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Pronouncing Erector Spinae

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  1. Turki

    Turki Don Juan

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    I have no idea how to pronounce "Spinae" and don't want to sound like a complete tool when saying it, so please someone help me out!

    Thanks
     
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    earthshyne Senior Don Juan

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    Main Entry: erector spi┬Ěnae
    Pronunciation: -'spE-n&, -(")nE
    Function: noun
    (www.dictionary.com)

    I think it's "spine - ay"
     
  3. Turki

    Turki Don Juan

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    Yeah I looked up Dictionary.com before I posted, lol what does "-'spE-n&, -(")nE" mean?? Thanks for that though.
     
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    earthshyne Senior Don Juan

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    Not sure, exactly. The symbols are so obtuse as to be practically useless.

    Try this: Call a physio or chiropractor's office. They may be able to help.
     
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    diablo Master Don Juan

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    When's the last time you heard "Spinae" used in everyday conversation? By the way, the dictionary website has a whole section devoted to telling you exactly how the phoenetic endings they put after words should be read aloud. Check it out.

    Moved to Anything Else...
     
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    earthshyne Senior Don Juan

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    Cool. Thanks, I didn't know that. Can you put up the link? I can't seem to find it (need more kawfee probably...)
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Jay-X Master Don Juan

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    i'm italian and i study latin at school, so i can tell you for sure that you can pronounce it two ways:

    1. this is the classic pronounce (the one that ancient romans actually used, for what we know): ay-r-ay-ktor [read fast, with accent on the second "ay"] sp-ee-n-a-ay [with the accent on "ee"]

    2. the "scholastic" pronounce (the one that medieval monks used and that is commonly used in schools): ay-r-ay-ktor sp-ee-n-ay

    hope this clears your doubts
     
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    diablo Master Don Juan

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    Jay-X is correct... you could always call it "lower back", since this is the same thing and far easier to pronounce.

    For future "how to pronounce a word" problems, check out dictionary.com's forum:

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/dictionary/start
     
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