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Pronunciations Of Astronomy Terms

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You're probably correct :D

Do you know what country it is from? I would guess Eastern Europe?

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I believe is from the eastern areas somewhere... deepest darkest Essex ;-)

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Not quite an astronomy term but I am looking forward to discovering how to pronounce Nik Szymanek (he'll be our neighbor at the SW Astro Fair this weekend).

Its pronounced 'Sha mon ek'.

Regards

Kevin

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Names with a lot of s's and z's are usually Hungarian, like my friend Ed Szaszi, or my co-worker whose name began Sza.... Or, come to think of it, Zsa Zsa.

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What about Syzygy when the sun, earth, and moon or planet are in line.

Pronunciation of.?

Ron. :D

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What about Syzygy when the sun, earth, and moon or planet are in line.

Pronunciation of.?

Ron. :D

Oh Dear!! :D

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According to my Webster's:

syzygy, n., (Size-uh-gee) Word used by crossword puzzle writers to finish off difficult blocks in solutions.

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one thats got me recently is Pleiades...

Anyone able to help me out? lol

at the moment I'm saying it as "plee-aides" but I dont know if that's correct.

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Assuming the spelling is reasonably accurate, the greek dipthong ei is pronounced like the ei in weight so I reckon the first syllable would be said as "play". The vowel a in greek (when not in a dipthong) is like the a in "father" so I reckon pleiades would be pronounced as Play-ar-des (with the last syllable sounding almost like dears).

Sam

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I say (probably incorrectly) Ply - a - dees...

Another one over here!

I have another one - Robin Scagell? Never heard it said.

Andrew

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I'll go along with Talitha's pronoucation, Sam's seems Scottish in sound.

That's the problem with trying to nail these pronunciations as there is so many variations of how we pronounce vowels across the english speaking world. :)

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