View Poll Results: How do YOU pronounce SELEM?

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  • See-lum

    3 5.17%
  • Sa-lemm

    18 31.03%
  • Sa-Leem

    10 17.24%
  • See-Lemm

    13 22.41%
  • Salaam

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Thread: How do YOU pronounce SELEM?

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    its spelled selem .. lets look at this

    /se/ /lem/ thats how the syllables break out

    se = seh
    lem = lem
    sehlem

    seh to suh is normal in speech


    so seh lem or suh lem are acceptable.

    there is NO rule that we can rationally use to explain why the second 'e' should be long.

    Based on the above statements its seh-lem (with suh-lem being an acceptable alternate)
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    I pronounce it.... "over yonder in North Carolina"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by keeperx View Post
    its spelled selem .. lets look at this

    /se/ /lem/ thats how the syllables break out

    se = seh
    lem = lem
    sehlem

    seh to suh is normal in speech


    so seh lem or suh lem are acceptable.

    there is NO rule that we can rationally use to explain why the second 'e' should be long.

    Based on the above statements its seh-lem (with suh-lem being an acceptable alternate)

    I agree on this ...

    so it's seh lem for me.

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    How about asking the guy that came up with the acronym in the first place?

    Oh wait, that would be me...

    For the record, I have always pronouced it Sel-eem, with a long 'e' in the second syllable. Yes, I know that it's grammatically incorrect. It just sounds better to me that way.

    Would you be happy if I changed it to "South Eastern Laser Enthusiast's Exposition Meeting"?

    Adam

    PS: It's really not a big deal. People will pronounce it however they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffo View Post
    How about asking the guy that came up with the acronym in the first place?

    Oh wait, that would be me...

    For the record, I have always pronouced it Sel-eem, with a long 'e' in the second syllable. Yes, I know that it's grammatically incorrect. It just sounds better to me that way.

    Would you be happy if I changed it to "South Eastern Laser Enthusiast's Exposition Meeting"?

    Adam

    PS: It's really not a big deal. People will pronounce it however they want.
    Exposition Meeting is redundant..

    besides just because you created an acronym does not mean you can impose a pronunciation of that acronym.. ESPECIALLY if that acronym is a non standard word.

    as a matter of fact its a hebrew word and its pronounced seh-lem by jewish Americans.

    even better it means image

    reference:
    http://www.shef.ac.uk/bibs/DJACcurrr...rn2/Selem.html


    bet ya didn't know that..
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    Quote Originally Posted by keeperx View Post
    Exposition Meeting is redundant..
    Which is why I didn't use that in the initial acronym. I was being facetious when I suggested it again.
    besides just because you created an acronym does not mean you can impose a pronunciation of that acronym. ESPECIALLY if that acronym is a non standard word.
    Oh really? Who else but the creator of a new, non-standard word would be the one to impose pronounciation then?
    as a matter of fact its a hebrew word and its pronounced seh-lem by jewish Americans.
    I'm sure it has other meanings in other languages as well. However, as I am not a Jewish American, nor one who speaks Hebrew, the pronounciation in that language is basically irrelevant. (Now, if it were a Yiddish word, you might be onto something!)
    even better it means image <snip>bet ya didn't know that..
    Indeed, I did not. However, I will concede that it *is* an appropriate reference.

    But I'm still calling it Sel-EEM!

    Adam

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    of course you are, and i wouldn't have it any other way..

    I say seh-lem and you say seh-leem
    its all the same as long as we've got the beams
    sehlem.. sehleem... We've got.. the beams..
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    I like to call it

    SEA LEM

    I get the SEA (long E) from "East" and the LEM (short e) from enthusiast.

    I like the accent on the LEM because that is what it is, not where it is!

    Plus there are other LEMs out there.

    And I think we've already determined that I'm always right!

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    Last edited by James Lehman; 12-11-2008 at 11:07.

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    i say "tom ate toe" .... you say "tom art toe"

    i say "Pot ate toe" .... you say "Po tart toe"

    lets call the whole thing off....


    I say Al loo min um ..... you say Al you min i am


    just take it from us brits that we say it right ..... as we invented the "god damn son of a bitch" language

    all the best ... Karl

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