Hi Judith, I know you from sca-cooks.
Is it pronounced the Spanish way (ess-TRAY-ah) or the Italian way (ess-
TRELL-lah)? Or is there a third option that I haven't even considered?>>
In the East, it's usually pronounced the Italian way, but very few of us actually go to it, so we could be pronouncing it wrong.
SKAY-dee-an or SKAH-dee-an?>>
SKAY-dee-an, but I've also heard SCA pronounced as "SKAH" as in "How long have you been SCA?"
KED-rick or SED-rick? (I've heard both, by people who were named
Cedric, so I have to ask.) Okay, it's not really an SCA question, but
it's been on my mind, and I know there are linguists here.>>
For what it's worth, I've never heard Ked-rick, and part of me wonders if people are modeling it on Kel-tic as opposed to the basketball team.
CARE-ee-ah-doc; CAR-ee-ah-doc; car-EYE-a-doc? You know, that highly
accomplished Mohammedan chap who knows pretty much everything, as far
as I've been able to determine.>>
Mostly I hear, and I call him, Kuh-RYE-uh-doc, but I have heard some people pronounce it as Carry-a-doc.? He's never corrected my pronunciation, and people who camp with him at Pennsic pronounce it the same way I do.? He's a very nice person to hang out with, by the way; I love it when he walks up to you in the marketplace and asks if you would like to hear a story, and then tells you a lovely period tale.
I said "SKOTT-ish" once and was upbraided within an inch of my life by
a man who was highly offended that I hadn't pronounced it as "SHOTT-
ish." Help a sister out. How is this pronounced, in Period? Was he
just having me on?>>
No idea how it would have been pronounce din period, and I've never heard anything but SKOTTish.
Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
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