Justin Grubbs (the_purple_knight) says: I have a question. Is ur-gerbil pronounced like urchin or uruguay?
Chris Brunner (cjbrunner) says: Uhh... I think I just learned that I've been pronouncing Uruguay wrong for many years now.
Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says: . . . ditto.
Daniel Ross (nentuaby) says:
It's oo-roo-gwy, but if you say yoo-roo(/rah)-gway don't sweat it that much... That's basically the English language name, it's less like asking for a plate of fa-gee-tas than like calling deutschland 'germany.'
As for the prefix ur-... I honestly have no clue. I looked it up in no less than three dictionaries, and for some maddening reason none of them had pronunciation guides. It's from German, though, so let that guide you if it means anything to you.
Leon Arnott (l) says:
"Heavy Petting Zoo: Nice chicks, Shaenon. Heavy petting only 50c?
Infinite Buffet: If I were Mr. Barker, I'd hesitate, too. Is that dave, about sixth back in line?
Self-portrait: No, you are not adorable. You are cute. An evil cartoonist should know the difference."
--Ed Wells, 19 Nov. 2001.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says:
Look at it this way: One era has ended.
Now another begins.
Matt Katinas (nidoking) says:
Hey, that IS the Narbonic cast in line!
Tiff Hudson (tiff_hudson) says:
1) The hedgehog IS cute -- Cuteness Personified!!
2) That's Dave in line all right, with Mel and Helen. The girl behind him looks suspiciously like his college girlfriend.
3) Is that Dave Barker standing between Shaenon and Andrew? If so, that sad expression on Andrew's face may not result entirely from the propect of being consumed.
Edwin Quantrall (reynard) says:
"Aren't I adorable?"
Yes. Yes, you are. (At least *I* think so...)
Rachel (admiralshazbot) says:
"If you want to pronounce the prefix correctly, you will have to pronounce it 'oor-', like in 'moor' or 'boor'."
Source: some guy on Google Answers.
It seems I've been pronouncing it incorrectly in my brain--I always thought it rhymed with "fur."Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!
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