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    Myopia

    How do you pronounce it?

    my-o-pia or my-yo-pia?



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    Hyperotic Ophthalmologist

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    Re: Myopia

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    How do you pronounce it?

    my-o-pia or my-yo-pia?



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    Hyperotic Ophthalmologist
    First option: my - OH - pee - (schwa)



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    Re: Myopia

    \My*o"pi*a\



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    #4

    Re: Myopia

    Someone here told me there's a linkage between "my" and "o". So he said "bi-ya-logy".

    Your *pronunciation sounds* the same like mine. Do you know anyone who says "my|yo|pia"?

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    Re: Myopia

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Someone here told me there's a linkage between "my" and "o". So he said "bi-ya-logy".

    Your *pronunciation sounds* the same like mine. Do you know anyone who says "my|yo|pia"?
    I would say it the way two step says it. Accent on the second syllable...'o
    and /ya/ at the end.


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    Re: Myopia

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Someone here told me there's a linkage between "my" and "o". So he said "bi-ya-logy".

    Your *pronunciation sounds* the same like mine. Do you know anyone who says "my|yo|pia"?
    Mr Webster is rotating in his grave! Poor fellow! My hair-splitting days are in the far past but memory tells me to go by the root of the word. Greek?
    The (grrrr) bi-ya-logy (Has nothing to do with y'all ar yell, has it?) may be traced to "native" pronounciatin patterns.


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    Re: Myopia

    The one who told me speaks British English. He insists there be a linking sound hiding between "o" and "pia". So I was wondering if there's anyone who sees an eye to eye with him.


    Poor guys! You must have pronounced it several times in front of your PC! *giggles*

    Thanks, Milk Tud and Meow!

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    Re: Myopia

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    my-yo-pia
    A. Myo- , [maj'o]
    B. Myo- , [ma'jo]

    The glide j either ends the first syllable (as in A.) or begins the second syllable (as in B.), and if it straddles the syllable boundary (as in C.), we get an exaggerated pronunciation.

    C. Myo- , [maj'jo]

    All three are common pronunciations, but A. is the most common.


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    Re: Myopia

    Cass, thank you! It's ALL clear.

    Miss you a lot.


    Yours,
    Blacknomi


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    Re: Myopia

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    The one who told me speaks British English. He insists there be a linking sound hiding between "o" and "pia". So I was wondering if there's anyone who sees an eye to eye with him.


    Poor guys! You must have pronounced it several times in front of your PC! *giggles*

    Thanks, Milk Tud and Meow!
    The purpose of my life shall be to humor you!

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