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    Lightbulb How can we pronounce these words ?

    What is the transcription of these long words ?
    How can we pronounce them ?
    How can we read them ?
    1-Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis

    2-Antidisiestabilishmentlization (or antidisiestabilshmentrainizm)

    3-Honorificabilitudintatibus

    4-Electroencephalographcallg

    5-Antitrasubtantiationlist

    6-Supercalafragilisticexpialdocious

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    Default Re: How can we pronounce these words ?

    Dear Lolo Katti:

    These words are, with some possible exceptions, 'novelty' words. People don't actually use them except in rare and limited cases in some kind of medical and/or scientific setting. For example, 'antidisestablishmentarianism' is an English word, but to my knowledge it is now only used by children trying to amaze and confound their friends.

    If, for some reason, you do need to pronounce such a word, you should be able to look it up in any good dictionary and work out its pronunciation.

    I did notice that the spellings you have submitted are unusual (those for antidisestablishmentarianism, electroencephalograph, for example). This wold make it difficult to check their pronunciations.

    Best wishes,

    Petra

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    [QUOTE=Lolo Katti;519293]What is the transcription of these long words ?
    How can we pronounce them ?
    How can we read them ?
    1-Pneumono new-MOAN-oh
    ultra UL-tra
    micro MIKE-ro
    scopic SCOP-ic
    silico SILL-i-co
    volcani vol-CAN-ee
    coni CON-ee
    osis OH-sis

    new MOAN oh . UL tra . MIKE ro . SCOP ic . SILL i co . vol CAN ee . CON ee . OH sis



    2-Anti AN-tie
    dis DiS
    establishment es-TAB-lish-ment
    il ILL
    ization ih-ZAY-shun

    AN tie . DIS . es TAB lish ment . ILL . ih ZAY shun

    (or antidisiestabilshmentrainizm)

    3-Honor ON-er
    ific IF-ick
    abili a-BILL-ee
    tudin TOOD-in
    tatibus TAT-i-buss

    ON er . IF ick . a BILL ee . TOOD in . TAT i buss


    4-Electro ee-LEC-tro
    encephalo en-CEFF-ah-low
    graph GRAFF
    callg i-CAL-lee

    ee LEC tro . en CEFF ah low . GRAFF . i CAL lee

    5-Anti AN-ti
    tras TRANS
    ub sub
    tan STAN
    ti SHEE
    ation AI shun
    list a-list

    AN ti . TRANS . sub . STAN . shee . A shun . a list

    6-Supercalafragilisticexpialdocious
    YouTube - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sing Along

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    Default Re: How can we pronounce these words ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    2-Anti AN-tie
    dis DiS

    5-Anti AN-ti
    tras TRANS
    Is there any reason you pronounce some words with /aenti/ and some with aentai/?
    I think the /aentai/ form is only American.

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