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Question: How do you pronounce "Atlasia"?
At-las-ee-uh   -14 (35%)
At-lay-shuh   -26 (65%)
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« on: April 30, 2012, 07:10:02 pm »
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I've always thought of it as option 1, but from some posted campaign videos it appears some posters think of it as option 2. I don't think an official pronunciation has ever been established.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 07:11:41 pm »
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If I get elected, we will use the 2nd definition and make it official. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 07:12:46 pm »
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If I get elected, we will use the 2nd definition and make it official. Tongue

But it makes no sense considering it's a variation of the word "Atlas"
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 07:13:44 pm »
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I've never said it out loud but I guess Atlasia as in Asia.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 07:19:38 pm »
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At-lay-zjuh
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 07:36:58 pm »
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At-lay-zee-uh
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 07:38:43 pm »
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At-lay-zjuh
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 07:44:30 pm »
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At-lay-zee-uh
^^^ I didn't think there was another way.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 07:45:23 pm »
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[æt.'læ.si.ə], Option 1.  It must be a Minnesotan thing.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 07:45:48 pm »
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[æt.'læ.si.ə]

is that a schwa
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 07:46:20 pm »
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The former pronunciation makes more sense, of course, but the corrupted form sounds better (and hence it is my choice).
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 07:51:28 pm »
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Option 1.  And I'm surprised Option 2 has the majority.  It's based on "Atlas"... pronouncing it like "Asia" makes no sense...
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 07:52:35 pm »
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[æt.'læ.si.ə], Option 1.  It must be a Minnesotan thing.

How do you get IPA on the forum?
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 07:53:30 pm »
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Option 1.  And I'm surprised Option 2 has the majority.  It's based on "Atlas"... pronouncing it like "Asia" makes no sense...

It must be a Northeast thing to pronounce it as the latter, cuz I know that's how Tweed pronounces it too.
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 08:02:54 pm »
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of course it is a schwa we have lots of them in english

[æt.'læ.si.ə], Option 1.  It must be a Minnesotan thing.

How do you get IPA on the forum?

So long as you get the characters in the "submit" box, they show up here.  I have a keyboard layout that has some of the more common ones for English and copypaste others.
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 08:38:44 pm »
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I've always pronounced it Atl - Asia, though I can see the validity of the former pronounciation.
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2012, 08:40:15 pm »
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Neither... At-LAY-see-uh.
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2012, 08:40:28 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2012, 08:45:22 pm »
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2012, 08:48:16 pm »
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The second
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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2012, 08:52:45 pm »
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2012, 09:21:36 pm »
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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2012, 09:31:45 pm »
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The one that sounds like a geographic unit.
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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2012, 10:06:27 pm »
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Well, it does come from 'Atlas', so I guess Option 1 would be the strictly correct pronunciation, but At-lay-zha just sounds better.
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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2012, 10:23:28 pm »
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Like Croatia.
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