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"Apochromat" pronunciation

Started by rhranac, 09/24/2004 06:03PM
Posted 09/24/2004 06:03PM Opening Post
OK, not a technical question by any means, but I've heard "apochromat" pronounced a couple different ways over the years.

uh pok' ro mat
(short u in uh; short o in pok like rock; long o on ro like row; and mat like a floor mat)

ah' po kro mat
(ah like the a in at; long o in po, rhymes with doe; long o in kro like home; and mat like a floor mat)

Which pronunciation do you hear or use most often? Enquiring minds want to know wink

Ron
Posted 09/24/2004 07:44PM #1
Hi Ron,

The second one is what I have always heard when speaking with those who know, and some writer like Terence Dickinson in one of his books spelled out the pronunciation:

ah' po kro mat
(ah like the a in at; long o in po, rhymes with doe; long o in kro like home; and mat like a floor mat).

However, I am from KY. But I do not speak with a Southern Draaawwl.

Steve
Posted 09/28/2004 01:11PM #2
I believe the exact pronounciation is "itcosthowmuch!"