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How Do You Pronounce 'athame'?

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 06:01 PM

Scott Cunningham gives a couple of pronunciations, but most of the books I'm reading don't mention it which makes me think it is prounced how it is spelt.
Can anyone tell me the correct way? :o_claps:

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 06:37 PM

its as in 'a' (as in pat) , the may (with 'th' as in think) a-tha-may.

and definatley not sounding like a-frame !

Edited by artyfahrtyAimee, 27 May 2007 - 06:37 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

or it can be atharmay, with the stress on the second syllable and a long 'ahh' sound in that syllable.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:08 PM

Or you could be Texan and say it Arr tha mayee


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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:21 PM

or you could just call it a knife, with a slilent K and ni as in night and and fe as in wife ;)

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 07:04 PM

Have to agree with, Aimee on this one. (That's how I say it, anyway!! lol) ;)

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:10 PM

Naimh, on May 28 2007, 05:21 PM, said:

or you could just call it a knife, with a slilent K and ni as in night and and fe as in wife :)

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