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Offline heaflaw

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propolis
« on: April 30, 2007, 01:32:37 AM »
How is the word "propolis" pronounced?

As in proper or as in probate?

Its not in Webster's.


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Re: propolis
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 07:59:41 AM »
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Re: propolis
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 08:27:34 AM »
I've heard it pronounced:

PROP oh liss
and
pro POL liss

I've heard both just as often.  Maybe "PROP oh liss" a little more often.
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Re: propolis
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 09:13:17 AM »
Thanks was wondering myself.

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Re: propolis
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 09:39:08 AM »
Dang...now I have to pronounce it correctly.
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Re: propolis
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 10:01:23 AM »
That's okay,
I pronounce it the second way Michael posted. When I saw the dictionary pronunciation, I was lie darn I have been wrong all this time. I still like the second one better.

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Re: propolis
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 02:32:58 PM »
Thanks,

It's pronounced like proper.  But we will still get it wrong a lot.

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Re: propolis
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 02:36:50 PM »
i think that WE ALL pronounce it wrong. we have our own word "zadelavina" but people perfer to use propolis, anyway, what i wanted to say is...we should all ask a Greek how it's pronounced right.