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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:09 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. :)


LMAO, it's a southern thing, I'm from backwoods Georgia and pronounced it the same way  :oops:

But I ALWAYS  mispronouce names in fantasy books and when I look them up feel embarrased.   :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:54 pm 
 

How do you say Acaeum?

I, the Wrongulin, have ever pronounced it

Ah - Kah - Eh - Um

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:35 pm 
 

Old_Sardul wrote:How do you say Acaeum?

I, the Wrongulin, have ever pronounced it

Ah - Kah - Eh - Um


That's they way I have always said it


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:21 pm 
 

You say uh-KAY-um and I say Ack -ee -um, uh-Kay-um, Ack-ee-um..yeah you get the picture..  :)

Me: Acne-um, uh A-ca-emu, um.. Ah-c-a-mum
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:29 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Me: Yep Ac-a-memnon, Geeks Rule, where's my dice?


I think you mean Greeks rule. :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:37 pm 
 

Seriously, no one read the FAQ?  :) Foul's feelings are going to be hurt ...

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:52 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote: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".

Personally, I pronounce it like "Aaaah!" "Kay" "umm".

The soft 'c' just looks wrong for an English word.  I might even go with a "ch" sound there, if I was feeling Italian.

For Latin, it's not clear what to do with the 3-vowel cluster in the middle of the word.  Let's assume it's a digraph* 'ae', followed by a 'u', and not some bizarre triphthong "aeu":

*wikipedia wrote:In Latin it represents the diphthong [ai], which in Vulgar Latin was monophthongized to [ɛ]; in medieval manuscripts the digraph was frequently replaced by the ligature æ.


The other vowels lack diacritics and must be assumed to be short.  So my vote goes for:

UH-SIGH-UM (quite like "asylum", but without the "l")

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

My wife usually says, "Keith, you know you're still logged onto Uh-say-ee-ah-um-ah-fuck-it."


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:41 pm 
 

I've pretty much used the "Uh-Kay-Um" pronunciation too, until I saw the FAQ...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:17 pm 
 

I try to remember the FAQ pronunciation but I still have a tendency to go with Ah-KAY-Um.  :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:19 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
For Latin, it's not clear what to do with the 3-vowel cluster in the middle of the word.  Let's assume it's a digraph* 'ae', followed by a 'u', and not some bizarre triphthong "aeu":


Actually, there is a good example - this is the word that I always thought was the inspiration for Acaeum.

Athenaeum (ath-e-nee-uhm)  

1) an institution for the promotion of literary or scientific learning.

2) a library or reading room.


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/athenaeum


(Just think:  Soft "C"  :)  . . . like Caesar )


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:23 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:My wife usually says, "Keith, you know you're still logged onto Uh-say-ee-ah-um-ah-fuck-it."


Yes, that's it, you are right, I know that sort of pronunciation very well :lol:

But for me it is " Ah - Kah - Eh - Um"...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:47 pm 
 

The site pronunciation will be changed in the next update.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:59 pm 
 

I disagree with the "official" statement.

I know of no latin word starting with "Ac" in which the C is soft. It's always hard.

So I pronounce it as if it were Latin: ah-KAY-um.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:58 pm 
 

le Rahib wrote:
But for me it is " Ah - Kah - Eh - Um"...


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:02 am 
 

Old_Sardul wrote:How do you say Acaeum?

I, the Wrongulin, have ever pronounced it

Ah - Kah - Eh - Um


That's the way I've been pronouncing it... how about a poll?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:18 am 
 

again: i have studied latin for 5 years...

as frank said the "C" has not to be pronounced soft...
the "AE" has to be pronounced "eh" (open)...

therefore if you want to follow latin rules of prononciation it should be:

AH - KEH - UM


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:08 am 
 

FoulFoot wrote:The site pronunciation will be changed in the next update.


Hold your ground, Scott, and don't give in to the Dark Side of dead-language reality:  after all, can we actually validate how the Romans pronounced any given word, back in the day (where's that 83rd level cleric to cast Speak with Dead for us?!) :D :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:48 am 
 

grodog wrote:
Hold your ground, Scott, and don't give in to the Dark Side of dead-language reality:  after all, can we actually validate how the Romans pronounced any given word, back in the day (where's that 83rd level cleric to cast Speak with Dead for us?!) :D :D


Actually, Latin grammar, including verb conjugation, is thoroughly addressed in a documentary titled "Life of Brian".   :)

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:08 pm 
 

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