Monday, May 20, 2013

Pronunciation Reminder

How to pronounce "euvoluntary," a quick reminder.

Say the following out loud:
  1. Turn
  2. U-Turn
Easy enough. Now try:
  1. Voluntary
  2. Euvoluntary
I know it looks silly like this, but I chronically mess up terms I only ever see in print. I was just shy of 30 before I learned how "coiffed" is pronounced. And just this last weekend, I heard alternate pronunciations of "Hobbesian." So, you know, I shouldn't make assumptions about how others might endeavor to utter a new word.

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