how to pronounce aegis

how to pronounce aegis

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    Question how to pronounce aegis

    how doyou pronounce Aegis?
    i think its like "edge-iss" but im not sure


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    "Age-iss" is how I usually pronounce it.
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    Aegis pronounced: E Jiss: Greek for armor IIRC.

    *edited to add, I was close it means shield or protection

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegis

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Aegis pronounced: E Jiss: Greek for armor IIRC.
    This is how I pronounce it as well (E-Jiss). ...though I've heard quite a few people use age-iss

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Aegis pronounced: E Jiss: Greek for armor IIRC.

    *edited to add, I was close it means shield or protection

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegis
    Yes, the Aegis was Zeus's magical shield, carried, IIRC, by Pallas Athena (acting as his shield-maiden).

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    I always pronounce it as:

    ay-gis

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    "Yes, the Aegis was Zeus's magical shield, carried, IIRC, by Pallas Athena (acting as his shield-maiden)."

    I want a shield maiden.
    Fair of hair & complexion.

    No My Dear...I'm NOT having an affair...She is only my Shield Maiden...and nothing more.
    There is NOTHING going on between us...she watches over my shield and she carries the doggone thing for me...and that is all that she does.
    Yes, I know that she is young and beautiful but, she is only a lowly Shield Maiden.

    Dang it those all powerful ancient gods really had the life didn't they?

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    It's "Eee'-jiss." (Knew that Greek I took in college would come in handy someday . . . .)

    (And it's in the dictionary, by the way. )

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    I pronounce it "eee-emm-pee."
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    I have some experience with this...

    There is some variation in how to pronounce an -ae- in spoken language.

    Classical Latin, gaelic: Long a, e.g. vitae = vee-tay
    Ecclesiastical latin (Catholic mass): Long i, sounds like "eye"
    Welsh: Combination of "a" followed by "i", sounds like the i in bike.
    Classical Greek: Variation on Ecclesiastical Latin, Caesar actually sounds like Kaiser

    Modern English pronunciation is ee'jis. Sound clip located here: http://www.answers.com/topic/aegis

    Strange how I know that

    Aelbric (pronounced āl-brĭk, gaelic)

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    the 'a' is silent...eejiss

    (I had Greek in college and grad school, FWIW)
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    Dia Dhuit, Aelbric. Neat response, sort of clears up any confusion.
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    JD FTW, Greek 'Ae' is pronounced 'Ee'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    "Yes, the Aegis was Zeus's magical shield, carried, IIRC, by Pallas Athena (acting as his shield-maiden)."

    I want a shield maiden.
    Fair of hair & complexion.

    No My Dear...I'm NOT having an affair...She is only my Shield Maiden...and nothing more.
    There is NOTHING going on between us...she watches over my shield and she carries the doggone thing for me...and that is all that she does.
    Yes, I know that she is young and beautiful but, she is only a lowly Shield Maiden.

    Dang it those all powerful ancient gods really had the life didn't they?
    That was an entertaining aside, QKS. Sounds like you've put some thought into this

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