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the longest English word

Postby Mr.mockingbird » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:33 pm

hi,

How do you pronounce the longest English word: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis? Where should I put the stress?


Thank you in advance,

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Postby Mister Micawber » Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:32 pm

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That's only one person's idea of the longest English word, Mr.m-- take a look at SOME OF THESE.

Yours appears to be more Latin than English, the name of a medical condition. I will try to render it in a reasonable facsimile of IPA:

/nu:'mounou 'ultra 'maikrou 'skoupik 'silikou val'kanou 'koni ou sis/. The main stress is on the penultimate syllable (/ou/), as indicated. Secondary stresses are marked with a preceding apostrophe.
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Postby Mr.mockingbird » Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:50 pm

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Postby johnsonabigail23 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:48 pm

I don't know how to pronounce it. But be sure I have to check it first in the online dictionary.
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Re: the longest English word

Postby brownyadon » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:13 pm

The longest words in Oxford Dictionaries Online are:
1. antidisestablishmentarianism opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England - 28 letters
2. floccinaucinihilipilification the estimation of something as worthless - 29 letters
3. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis a supposed lung disease - 45 letters
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Re: the longest English word

Postby Lensa » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:51 pm

Wow! It's unbelievable! How could someone pronounce that! :)
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Re: the longest English word

Postby essaybox » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:34 am

Don't know how to pronounce it. But be sure I have to check it first in the online dictionary.
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