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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 19:29 | Message # 1711
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All you native Anglophones know that you can't read the words "Soviet Union" without sometimes hearing this in your head


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midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 19:58 | Message # 1712
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And Anglophones can't read the name "Uranus" without hearing...

Not only Anglophones have problems. In so many countries regardless of native tongue, they put the stress on the wrong syllable. It's the first syllable. The "a" is short.





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NovaSiliskoDate: Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 20:06 | Message # 1713
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If you wanna be totally correct, Oo-rih-nus
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 20:08 | Message # 1714
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Quote (midtskogen)
And Anglophones can't read the name "Uranus" without hearing...

Actually I can smile But that's probably because I'm so used to hearing it pronounced properly, and also the fact that it's a single word helps. If it was spelled Ur'anus or something then it would be a different story.

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If you wanna be totally correct, Oo-rih-nus

Nope

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The pronunciation of the name Uranus preferred among astronomers is /ˈjʊərənəs/ EWR-ə-nəs

This is what every professional astronomer I've ever heard has used.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 20:11
 
NovaSiliskoDate: Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 20:14 | Message # 1715
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Astronomers yeah, but IIRC Oorihnus is the original pronunciation. Can't remember where this was learned though so...

Edited by NovaSilisko - Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 20:14
 
midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 20:43 | Message # 1716
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but IIRC Oorihnus is the original pronunciation

What's the original pronunciation? Classical Greek Οὐρανός? Or latinised V̄rănus?

Most languages will use the local pronunciation of vowels and consonants, but still use the Latin stress (Greek didn't have a stress accent anyway), and the rules for stress in Latin are simple: The stress accent falls on the penult (second-last syllable) if it's short, on the antepenult (third-last) otherwise. In the case of Uranus the syllable is short: ă. Which causes some confusion, since the the a is long in the very common suffix -ānus indicating origin or appurtenance, such as in "humane" (hūmānus), "volcano" (u̯olcānus) etc. In English the penult is Uranus should be short as well, and English tends reduce unaccented short vowels into a sloppy schwa: ə.





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Edited by midtskogen - Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 20:53
 
SalvoDate: Tuesday, 10.09.2013, 21:37 | Message # 1717
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In italian the "u" is like "oo" in english, so I have no problems saying Uranus because i say it like "Ooranus" and not "U'ranus" biggrin

Meanwhile for me it's almost impossible to distinguish "tree" from "three", or to say "thought" because I say it like "thugth"





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midtskogenDate: Wednesday, 11.09.2013, 22:07 | Message # 1718
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No posts in nearly a day - uCoz issue again?

EDIT: Apparently not.





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Edited by midtskogen - Wednesday, 11.09.2013, 22:07
 
SalvoDate: Wednesday, 11.09.2013, 22:23 | Message # 1719
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uCoz issue again?


I thought the same thing but... nop.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 11.09.2013, 22:28 | Message # 1720
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No posts in nearly a day - uCoz issue again?

No, just a people not posting issue sad I've posted a few science/space related things, and a new challenge, but those things have historically generated very few replies, and aside from that no one has posted.

Oh, right, and I also posted that KSP video. Kinda surprised that no one commented on that given how much people usually like to talk about KSP.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Wednesday, 11.09.2013, 22:30
 
WatsisnameDate: Thursday, 12.09.2013, 02:13 | Message # 1721
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I've just been busier than usual, also been searching for some good nebulae for Harb's latest challenge. smile




 
NovaSiliskoDate: Thursday, 12.09.2013, 03:39 | Message # 1722
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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 12.09.2013, 05:32 | Message # 1723
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bahahahahaha biggrin good one





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Joey_PenguinDate: Thursday, 12.09.2013, 21:57 | Message # 1724
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When do you think Space Engine will implement these?




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Edited by Joey_Penguin - Thursday, 12.09.2013, 21:58
 
SalvoDate: Thursday, 12.09.2013, 22:23 | Message # 1725
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When do you think Space Engine will implement these?


Definitely 2020.

Anyway, if I was on space I would probably spend the day playing with water or making things rotate with no-gravity biggrin





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Edited by Salvo - Thursday, 12.09.2013, 22:26
 
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