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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:26 pm 
 

With Gen Con approaching, one burning question exists.  

If you were to say "I'm here for the Acaeum gathering", how do you say Acaeum?


Try spelling your pronounciation dictionary style (don't forget to show which syllable is accented...if you pronounce it as having multiple syllables, that is), without reading anyone else's reply.  I'd like to see just how many utterly different takes there are on it.   :D

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:40 pm 
 

"uh-SAY-um," apparently (which is always how I said it in my head)

http://www.acaeum.com/frontdesk/faq.html#25

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:59 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:"uh-SAY-um," apparently (which is always how I said it in my head)

http://www.acaeum.com/frontdesk/faq.html#25


Wow!  I never noticed that before.  I have always said it:  A-see-UM.

I've talked to a few other members in person and they seem to pronounce it the same way.

I can't change now . . .  :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:02 am 
 

I don't pronounce it, because its not a word. Its just letters thrown together, so I guess, if I had to pronounce it... Ah Kay Eee Umm.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:18 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:I have always said it:  A-see-UM.


That's how I pronounce it too but in Canada we would spell it: EH-see-UM.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:38 am 
 



Somehow, looking at the way it's pronounced in the FAQ section, Foghorn Leghorn (with his Southern accent) just popped into my mind . . . . :)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:57 am 
 

i would say ay-see-um

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:22 am 
 

If you pronounce Acaeum correctly three times while looking into a mirror, bclarkie jumps out of it and skins your ass raw.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:50 am 
 

evl wrote:If you pronounce Acaeum correctly three times while looking into a mirror, bclarkie jumps out of it and skins your ass raw.


actually no, he will report you :)



  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:57 am 
 

well, actually it should have a different pronociation since it is a (fantasy) latin word... i would pronounce it: a-ce-um


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:36 am 
 

evl wrote:If you pronounce Acaeum correctly three times while looking into a mirror, bclarkie jumps out of it and skins your ass raw.


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

No offense to bclarkie. But rarely do I ever read something that makes me laugh out loud hard. Usually a chuckle, but nothing like that.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:42 am 
 

scribe wrote:
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

No offense to bclarkie. But rarely do I ever read something that makes me laugh out loud hard. Usually a chuckle, but nothing like that.  :lol:


Hey thats not very nice, either of you. :oops:  :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:47 am 
 

I've always said "ah SAY uhn" too, and though I don't recall reading the FAQ before I probably did back when the site launched.  It's always fun talking to RJK or Paul or others, since we all pronounce it differently :D


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mordrin wrote:With Gen Con approaching, one burning question exists.  

If you were to say "I'm here for the Acaeum gathering", how do you say Acaeum?


Try spelling your pronounciation dictionary style (don't forget to show which syllable is accented...if you pronounce it as having multiple syllables, that is), without reading anyone else's reply.  I'd like to see just how many utterly different takes there are on it.   :D


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:52 am 
 

I've always used a hard 'K' sound, i.e: "uh-KAY-um". But I'm from Arkansas, so take that with a grain of salt. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:53 am 
 

khartsfield wrote:I've always used a hard 'K' sound, i.e: "uh-KAY-um". But I'm from Arkansas, so take that with a grain of salt. :)


Well, I am from Pittsburgh and thats how I have always pronounced it. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:13 am 
 

Okay (and I know this is for fun . . . but on a more technical note) - the Acaeum is supposed to be a "mock" latin sounding work.  It is spelled with the vowel dipthong "ae".  This sound is pronounced with a Long E as in "He" or ""Me"   or "Caesar".

The "AE" vowel dipthong is also sometimes pronounced with an "I" as is "Dry" or "My".  I believe this is more of the "classical way it was pronounced with the Church latin having given it the Long E sound.  Thus, Aeneas (Greek Hero) should be pronounced "I-Ne-us".

The "C" is not hard like a "K" as it is followed by an "E" sound (or an "I").  English follows latin in this regard - "e" and "i" and the "AE" dipthong after produce a soft "C"  (which is pronouned with an "S" sound". )  Thus . . . "EH-see-UM".

An "a" "o" or "u" after a C produce a hard "C" or "K" sound.    But, again, the AE together is not the same as an "a"  (just like with Caesar).



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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:21 am 
 

ah-SEE-um

Although, when I first heard of the site, I read it as ah-KAY-um.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:28 am 
 

Well, I was pronouncing it "eh-say-um" at the beginning of Gen Con last year, but everybody else was using a hard-k, so I gave up and went along with the crowd.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:31 am 
 

I'm English. Its our language  :lol:

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