OT: pronounciation [was: list index()]

Neil Cerutti horpner at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 4 12:44:27 CEST 2007

On 2007-08-31, Paddy <paddy3118 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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).
>> TJG
> 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.

Ya'll can keep yer gall-dern schwa outta my Pie-thawn, ya hear?

Neil Cerutti
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