Author Topic: Silly pronunciation question  (Read 602 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JimmyCoke

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Silly pronunciation question
« on: August 12, 2011, 03:58:13 PM »
How does one pronounce "octoechos"?  I tried googling but have been unsuccessful...

Offline Benjamin the Red

  • Recovering Calvinist
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,601
  • Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me.
Re: Silly pronunciation question
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 04:18:33 PM »
I have always heard it pronounced as oct-OY-khohs.

For language nerds (like me! ;D), the Greek is oκτώηχος.
"Hades is not a place, no, but a state of the soul. It begins here on earth. Just so, paradise begins in the soul of a man here in the earthly life. Here we already have contact with the divine..." -St. John, Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, Homily On the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Offline Orthodox11

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,999
Re: Silly pronunciation question
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 04:36:24 PM »
oct-O-ee-hos

(the 'h' is rough, but not quite a kh)

Offline Benjamin the Red

  • Recovering Calvinist
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,601
  • Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me.
Re: Silly pronunciation question
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 04:40:26 PM »
oct-O-ee-hos

(the 'h' is rough, but not quite a kh)

Thanks! I'm still shaking the Biblical Greek pronunciation I learned in college, based on the work of Erasmus. Or, as I call it, my Protestant Greek. ;D
« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 04:40:35 PM by Benjamin the Red »
"Hades is not a place, no, but a state of the soul. It begins here on earth. Just so, paradise begins in the soul of a man here in the earthly life. Here we already have contact with the divine..." -St. John, Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, Homily On the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Offline JimmyCoke

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: Silly pronunciation question
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 04:35:19 PM »
Thanks!