Re: [Asatru-U] On-topic discussion of pronounciation
- In a message dated 6/28/2002 4:34:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Now that I've tossed this out there, and admitted my waffality on theWell, I agree that many pronunciations of words and names from dead languages
> topic, what do yins think?
are possible, and vary according to one's nationality and home language.
Besides that, everyone has the freedom to say these things they way he or she
wants, but I think that most people would prefer to say things in the same
way as a majority of people around them are doing. And the trouble with
newbies is that few have a chance to hear those around them pronounce the
things because they're isolated.
If we can find good pronunciation sites to point people to, that's fine. If
not, we can devise them ourselves (I'll volunteer unless someone has already
done this -- it seems like I've seen one or two good pronunciation tables
posted on lists.) Of course, anything that we put forward should have layers
of disclaimers saying what I've said above, that there is no absolute "right"
way to adhere to. Would that do?
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