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Pronunciation

Post by AndrewParr » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:13 am

I just realized I've never heard the word REVOMAZE spoken aloud by anyone, ever.

This got me thinking about the correct pronunciation. Is it:
REH-VO (as in "revolutionary,") or
REE-VO (as in "revolving")

Or some other option? I've always assumed it was the first one.
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by mattangel » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:28 am

I think Chris prefers the latter. I remember a video somewhere of him commenting on the former pronunciation.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Brian706 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:26 am

Probably depends on location. I'm in the US and I pronounce it the former. I'd think that would be standard here. I think they would probably say the latter in their home turf.
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by rodrigue10 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:02 pm

As a US resident, I prefer the latter way....flows off the tongue a bit better in my opinion.
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by darctangent » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:13 pm

I've always said the latter just because I figured it was named for revolving. I think it's pronounced differently in the UK, however?
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by BBloke » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:01 pm

This is the to-mar-to, to-may-to conundrum.

I would always say "ree-vo" as in "relight", "return" or "revolving". To my ears the former sounds off but not necessarily wrong.

It's the same with "semi". I would say "sem-ee" rather than "sem-i".

Po-tay-toes, po-tar-toes, spuds, taters, or tattys - it's all the same really ;)

PS: I live in the Midlands but I'm actually from South Yorkshire. Everything sounds odd to me.
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by AndrewParr » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:23 pm

Maybe we can get an official decision on this…
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by kutchenreuter » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:51 pm

In French Révomaze. :D :D
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Chyron » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:33 pm

I prefer Rev-Oh-Maze, and will probably continue calling it such myself. However, I've seen it in more than one situation referred to as a Ree-Vo-Maze. Including from Chris himself. I think as an official pronunciation it will have to be what Chris says.


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Re: Pronunciation

Post by AndrewParr » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:06 pm

I think we have our answer. Thanks for sharing that.
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