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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2012, 09:25:43 AM »
I never even would have thought to call it "Ply-knee."  But since you can't get it here, it's never been an issue.

What I would like to know is how are you supposed to pronounce Duvel?
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2012, 09:58:58 AM »
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2012, 10:14:29 AM »
Accent on which syllable?

I've heard it both ways.  Due-VEL and DUE-vel.

I tend to go for Due-VEL.  For no particular reason...  But I always feel like maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2012, 10:21:48 AM »
Due-vel

I've heard both DOO-vƏl and doo-VELL. I believe the first is the proper pronunciation, but I have a hard time shaking my French and usually say the latter.
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2012, 10:31:54 AM »
Due-vel

I've heard both DOO-vƏl...

That's pretty accurate, but if you want to be picky, the "OO" is a sound that isn't in the English language. The best way I can think to describe it is it's somewhere between "UH" and "OO" but focused just behind the teeth.

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2012, 10:41:10 AM »
Due-vel

I've heard both DOO-vƏl...

That's pretty accurate, but if you want to be picky, the "OO" is a sound that isn't in the English language. The best way I can think to describe it is it's somewhere between "UH" and "OO" but focused just behind the teeth.

Like the french tu?
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2012, 11:01:19 AM »
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2012, 12:17:51 PM »
When I found out that Pliny comes from Plinius it made a lot more sense. Otherwise I would have thought it was PLY-knee myself.

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2012, 12:23:03 PM »
I guess education just isn't what it used to be.  I learned it as "Plinny" way back in 1968. 
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2012, 01:13:50 PM »
I guess education just isn't what it used to be.  I learned it as "Plinny" way back in 1968.

I'm suprised you can remember 1968. ;)
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2012, 01:26:40 PM »
Being the volcano groupie that I am, I've spent quite a bit of time studying the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius.  Pliny the Younger gives an eyewitness account of the eruption, which includes a description of the death of his uncle, Pliny the Elder.

Until today, I never have heard of it being pronounced "ply knee."  I've always heard it spoken as rhyming with Vinnie.   

I mean, come on guys...  Can you really hear some Italian guy saying, "Yo, Ply Knee!"
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2012, 01:31:50 PM »
I just can't bring myself to say "plin-knee"...sounds like I'm ordering a Zima or something.

An wtf with saying apricot like "ape-ri-cot"?  :P

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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2012, 01:33:44 PM »
Being the volcano groupie that I am, I've spent quite a bit of time studying the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius.  Pliny the Younger gives an eyewitness account of the eruption, which includes a description of the death of his uncle, Pliny the Elder.

Until today, I never have heard of it being pronounced "ply knee."  I've always heard it spoken as rhyming with Vinnie.   

I mean, come on guys...  Can you really hear some Italian guy saying, "Yo, Ply Knee!"
I'm with you Carl.

Shin, win, fin, thin. Logically, the pronunciation of Plin follows.

It's not spelled Pliney, after all.

And Vesuvius erupted on August 24th, which just happens to be my birthday.  So I've spent a bit of time reading about it, too.
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Re: Just sayin
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2012, 03:16:52 PM »
I appreciate the pronunciation correction and the middle school history refresher, but the grammar police are sure writing lots of tickets today. They'd lead you to believe the English language has consistent pronunciation rules!

Vinnie is short for Vincent or Vicenzo and gets an extra 'n.' Why not Pliny?

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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2012, 04:06:32 PM »
I appreciate the pronunciation correction and the middle school history refresher, but the grammar police are sure writing lots of tickets today. They'd lead you to believe the English language has consistent pronunciation rules!

Vinnie is short for Vincent or Vicenzo and gets an extra 'n.' Why not Pliny?

Guess you need to jump into the TARDIS, go back in time and ask the Plinys for yourself.  A two millenium old traditon is pretty hard to refute.  And I believe Pliny comes from Latin, not English.
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