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awardinary
post Feb 28 2021, 06:04 PM
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While we wait for the BJSC 132 results to take place later this evening, I thought I would pick up on a running conversation some of us were having during the listenthrough earlier in the week. The question is how to correctly pronounce your country name.

Having found a free and easy to use “Text to Speech” website, I was able to get a correct pronunciation of my country name;

Zanmatony [zan-matt-oh-ny]

I also checked the pronunciation of the current host,

Danæviia [Dan-eye-via]

Have a go at entering your country name into this search box and see if the pronunciation is what you expected it to be;



https://wideo.co/text-to-speech/
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:09 PM
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POPHub [Win-ners]
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:13 PM
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Well I can confirm that the website is WRONG and it's pronounced Dan-ayy-via biggrin.gif ayy like the letter A that is. tongue.gif
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:15 PM
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Mine says Air Roach. come on surviving the apocalypse!!
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:18 PM
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They pronounced Rolloland correctly. It's Rollo rhyming with Hollow, not like Rolo chocolates.
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:36 PM
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Beaver, like the animal, and donia, as in a land made of dough, pronounced, doe-knee-ah
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE(✖ leww ✖ @ Feb 28 2021, 06:15 PM) *
Mine says Air Roach. come on surviving the apocalypse!!

Is yours not Air-rock? ohmy.gif
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Feb 28 2021, 06:41 PM) *
Is yours not Air-rock? ohmy.gif

that's how i intended it! but not according to wardy's text-to-speech laugh.gif
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:43 PM
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I've always pronounced mine Flow-ta-veek, I think that is right but I'm not 100% sure.

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post Feb 28 2021, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE(✖ leww ✖ @ Feb 28 2021, 06:42 PM) *
that's how i intended it! but not according to wardy's text-to-speech laugh.gif

Oh I see!!! Just tried mine through that and apparently I have been contradicted. It should be F. L. Jot-a-vick
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:46 PM
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I feel like mine is pretty simple, but: All-tear (as in that which you cry) Mew-knee-Linst.

The speech thing seems to go for: Al-tear (as in to rip something) Moo-knee-linst which is very wrong.
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:48 PM
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The text to speech said mine sort of correctly although slightly weirdly (too much emphasis on 'seph' and not enough on 'ni'). At least it didn't say 'phone'. x (edit: actually after replaying it it kind of does say 'phone', I take that back)

(it gets it right if you put in 'Persephone a' instead xx)
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:54 PM
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The German voice on that is closest to how it is pronounced with the exception that the R in Áskorza is a tapped R, as in Scottish English, but otherwise it’s fairly good
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post Feb 28 2021, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE(✖ leww ✖ @ Feb 28 2021, 06:15 PM) *
Mine says Air Roach. come on surviving the apocalypse!!

[Air-rosh]
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post Feb 28 2021, 07:05 PM
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The Greek woman (I'm assuming it was meant to be Greek) was the closest for mine: cad-a-lee-see-ya
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post Feb 28 2021, 07:09 PM
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The website does mine almost correctly if it wasn't for the mispronounced Ü.

It's Vool-kee-ree-ah not Voll-kee-ree-ah.
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post Feb 28 2021, 07:12 PM
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for some time now i’ve been desperate to know how exactly ‘singerpurear’ is pronounced

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post Feb 28 2021, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE(✖ leww ✖ @ Feb 28 2021, 06:15 PM) *
Mine says Air Roach. come on surviving the apocalypse!!


Clearly it is air - och (like thr ch in chair) - ey??
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post Feb 28 2021, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE(jakee @ Feb 28 2021, 07:12 PM) *
for some time now i’ve been desperate to know how exactly ‘singerpurear’ is pronounced

@popchartfreak


It's a warping of Singapore into Singer-Pure-Ear, as in I'm all ears when it comes to listening to music laugh.gif
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post Feb 28 2021, 07:31 PM
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QUOTE(✖ leww ✖ @ Feb 28 2021, 06:15 PM) *
Mine says Air Roach. come on surviving the apocalypse!!


...and yet in my head it's the very very classy Air-rosh, as in roche moutonnees, French-sounding and ice-age features (ie cool) laugh.gif
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