Tristropha Pronunciation
  • madorganist
    Posts: 407
    Assuming an Anglicized pronunciation, which of these is preferable?
    1. ˈtɹɪʃtɹəfə (TRISS-truh-fuh)
    2. ˈtɹaɪʃtɹoʊfə (TRY-stroh-fuh)
    3. tɹaɪˈʃtɹoʊfə (try-STROH-fuh)
    4. ˈtɹaɪʃtɹəfə (TRY-struh-fuh)
    5. ˈtɹɪʃtɹoʊfə (TRISS-troh-fuh)
    6. tɹɪˈʃtɹoʊfə (triss-TROH-fuh)
    7. something else?
  • Kathy
    Posts: 4,956
    Personally, TREECE stroh fuh

    Bistrofa starts with bistro.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
    Posts: 3,877
    Four guys walk into a bar in a Midwestern city, and the bartender asks, "What'll you guys have dis afternoon?" They look at each other and nod, and then one of them says, "Gimme t'ree Stroh fuh ma frien's, an' I'll have a Heinekens."
  • Kathy is correct - for a Latin pronunciation of a Latin word.

    However, for the Anglicised pronunciation which madorganist assumes, it would be...
    Number 2 -

    or maybe -
    TRY-STROH-fuh.
  • madorganist
    Posts: 407
    That's /ˈbiːstɹoʊ/ or /ˈbɪstɹoʊ/, Kathy?
  • So, a Bi-stro-pha would be a bistro at some distance away???
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  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    There's triolet, which comes via French, but otherwise I think trees are ruled out. It's hard to find a pattern in trigon/trigonometry & trivet/tripod, though.
  • Kathy
    Posts: 4,956
    Fa, a note to follow bistropha...
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