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    [Pronunciation] Mileus

    Hey everyone,
    A quick question here - how would you pronounce the word "Mileus" (a startup name)?
    I'm aiming to see how native speakers would pronounce it naturally, spontaneously, without thinking about it much.
    Thanks a lot! 🤗

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    Re: [Pronunciation] Mileus

    I have deleted my original response because I had misread the question. If I came across a startup called Mileus I'd say mill-i-ous while scratching my head.
    Last edited by probus; 23-Apr-2020 at 14:23. Reason: Correct

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    Re: [Pronunciation] Mileus

    Welcome to the forum, Veronika.

    Did you mean Mileus or Milieus?
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    Re: [Pronunciation] Mileus

    Quote Originally Posted by Veronika:) View Post
    A quick question here - how would you pronounce the word "Mileus" (a startup name)?
    I'm aiming to see how native speakers would pronounce it naturally, spontaneously, without thinking about it much.
    If you mean that you're thinking of using Mileus as the name of a startup, I'd advise you to keep looking. As probus's [now-deleted] response suggests, it looks like a typo for milieus. It doesn't look like a natural English word. I've been mentally pronouncing it like "mile us", but that's very unsatisfying because I can't imagine a context where those words would appear together in that order.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 23-Apr-2020 at 23:17.
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    Re: [Pronunciation] Mileus

    I'd want to pronounce it with a short /i/ and with the stress on the second syllable, pronounced as 'lay'.

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    Re: [Pronunciation] Mileus

    I'd say "Mile-ee-yuhs".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: [Pronunciation] Mileus

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I have deleted my original response because I had misread the question. If I came across a startup called Mileus I'd say mill-i-ous while scratching my head.
    Thank you! :)

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    Re: [Pronunciation] Mileus

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Veronika.

    Did you mean Mileus or Milieus?
    Thank you, Piscean!

    I meant Mileus :)

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    Re: [Pronunciation] Mileus

    I'd go for /maɪliːʌs/.

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