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How do i pronounce this word?

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LuckyLopez Thu 11-Jun-15 21:45:02

Prophetic?

I can hear all the sounds but I'm not sure where to put the emphasis. Needs to be right as I'm reading it aloud in public!

FatAli Thu 11-Jun-15 21:46:21

Pro-*fet*-ic

LuckyLopez Thu 11-Jun-15 21:47:01

Thank you smile

FatAli Thu 11-Jun-15 21:47:08

came out wrong - was trying to emphasise middle bit.

fustybritches Thu 11-Jun-15 21:51:30

May I ask one that's always bugged me?

Gamine.

Game-ine
Or
Game-een
?

leccybill Thu 11-Jun-15 21:51:55

Does it sort of rhyme with pathetic?

NB. Don't actually say pathetic.

AtomicDog Thu 11-Jun-15 22:02:47

fusty- Ga-meen. (well- I hope I'm saying it correctly!)

LookingForDave Thu 11-Jun-15 22:03:56

What about Dais?

LookingForDave Thu 11-Jun-15 22:04:30

Gam-een?

SaulGood Thu 11-Jun-15 22:05:55

It does rhyme with pathetic. Doesn't start with a 'pro' sound but a shorter 'pruh'. Sort of pruh-fettic. Listen here.

GiddyOnZackHunt Thu 11-Jun-15 22:06:16

Voile - never known how to say it blush

Dais I say die ass but I might be wrong

Pedestriana Thu 11-Jun-15 22:07:29

Anyone know how to pronounce Giclee (of art work/print)

SaulGood Thu 11-Jun-15 22:07:40

day iss

SaulGood Thu 11-Jun-15 22:08:46

zhee-clay

SaulGood Thu 11-Jun-15 22:10:25

Voile rhymes with soil but you can be a pretentious wanker and pronounce it vwharl if you like. grin

GiddyOnZackHunt Thu 11-Jun-15 22:18:13

Ah someone did that to me and I went "Wha.. oh yes" then doubted myself. Thanks smile

Pedestriana Fri 12-Jun-15 09:38:32

Thanks Saul - I was considering ordering one and would need to phone up and didn't want to sound like a twat. smile

Letmegetanamechange Fri 12-Jun-15 09:54:56

I have one, if I can butt in? Anise. We have a star anise herbal tea at work and every time I go through the flavours I say "ah-NEESE" but I'm sure I'm wrong!

Another I've just thought of which I asked DP about this morning- cenotaph. I'm so rubbish I actually thought it was cenoPATH until I googled how to spell it.

Is it pronounced sen-o-taff?

Sorry for my hijack!

FinnJuhl Fri 12-Jun-15 09:58:29

Yes to sen-o-taff and a-nees (I think!)

CocktailQueen Fri 12-Jun-15 10:01:37

Most online dictionaries have a pronunciation guide: see www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/gamine - click on the loudspeaker smile (obvs quietly if you're in an office...)

Apparently dais is pronounced 'dayss'. I didn't know that!!

elQuintoConyo Fri 12-Jun-15 10:10:41

Voile like soil? <faints>

Yes, prophetic = pathetic, emphasis on the 'fet'

I. Love. Pronunciation .

I only wish I could type in phonemes on my phone grin

LuckyLopez Fri 12-Jun-15 14:37:17

Most helpful, thanks everyone.

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