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Fraser
2010-Jan-16, 12:10 AM
Uranus is the planet with the funny name and the odd orientation. So, when you say the word 'Uranus' do you stress the first syllable or the second? Or, perhaps you do as Dr. Pamela Gay suggests, in order to avoid "being made fun of by any small schoolchildren … when in doubt, [...]

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KaiYeves
2010-Jan-16, 09:00 PM
I say "Yur AHH nus".

nauthiz
2010-Jan-16, 09:44 PM
/jʊrɛktʌm/

:D

Buttercup
2010-Jan-16, 10:09 PM
You-RAH-nus.

When I was a kid, though, I pronounced it "You-RAY-NEE-us." :p Don't know why I kept wanting to put an "i" in there, lol!

Tobin Dax
2010-Jan-16, 10:11 PM
I kind of like the idea that I can relate college freshman to small schoolchildren so directly.


/jʊrɛktʌm/

:D

You're ahead of your time, nauthiz. :)

mike alexander
2010-Jan-17, 12:17 AM
Yer-a'-nus.

After more than half a century ain't no way I'm changing, either.

ee-ther, not eye-ther.

When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

astromark
2010-Jan-17, 12:38 AM
As I am involved on a weekly basis In running public viewing sessions at the Ward Observatory. I feel qualified to lunge in here with ' You rain I us.' Yourainius... Now we all know thats not as intended or even correct... but it stops the giggling.

mike alexander
2010-Jan-17, 03:22 AM
Fry: "Hey, as long as you don't make me smell Uranus."

Leela: "I don't get it."

Professor: "I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all."

Fry: "Oh. What's it called now?"

Professor: "Urectum."

Tobin Dax
2010-Jan-17, 04:00 AM
You were ToSeeked, mike.


/jʊrɛktʌm/

:D

mike alexander
2010-Jan-17, 04:26 AM
I am not surprised.

AndreasJ
2010-Jan-17, 08:17 AM
[ʉɻˈɑːnɵs]

(Didn't say I was speaking English!)

transreality
2010-Jan-19, 02:29 AM
from wiki: Uranus (pronounced /ˈjʊərənəs, jʊˈreɪnəs/) is the Latinized form of Ouranos (Οὐρανός)

Our-ran-os ?

Buttercup
2010-Jan-19, 03:49 AM
:lol: Mike!

I prefer "Ouranos" and think it should be changed to that.

Xelebes
2010-Jan-19, 04:07 AM
"yer-nus".

Flows off the tongue easier and no confusion over any unintended homophones.

Lost Horizons
2010-Jan-19, 05:32 AM
You were ToSeeked, mike.

You were both ToSunk. (http://www.bautforum.com/small-media-large/14194-bad-truisms-what-everybody-knows-wrong-12.html#post345671)

Jens
2010-Jan-19, 07:48 AM
Isn't the past participle of "toseek" "tosought"?

Lost Horizons
2010-Jan-19, 09:40 AM
It is impossible ToSay.

AndreasJ
2010-Jan-19, 04:03 PM
from wiki: Uranus (pronounced /ˈjʊərənəs, jʊˈreɪnəs/) is the Latinized form of Ouranos (Οὐρανός)

Our-ran-os ?

[ura'nos] ("oo-rah-NOSS")

(But I've got contradictory informations on which syllable the stress is supposed to be on in Modern Greek - the final stress I indicated agrees with Classical accentuation and the spelling used in the WP article.)

dhd40
2010-Jan-19, 05:27 PM
Uranus is the planet with the funny name and the odd orientation. So, when you say the word 'Uranus' do you stress the first syllable or the second? Or, perhaps you do as Dr. Pamela Gay suggests, in order to avoid "being made fun of by any small schoolchildren when in doubt, [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2010/01/15/how-do-you-pronounce-uranus/)

Listen to finnish people pronouncing 'Uranus', and you will know the correct pronunciation