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#918250 - 06/22/05 12:18 PM Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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Piano-is it properly pronounced pee-anne-oh, or pee-on-oh?

Pianist-is it properly pronounced with the emphasis on PI or AN?

Hey, just for the fun of it! :rolleyes:

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#918251 - 06/23/05 01:35 AM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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I think it just depends on what part of the world you're from.

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#918252 - 07/27/05 03:14 PM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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Oh, right. :p
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#918253 - 07/29/05 06:38 AM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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Well I got a question I could easily look it up in a dic. but just for fun, how do you spell accompiniament? is it accompaniest, accompanyist i mean accompany vs accompanist two diffent words with same stem. is it accompan..something any good spellers out there that can be the definitive source for remembering this difficult (well for me over 8 years) of accompanying
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#918254 - 08/01/05 03:01 PM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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#918255 - 08/02/05 07:59 PM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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#918256 - 08/03/05 08:47 AM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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#918257 - 08/11/05 02:43 AM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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This Californian's pronunciation:


For spelling it's accompany, accompanist and accompaniment. Looks wrong but it's right.

#918258 - 02/22/06 12:45 PM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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The Dutch pronounciation :p :

Piano - pee-AAAAA-no
Pianist - pee-aaa-NIST

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#918259 - 02/22/06 02:10 PM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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Speaking of trying to pronounce musical terms and accompaniment[/b], I can't say that word for the life of me. It is so embarrassing as a piano teacher explaining it to a student and I can't even say it! I get all tongue-tied.

Any other musical terms that are difficult to pronounce?


Here in traditional bonafide hillbilly country, piano may pronounced something like:

pee-yan-ee (or)
pee-yan-er \:\)

I don't think the word pianist would even be attempted. Someone might say, "This kind (man or lady) is gunna play the pee-yan-ee for ya all!" Or "Would you (sir or ma'm) come up here and play the pee-yan-ee for these kind folks?"

#918260 - 02/22/06 05:18 PM Re: Piano/Pianist-Pronunciation
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I come from Astraya (australia) where our pronunciation of many words needs to be fixed but I have to say it's p-YAN-oh and P-an-ist.
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