How do you pronounce superlative?

(117 Posts)
SarkyWench Thu 22-Nov-12 19:45:26

I think that ds1 has been taught this incorrectly.

1) super-LAY-tiv (to rhyme with "super native")
or
2) soo-PER-li-tiv

austenozzy Sat 24-Nov-12 21:25:57

*other day

Maryz Sat 24-Nov-12 21:26:20

Oh, dear. Yes, Mon-taaaj

Fuckit. There are no rules. I think what I say is just right though, that would solve it.

chinley Mon 26-Nov-12 21:14:28

Has hyperbole been mentioned yet?

For years I pronounced it HY-per-bowl.

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 21:41:55

Until I was about 25, I thought that banal was pronounced in a way that rhymed with anal.

bialystockandbloom Mon 26-Nov-12 21:45:22

Until I was about 18 I thought there was a word mizzled which meant being duped into thinking something erroneous.

Er, oh yes. Pretty similar to the meaning of misled then. blush

bialystockandbloom Mon 26-Nov-12 21:47:50

Sorry austenozzy but pmsl at 'bru-sk-etta' grin

chinley Mon 26-Nov-12 21:51:56

3b1g, I still think that! grin

How do you pronounce it then??

I'm notoriously awful when it comes to pronunciation.

lottiegarbanzo Mon 26-Nov-12 21:54:10

I know someone who pronounces banal thus 3b1g!

Also others who've thought that about misled (and ORrey for awry, as above). I think mizzle is fine, misty drizzle is it not?

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 21:55:37

Chinley: to rhyme with Carl.

lottiegarbanzo Mon 26-Nov-12 21:55:42

Maybe it's you chinley! It's ban-Ahhl, or more like b-nAhhl.

BOFingTheDude Mon 26-Nov-12 22:07:50

I'm not sure which would be more dispiriting: banal sex or anal sex.

chinley Mon 26-Nov-12 22:31:34

I think bANAL sounds better. Bahnaal sounds so poncy!

chinley Mon 26-Nov-12 22:33:42

Everything should be spelt how it sounds anyway methinks. The world would be a much better place.

SarkyWench Mon 26-Nov-12 22:52:06

Is that meth-inks?

AViewfromtheFridge Wed 28-Nov-12 16:33:39

Did anyone hear Steve Wright pronounce epitome epi-tome not once, but twice this afternoon on radio 2? Surely if you're broadcasting to the nation you should check these things!

singleWhiteMale Sun 09-Dec-12 23:03:05

There's an awful lot of skoodenfrood on this thread..

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