So apparently i've been pronouncing Medieval wrong MY WHOLE LIFE

#1

and its MED-EVIL

What??

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/medieval

#2

Don’t worry, people will have known what you were talking about

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#3

it’s NOT the point and you know it.

#4

I was trying to be a supportive friend here but you know what? Go fuck yourself Stickboy, you “med-ee-evil” saying fucking moron

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#5

love you

#6

if you pronounce it the new way they probably think you’re referring to Martin Shkreli

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#7

Too late

#8

Ma’deeval

#9

well i know now!

#10

what way have you been saying it?

#11

I was pronouncing it as medi-evil until I saw this thread :flushed:

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#12

other website and dictionaries allow medi-evil pronunciation, and given the etymology I’m sticking with it!

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#13

same

is that a fact?

#14

Ppl have been laughing behind your back no doubt about it.

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#15

haven’t done an exhaustive study! but collins and oxford had it that way, as does wiktionary (i.e. both are used and acceptable according to most sources, I think)

#16
  • Medi-evil
  • Med-evil

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#17

I think both ways are probably fine, I’m sure I’ve heard people pronounce it with the extra ‘ee’ and not thought anything of it. And even if somebody did think you were a twerp for saying it that way, that makes them not very nice so fuck them.

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#18

If you squint she says medi evil

Yanny

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#19

Just realised Oxford has it right - Fuck Cambridge.

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#20

next step - make bring back mediæval!

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