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post #1 of 8 Old 06-29-2012, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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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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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
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Which way do you pronounce it?





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I studied music in college and learned it as "kal - lie - opee" (thusly voted).
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As above is correct..but I would break it down as
Cal-lie-Owe-Pee (phonetically)
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Which way do you pronounce it?










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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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But only because that's how I roll.
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