Pronounciation?

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Pronounciation?
« on: 21 May 2014, 01:53 pm »
Is it

Duh DAH luss

Or

DAH duh luss?


Greek origins. - Me thinks the later

BobRex

Re: Pronounciation?
« Reply #1 on: 21 May 2014, 02:14 pm »
Traditional pronunciation (As I know it) would be either:

Dad uh lus

or

Dead uh lus

srb

Re: Pronounciation?
« Reply #2 on: 21 May 2014, 02:19 pm »
Lou knows how he intends it to be pronounced, but the average consensus is

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=daedalus&submit=Submit

http://www.memidex.com/daedalus

Steve

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Re: Pronounciation?
« Reply #3 on: 22 May 2014, 01:04 am »
James Joyce included a Daedalus character, later shortened to Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and in Ulysses. In recorded readings, Joyce can be heard pronouncing the name Daidalos 
 (Dh eh dh aa l aw s) in the Greek pronunciation. However, I had a professor who pronounced it Dee da lus
and he insisted that was the correct pronunciation.

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Re: Pronounciation?
« Reply #4 on: 22 May 2014, 02:49 pm »
 I am with Kenneth on this one, dee-dal-us.  I think an Irish pronoiuciation of an ancient Greek word is getting us into deep waters.

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Re: Pronounciation?
« Reply #5 on: 22 May 2014, 04:48 pm »
Lou knows how he intends it to be pronounced, but the average consensus is

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=daedalus&submit=Submit

http://www.memidex.com/daedalus

Steve

Both pronunciations above are correct to my knowledge.

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=daedalus&submit=Submit

When I came up with the idea for the company in '92 I was struggling to find a name.  One night I had this dream where I just saw the name printed, I woke up, wrote it on the pad by the bed and the next morning looked it up. I had no idea how to pronounce it but a friend of mine with a PHD in english lit told me "dead ah lus".  My understanding is that is the proper 'English" pronunciation whereas "dea dah lus" is the American pronunciation.

I still like the name but I have had to spell it and correct pronunciation thousands  of times over the years... oh well.  :)

thanks,
lou



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Re: Pronounciation?
« Reply #6 on: 23 May 2014, 03:55 am »
Thanks Lou for the edification

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dB Cooper

Re: Pronounciation?
« Reply #7 on: 23 May 2014, 09:03 am »
It's dead-ul-us, just like Lou says. I know this from watching the Mighty Hercules cartoon when I was a kid. Proof positive at 1:56!!! Case closed  :lol:

BTW, Daedalus was the bad guy but Lou's speakers are excellent. Don't know how to work that out...

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« Reply #8 on: 23 May 2014, 10:48 am »
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