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cabinetman 06-29-2012 08:18 AM

How Do You Pronounce This Word?
 
I was watching Auction Kings and they had up for auction a Calliope (musical instrument). Growing up I became accustomed to pronounce it totally different than they did on the show. I understand there can be two pronunciations. So, answer the poll if you will.







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GeorgeC 06-29-2012 09:20 AM

Pronunciation
The pronunciation of the word 'calliope' has long been disputed. The Greek muse by the same name is pronounced /kəˈl.əp/ kə-LY-ə-pee, but the instrument was generally pronounced /ˈkli.p/ KAL-ee-ohp. A nineteenth century magazine, Reedy's Mirror, attempted to settle the dispute by publishing this rhyme:[4]
Proud folk stare after me,Call me Calliope;Tooting joy, tooting hope,I am the calliope.This, in turn, came from a poem by Vachel Lindsay, called "The Kallyope Yell," [sic][5] in which Lindsay uses both pronunciations

cabinetman 06-29-2012 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeC (Post 351316)
Pronunciation

Which way do you pronounce it?





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Shop Dad 06-29-2012 10:46 AM

I studied music in college and learned it as "kal - lie - opee" (thusly voted).

Bradabernethy 06-29-2012 11:36 AM

As above is correct..but I would break it down as
Cal-lie-Owe-Pee (phonetically)

GeorgeC 06-29-2012 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cabinetman (Post 351329)

kə-LY-ə-pee

George

cabinetman 06-29-2012 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bradabernethy (Post 351360)
As above is correct..but I would break it down as
Cal-lie-Owe-Pee (phonetically)

I thought it was close enough.





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ArmedFerret 06-29-2012 08:04 PM

"Circus Piano"

But only because that's how I roll. :thumbsup:


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