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    Dear all,

    I would like to do a play on words with the terms COMELY and IT (=Italy)... I was thinking of something as COMELitY or COMELit... Do you think they are hard to pronounce? which one in your opinion could be effective?

    Thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by polpaulie View Post
    Dear all,

    I would like to do a play on words with the terms COMELY and IT (=Italy)... I was thinking of something as COMELitY or COMELit... Do you think they are hard to pronounce? which one in your opinion could be effective?

    Thank you very much
    What do you mean by COMELY? Is it a woman who is attractive in appearance? If that's so, I think COMELitY is better. Sound pretty cute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eden Darien View Post
    What do you mean by COMELY? Is it a woman who is attractive in appearance? If that's so, I think COMELitY is better. Sound pretty cute...
    (and you got the meaning right too).

    I agree. COMELY has only two syllables (as in come, with -ly added);and /kʌmlɪt/ has very little hint of "Italy"; /kʌmǝlɪt/ does, but it doesn't have much hint of "comely".

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    Do you think COMELitY is hard to pronounce? because my english teacher told me it is quite difficult to pronounce and I like it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by polpaulie View Post
    Do you think COMELitY is hard to pronounce? because my english teacher told me it is quite difficult to pronounce and I like it...
    I don't see why it should be thought hard to pronounce; maybe it's a bit hard to read - especially for speakers of a language that expects one vowel to represent one syllable. If you have a web-site, there should probably be some audio saying /kʌmlɪti:/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (and you got the meaning right too).

    I agree. COMELY has only two syllables (as in come, with -ly added);and /kʌmlɪt/ has very little hint of "Italy"; /kʌmǝlɪt/ does, but it doesn't have much hint of "comely".

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    Well, thanks for the compliment

    How about creating a poll here, so people can vote which one is better...

    But for me, as I'd mentioned before, COMELitY sound pretty cute.

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    It is a Great Idea!!!! How can I do it? Just by publishing a new thread?

    Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by polpaulie View Post
    It is a Great Idea!!!! How can I do it? Just by publishing a new thread?

    Thank you very much!
    A new thread in this forum wouldn't do much good, unless someone happens to be a web-designer, or at least someone who knows how to do these things (I don't). But if you have a web-site, or are developing one, ask your designer - who will (or should) know. There are various ways of getting a web-site to make a noise, and s/he should be able to select the most appropriate



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    Quote Originally Posted by polpaulie View Post
    It is a Great Idea!!!! How can I do it? Just by publishing a new thread?

    Thank you very much!
    Create a new poll? I think I did once but somehow I forgot how...
    You have to look carefully at the upper part of the thread, and I think it supposed to have 'create a new poll' somewhere up there...

    I'll try to look again and will let you know later...

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