagos :D
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Postby gailr » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:04 pm

sluggo wrote:
Brazilian dude wrote:
(ARK-ih-puh-LAÝ-go).

Sacrilegious!

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Not possible - it was a Catholic school!


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Postby Palewriter » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:20 am

Archi-bishop?

Do we call the inventor of the famous Bathtub Principle* Archie Medes? Nope. Is Jesus surrounded by Arch Angels? I certainly hope not.

For the record, it's arK-uh-PEH-luh-go in my book.


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Postby portokalos » Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:50 am

Αρχι-πέλαγος
Αρχι-επίσκοπος
Η Αρχή means start- premier-first to greeks.
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