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Pronunciation - English
« on: January 31, 2012, 05:30:46 pm »
You maybe know the website memebase.
I ever wondered how to pronounce the words "meme" and "memebase". I couldn't find a solution.
Because this is a forum with lots of native English speakers I hope to find here an answer.

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 06:58:04 pm »
[mim bɛjs]

It rhymes with beam race and theme case.

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 07:21:38 pm »
Thank you. I read it that way ever. I was confused because an American I showed it spelled it "meeh meeh".

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 03:43:59 am »
HRH I AM American, and I have said it "meemee" before and never "meem"...

I get confused about lots of words in my native tounge, often developing my own deviations from what everyone else says (e.g. "pronounciation" instead of "pronunciation," and an incredibly unusual one).  [nobbc]Also, the lexical sets are [a] for PALM and [ɑ]/[ɒ] for LOT instead of [ɑ] for PALM and [ɒ]/[ɔ] for LOT, so I don't have the FATHER-BOTHER merger, but it's different in how they're not merged.

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 08:00:50 am »
It's definitely "meem".

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 05:03:11 pm »
It's definitely "meem".
Really?  I've always said meh-meh ;D


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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 05:05:20 pm »
I know because i watched all the videos on the KnowYourMeme youtube channel :P

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 09:06:15 pm »
Um...

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 09:52:55 pm »
Still, it's meme. Just like theme. Or lexeme or phoneme.. ;D *is on topic*

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 04:28:36 pm »
The word is modeled on "gene," so [mim] it is.
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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 07:18:44 pm »
Um...

BTW "ghest" is a 100% silent word.  I'll let you figure that one out.

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Re: Pronunciation - English
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 07:25:35 pm »
Um...

BTW "ghest" is a 100% silent word.  I'll let you figure that one out.



Lol! Nice one


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