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Thursday July 08, 2004
10:57 PM

Conversations With K

[ #19765 ]

[M] ...so I was reading this messed up story in the Book of Enoch, from the Apocrypha...
[K] Heh. Enoch.
[M] What?
[K] It's only one letter away from "eunuch".
[M] No it's not; it's one changed and one added. E-N-O-C-H; E-U-N-U-C-H.
[K] (Looking smug) I meant in IPA.

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  • Someone pronounces "eunuch" and/or "Enoch" weirdly, or doesn't understand IPA, or just managed to find an explanation for a simple mistake that you'd buy.
    • A bit of the first, a bit of (trying for) the latter. The two words are almost identical save for their initial vowel sounds -- in a
      Southeastern USian accent. The second syllables of both words come out as something very closely approximating "nihk".

      The rest was humor and a desire to have the last word :)
      • Okay, but in IPA the initial vowels sound of either word (especially "eunuch") would have more than one letter ( juw versus ij , or whatever), so the difference would still be more than one letter. </pedantry>