OT: pronounciation [was: list index()]

Paddy paddy3118 at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 31 22:24:15 CEST 2007

On Aug 31, 11:19 am, Tim Golden <m... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> Tim Golden wrote:
> > Erik Max Francis wrote:
> >> Paddy wrote:
> >>> I say the 'oll' in troll like the 'ol' in frolic, and pronounce roll
> >>> and role similarly.
> >>> My accent is probably from the East Midlands of the UK, but is not
> >>> pronounced.
> >> _Troll_ and _frolic_ aren't pronounced with the same "o" sound in any
> >> accent I've ever heard of.  Which you pronounce _boat_ and _bot_ the
> >> same way, too?
> > [Amusingly contemplating a trolling war about the pronunciation of "troll"]
> > Well they sound the same in my more-or-less South London accent.
> > I can't write those funny phonetic symbols (and I hate to
> > imagine the Unicode encoding hoops I'd have to jump through
> > to make them readable anyway) but both "o"s sound short to me.
> > Like "bot" rather than "boat" using your example.
> Since we're talking... I'm still a little startled when I listen
> to some of the excellent webcasts that are being produced these
> days (showmedo.com and friends) and hear American voices pronounce
> Python... well, the way they do, with the stress and something of a
> drawl on the second syllable. I'm sure it's just as amusing the other
> way round: we pronounce it with the stress on the first syllable and
> the characteristic short vowel sound in the second.
> (Something like: Pie'thun).

The only true way of pronouncing Python (the computing language), is
the way it is done at the beginning of Monty Pythons Flying Circus of
course :-)

Your right, the American way does make me pause.

- Paddy.

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