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Is it pronounced DAmyo, daMAYo, daMEEo, damayO, dameeO, or something else?
 
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I like to think of it as /da'meo/ (in IPA) (= dah-MEH-oh in informal internet forum English pseudo-notation), since that's how it would be in both Polish and Esperanto orthography.

But I sometimes wonder if it has an accent on the first syllable instead of the second.
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russ wrote:
I like to think of it as /da'meo/ (in IPA) (= dah-MEH-oh in informal internet forum English pseudo-notation), since that's how it would be in both Polish and Esperanto orthography.

But I sometimes wonder if it has an accent on the first syllable instead of the second.


No, you were perfectly right (insofar as I might have a say in it).

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Huh. I've always accented the first syllable.

Incidentally, where does that name come from?
 
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tckoppang wrote:
Incidentally, where does that name come from?

I'm curious too, but I suspect that it's no coincidence that the Dutch name for Checkers is AFAIK "Dammen" (or "Damspel").


(Checkers is "Damludo" (or "Dam-ludo") in Esperanto, and "eo" is the 2-letter ISO 639-1 language code for Esperanto. But I suspect that this is just coincidence.)
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russ wrote:
tckoppang wrote:
Incidentally, where does that name come from?

I'm curious too, but I suspect that it's no coincidence that the Dutch name for Checkers is AFAIK "Dammen" (or "Damspel").


(Checkers is "Damludo" (or "Dam-ludo") in Esperanto, and "eo" is the 2-letter ISO 639-1 language code for Esperanto. But I suspect that this is just coincidence.)


There's the Checkers/Draughts issue and when I had made 'HexDraughts' I didn't like the sound of it. I decided for 'HexDame' instead. The Chess queen is called 'Dame' in Dutch, and a Draughts king is called a 'Dam'. So I didn't stroll all that much. Strolling even less I decided for 'Dameo' when the game had presented itself, just adding the 'o'.
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christianF wrote:
russ wrote:
I like to think of it as /da'meo/ (in IPA) (= dah-MEH-oh in informal internet forum English pseudo-notation), since that's how it would be in both Polish and Esperanto orthography.

But I sometimes wonder if it has an accent on the first syllable instead of the second.


No, you were perfectly right (insofar as I might have a say in it).



Wait... does "MEH" mean May or meh?

 
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orangeblood wrote:
christianF wrote:
russ wrote:
I like to think of it as /da'meo/ (in IPA) (= dah-MEH-oh in informal internet forum English pseudo-notation), since that's how it would be in both Polish and Esperanto orthography.

But I sometimes wonder if it has an accent on the first syllable instead of the second.


No, you were perfectly right (insofar as I might have a say in it).



Wait... does "MEH" mean May or meh?


I sure don't write it to mean "May". (I'd write "May" in that case.)

IPA is much better than bonkers English orthography for trying to unambiguously represent pronunciation. Even the exact same text in English can have various pronunciations depending on the intended meaning of a word (e.g. is the first or the second syllable of "record" accented? I record a record...) Not to mention significant dialect differences, e.g. "typical" US vs UK pronunciation...
 
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Thanks, guys!

I though about using IPA, but a lot of people wouldn't get it. Now that I think about it, what I did is not much better. So, if anyone's still wondering, it's pronounced pretty much like this (just click on the speaker icon on the left side).
 
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BozoDel wrote:
Thanks, guys!

I though about using IPA, but a lot of people wouldn't get it. Now that I think about it, what I did is not much better. So, if anyone's still wondering, it's pronounced pretty much like this (just click on the speaker icon on the left side).

Here emphasis is on the first part (Dameo) whereas actually (or rather, as I meant it) it is on the second (Dameo).
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christianF wrote:
BozoDel wrote:
Thanks, guys!

I though about using IPA, but a lot of people wouldn't get it. Now that I think about it, what I did is not much better. So, if anyone's still wondering, it's pronounced pretty much like this (just click on the speaker icon on the left side).

Here emphasis is on the first part (Dameo) whereas actually (or rather, as I meant it) it is on the second (Dameo).


I must be be nuts, cause I hear an emphasis on the "me". Are you sure you clicked on the left speaker symbol?
 
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BozoDel wrote:
christianF wrote:
BozoDel wrote:
Thanks, guys!

I though about using IPA, but a lot of people wouldn't get it. Now that I think about it, what I did is not much better. So, if anyone's still wondering, it's pronounced pretty much like this (just click on the speaker icon on the left side).

Here emphasis is on the first part (Dameo) whereas actually (or rather, as I meant it) it is on the second (Dameo).


I must be be nuts, cause I hear an emphasis on the "me". Are you sure you clicked on the left speaker symbol?

I'm sure I didn't - just saw a speaker symbol and clicked it. Now however that oversight has been put right.
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