Pronounciation of Paradigm

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  1. JonathanC

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    All this time I thought it was called Pair-a-dime when it is actually prounounced Pair-a-dim. Boy do I feel stupid, anybody else ever make this mistake?
     
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    i see it as para-dime.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Steve Stogel

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    I'm with itai on this. I think it's pair-a-dime, as in 20 cents.

    Steve
     
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    Who told you it was "pair a dim"? This comes up every once in a while, and the response on how to pronounce it has always been "para dime" or "pair a dime".
     
  5. JonathanC

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    really I was reading a paradigm review and they put in brackets (dfnjksfs-dfsjds -DIM). So I assumed I had been saying it wrong all this time, but now I guess I wasn't... wow what a mess [​IMG]:b
     
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    Pair-a-dime is the proper English pronunciation. [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't bet on it.....but I'd guess that whatever review said (dfnjksfs-dfsjds -DIM) that there was a line above the I indicating the long I sound as in dIme.
     
  8. Gary W. Graley

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    Go here and put the word in and you can click to hear it pronounced:
    http://www.m-w.com/home.htm
    it also says it can be pronounced both ways?
    dIm and dim....
    Go figure!
    G2
     
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    I call it 'pair uh dyme'
     
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    In FRENCH, it WOULD be pronounced "pare-ah-deem" (more likely in Canada), but as the consensus says, the English pronunciation is "-dime" This is dialect, not pronunciation.
     
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    are american and canadian and UK english dictionaries different? i have always been curious... the american english dictionaries say it is pare-uh-dime, but i guess its possible that our pronunciation is different than other english speaking places.
     
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    I have a friend from France, and I have heard him pronounce it "-deem". I didn't ask him to pronounce it, just happened. Personally, I say "DIME"
    " You say tomAto, I'll say tomAHto..." [​IMG]
     
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    The French... enough said.
     
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    Just wondering--is it more cool to pronounce "Linux" as "Lennox", the heating/air conditiong company--or like it's spelled, to rhyme with "Linus"? Darned if I can get "Lennox" out of this. Mebbe it's just where I live in the Midwest.
     
  16. Charles J P

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    Most people I hear call it linn-uhx but the correct pronunciation is line-uhx
     
  17. Robert Elliott

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    According to Linus Torvalds, its inventor, it is pronounced linn-uhx. Regardless, it is a great product.
     
  18. Charles J P

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    Nice post Charles. I just learned 'line-us' is actually pronounced by him as 'linn-us'. So much for us learning pronounciation from Peanuts.
     

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