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Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« on: August 10, 2007, 06:31:53 am »

It feels like a silly thing to say, but one of my littler pet peeves is when people spell Mmrnmhrm wrong.  (Especially on this forum.)

 Any thoughts?
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 06:48:14 am »

I sure don't! Half the time I just say "MM" because I don't want to bother with that mess.
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 06:50:47 am »

Me.

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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 11:43:02 am »

I've always spelled it correctly.
Why?
Because as a native speaker of a Romance language, it's easy for me to just add "uh" sounds between the consonants in "Mmrnmhrm". That is, "M-uh-rn m-uh-h-uh-rm".
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007, 12:33:16 pm »

It's easy for me to spell "mmrnmhrm", and I have never had trouble pronouncing it either.
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 09:15:57 am »

As somebody in this forum said earlier, Mannerheim.

No, it's easy to spell. Like this: M m r n m h m r. And easy to pronounce too.
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 11:32:55 am »

No, it's easy to spell. Like this: Mmrnmhmr. And easy to pronounce too.
I think you mean "Mmrnmhrm". The pronunciation seems to be a problem. I'm not an expert in phonetics, but as near as I can tell, the Chmmr and Spathi seem to use something like [mɝn.hɝm], the Yehat seem to be saying ['məɾ.nəmˌhəɾm] and Hayes uses ['mɝ.nɜ,hɝm].
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 01:15:36 pm »

Canonically, the Chmmr pronunciation is correct. You are supposed not to open your mouth:
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<Pulse^> <Tsing:#starcontrol-chat> Here's a good question - just how DO you pronounce MMRNMHRM?
<Fwiffo> Just pretend you have no mouth and MMRNMHRM is easy to say
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 01:19:19 pm »

No, it's easy to spell. Like this: Mmrnmhmr. And easy to pronounce too.
I think you mean "M m r n m h r m". The pronunciation seems to be a problem. I'm not an expert in phonetics, but as near as I can tell, the Chmmr and Spathi seem to use something like [mɝn.hɝm], the Yehat seem to be saying ['məɾ.nəmˌhəɾm] and Hayes uses ['mɝ.nɜ,hɝm].
I did write it like that, didn't I?
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2007, 01:21:33 pm »

You swapped the last two letters.
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2007, 02:02:22 pm »

Canonically, the Chmmr pronunciation is correct. You are supposed not to open your mouth:
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<Pulse^> <Tsing:#starcontrol-chat> Here's a good question - just how DO you pronounce MMRNMHRM?
<Fwiffo> Just pretend you have no mouth and MMRNMHRM is easy to say
That doesn't really tell us whether the two-syllable (Chmmr) or three-syllable (Hayes) version is correct.
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2007, 09:41:59 pm »

Nope, true, but we can fashion a good guess: With two syllables and without opening your mouth, "Mmrnmhrm" sounds more like a... "swooping robot sound", a sort of R2-D2. Thus it's more likely that it was intended to be pronounced like this.
Or maybe the correct pronunciation is in a single syllable. Admittedly, it's impossible for a human to pronounce it like that - which gives us a good excuse for having different races pronounce it differently: they have to separate the word into syllables to be able to pronounce it.
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2007, 03:58:59 pm »

I can't recall the need to verbally pronounce it ever arising.
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2007, 04:06:38 pm »

I don't recall who made it up, but I use the mnemonic "My MoRoN May HaRM."
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Re: Who else knows how to spell Mmrnmhrm?
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2007, 05:51:50 pm »

It's two packets of memory information:

One for "MMRN"
One for "MHRM"

And it's "MER-NEM-ERM"

or, preferably,

"mrnmrnmrnmnrmnrmnrmnm"
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