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#2000167 - 12/16/12 08:31 AM How do you pronounce Gymnopedie?
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As the subject suggests, I'm wondering, what is the correct pronunciation of the word Gymnopedie? I've heard it a couple of different ways and I was wondering if there's an accepted or correct pronunciation?

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#2000169 - 12/16/12 08:37 AM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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I googled 'Gymnopédie pronunciation' and got this

http://www.forvo.com/word/gymnop%C3%A9die/
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#2000178 - 12/16/12 09:09 AM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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To heck with that... how do you pronounce "Gnossienne" ? laugh
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#2000201 - 12/16/12 10:42 AM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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Peyton you could have figured that out yourself :-)
http://www.forvo.com/search/gnossienne/fr/


Edited by wouter79 (12/16/12 10:43 AM)
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#2000261 - 12/16/12 01:42 PM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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Well, I'll be danged...it's a hard G. Thanks wouter. Good site.
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#2000266 - 12/16/12 01:51 PM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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Did fizikisto see our "themed Recital" wink

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#2000268 - 12/16/12 01:51 PM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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I didn't know you pronounced the "G" either lol wink


Edited by wayne33yrs (12/16/12 01:52 PM)

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#2000367 - 12/16/12 06:20 PM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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Heh Gounod (Ave Maria) caused similar problems.

Goronud was what I came up with when its Gur'no

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#2000395 - 12/16/12 07:02 PM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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Just say "Gym" and "No pennies". Then change the 'n's in pennies to 'd's. Peddies.

Then say Gymnopeddies.

Then, to get super fancy, you can pronounce the 'Gym' part like 'Zsa Zsa' Gabor.

Say it...Zzzschgym. 'Zsa Zsa', ....Zzzschgym.

Zzzschgym-no-peddies.

Zzzschgymnopeddie.

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#2000405 - 12/16/12 07:27 PM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: mr_super-hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Just say "Gym" and "No pennies". Then change the 'n's in pennies to 'd's. Peddies.

Then say Gymnopeddies.

Then, to get super fancy, you can pronounce the 'Gym' part like 'Zsa Zsa' Gabor.

Say it...Zzzschgym. 'Zsa Zsa', ....Zzzschgym.

Zzzschgym-no-peddies.

Zzzschgymnopeddie.


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#2000590 - 12/17/12 06:56 AM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: mr_super-hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky


Then, to get super fancy, you can pronounce the 'Gym' part like 'Zsa Zsa' Gabor.

Say it...Zzzschgym. 'Zsa Zsa', ....Zzzschgym.

Zzzschgym-no-peddies.

Zzzschgymnopeddie.


Close, and nice try, but no cigar..."zsa" has an "ah" sound in it at the end...which would mean that "gym" is pronounced like "zzzchahm", when what you really want is "zzzchim", which rhymes with "shim" (more or less)...so that the word in totality would be "zzzchim-no-peed-dies" ...n'est pas?

Edited to add that I personally prefer the syllabification: gym-nop-a-dee, even though it apparently is not the usual or standard...


Edited by TrapperJohn (12/17/12 08:40 AM)
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#2000594 - 12/17/12 07:15 AM Re: How do you pronounce Gymnopedie? [Re: fizikisto]
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In my ears the first G sounds more like a c (as in cube).
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