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cuirass, how to pronounce?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:44 am
by Dragon Master
Any ideas, the dictionary.com thing didn't help. Could someone spell how it sounds.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:24 am
by Glencaer
According to m-w.com, it is kwi-ras or kyu-ras, which would be like "cure-as s"

-Lenny

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/cuirass

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:26 am
by TheOrk
Glencaer wrote:According to m-w.com, it is kwi-ras or kyu-ras, which would be like "cure-Megablocks"

-Lenny

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/cuirass


Where does "blocks" come into that? Were you refering to a donkey of some sort instead? :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:47 am
by JoshWedin
Lenny is correct. Cure-"donkey" is the proper pronunciation. :)

Josh

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:04 am
by JPinoy
I always pronounced it "key-yu-ri-as"

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:58 am
by Glencaer
JPinoy wrote:I always pronounced it "key-yu-ri-as"


I would say you're adding at least one extra syllabel into the word, I mean, where would "ri" come from? It is "cuirass," not cuirea ss. ;)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:53 am
by TwoTonic Knight
Kwi-ras or kyu-ras. The "r" should be part of the "-a-s-s". Those suggesting more than two syllables are incorrect. Those suggesting the "r" is part of the first syllable are incorrect.

Edit in: The auto-censor is working a little toooooo hard. :D

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:43 pm
by Scnicker
I pronounce it as "cure-e a-s-s".

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:43 am
by carlos
you could hear the pronunciation with the talkany.