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    pronunciation problem

    I find it a bit scary that I'm the only one posting questions in this section, as it makes me feel as if I'm a pain, but I really od need the help of natives, yet again.

    It's about two words, they weren't in my pronunciation dictionary, and I'm stuck trying to figure out the right way of saying them.

    Caedmonian
    Cynewulf

    Any help please?

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    I've never seen those words before in my life, much less heard them pronounced. Must be fantasy novels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    I've never seen those words before in my life, much less heard them pronounced. Must be fantasy novels?
    Barm, have you every tried Google before? It can be of great assist in finding information!

    Cynewulf is one of twelve Anglo-Saxon poets that are known by name today, and one of four whose work survives today. (Wiki)

    I don't know, but I'd guess like sine+wool+f

    Caedmonian is something religious I gather (catholic)?

    I would guess K
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    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/Caedmon
    http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cynewulf

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    Well, bugger me!
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    both are the schools of poetry back in the anglo-saxon times, Caedmonian sch. wrote poetry based on the lives of saints and apostols, and Cynewulf was all about paraphrasing the Bible.
    I need it for my English literature exam, which, for all I know, might be oral, depending on the mood of the lecturer :/

    thankls a bunch, DDT grrrreatly appreciated.

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    There are no such words as those in English~So I would best not worry about them~And theres nothing wrong with you posting quetions in this section~This is what this website is for =)
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    My brother-in-law lives in New Jersey on a street named Cynwyd, pronounced sin-wid. вроде сынуыд

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    My brother-in-law lives in New Jersey on a street named Cynwyd, pronounced sin-wid. вроде сынуыд
    cyn.... cym... cymr.... это явно что-то валлийское.
    а википедия вообще говорит что
    "The American "Cynwyd" is, however, now pronounced /'kɪnwɪd/ ("kinwid")
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