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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:03 am 
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In a whimsical mood but curious.

Is it lyre or lear?

Is it like a sitter of Lyro?

Or like a flux capcitor? (pronounced like Doofenshmirtz would)

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Good question. :D

I'll give several ways of writing the pronunciation:
Lyre-Awe-Sitter
Laï-Roh-Zi-Ter
Lye-Raw-Zi-Ter
Lie-Rohs-Y-Ter

That's my favorite way of pronouncing it, but several people prefer Li-Ros-Iter. Feel free to pronounce the way you prefer, though.

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I assumed it was like the words "Lie row sitter". I think it is similar to "Li-Ros-Iter" except with a sort of 'w' after the 'ro' (row). In other words saying O the way you do when the letter is alone.

I can't make out the pronunciation guide there because I don't know how "Lyre" or "Laï" or "Zi" would be pronounced, nor do I know which of the four is supposed to be the preferred one. I need these sorts of things shown in regular words...

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In which language, Ehren?

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I always pronounce it in my head as "Lee-Row-Sitter".

It's a mix of everything...

Lee Jeans or Levis Jeans: sound for the 1st syllable just like any Frenchman would pronounce the "Ly" seeing it.

Row just like we pronounce it in French with a germanic "r" except with the "o" sound of the English word "row". In French, the "o" is more open, we need the letters "au" or "eau" to make it a close sound "o".

Sitter just like we pronounce it in English

I'm too assimilated. I'm mixing the sounds of the 2 languages

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In Pythonese it's pronounced Throatwarblermangrove.

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I always say it as "Lie ROSS it or"

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:21 am 
I've always pronounced it as lie-ROW-si-tor, where 'si' has a short 'i', like in 'sit'.


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Funny ... :D

Lye-raw (more short like in water) -siter or Li (more short like in virgo or Byzantine) -raw-siter --> the 'i' in siter is short ...

I also like the short version --> Lye-ros ... :)

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Most of my friends actually call me Lyros (Lie-Ross) or Ly (Lie), although it can get a bit confusing when Lyrobot is in the same Age. :)

Lyrositor is actually the converted form of "Lyrositeur" in French (which doesn't mean anything either); I don't think that form has any ambiguities associated with it, but it's pronounced very differently from the English version.

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AH... this thread is relevant to me! mostly because whenever i see Lyrositor and i start to pronounce it, my brain automatically just says "Nope! Its pronounced listerol."... which i'm pretty sure if a cancer drug.

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HarveyMidnight wrote:
I always say it as "Lie ROSS it or"

I agree

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I think of "interocitor, also spelled interositor" from the 1955 movie "This Island Earth".


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I have it on a good authority from a dear friend of mine whose name is Anna Hahn that the first syllable is meant to be pronounced as Lie (as in an untruth). The emphasis is on the second syllable, which I pronounce as Raw (as in uncooked). The third syllable is Zit (as in acne). The fourth is Ore (as in unrefined metal), though it runs back onto the third syllable a bit (the "t" sound could be attributed to either one of the syllables).

Anyway, that's just what she told me.


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To go off topic in my own thread, the Mystery Science Theater version of This Island Earth is, of course, fabulous.

And now that I think of it, TIE is reminiscent of the whole D'ni story.

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