Friday, January 21, 2011

Ah, you know...

Myortvye dushi ... Мёртвые души, Gogol's great novel, is not pronounced Mee-ohrt-vee-ay doo-shee. It's not.

Why doesn't somebody look up how to pronounce words for Alex? I'm starting to think the only ones he does properly are the French ones.

Jeepers. They just dethroned a champion because he wrote "Angel & Demon" for the movie, instead of "Angels and Demons". Consider how badly some of them have spelled the "correct" answer, that's cold.

Anyway, back to my original point. It's Mjortvyje, /'mʲortvɨɪ/ - three syllables, not four, stressed on the first syllable, and no eees or ays.

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At 2:58 PM, January 23, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Once in a while "Jeopardy!" has a losing competitor back on some months later, as a make-good for a contested answer, er question, in the lost game. So perhaps the "Angels and Demon" one will show up again.

 

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