re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?

millie_dillmount
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How do you pronounce "eurydice"?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:00am
Yur-ee-dice?

Yew-rih-diss?

Another way?

Just wondering. Thanks.
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CapnHook
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:03am
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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Marlene
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:03am
yew-ri-di-see
WickedGeek28
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:08am
I'd go with the first, millie.
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Yankeefan007
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:10am
Either of the following are acceptable:

you-rid-a-see

or

your-id-a-see.
Jon
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:16am
And the accent is on the second syllable:

You RID a see.
broadwaybaby086
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:27am
Also, you-rid-a-chee. Another option.
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Gingersnap2
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:28am
That's how my Greek godmother says it:

"Also, you-rid-a-chee. Another option."
vmlinnie
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:34am
I've studied Greek in school for 6 years, and we've done stories of Orpheus and Eurydice, etc.

It's Your-id-ee-cheh.

Ending with see instead of che(h) may be commonly used, but is NOT correct.
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deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


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AC126748
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:46am
If you're referring to Sarah Ruhl's play, I pronounce it "horrendous".
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Updated On: 6/19/07 at 10:46 AM
keen on kean
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:56am
In Italian, as in the Handel opera, it is you-ri-DEE-chay.
John3
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 12:04pm
if you went by IPA for Italian, it would come out a-oo-ri-dee-tchay.
AC126748
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 12:29pm
Keen, that Italian pronunciation is correct, but the opera you are referring to is by Gluck, not Handel.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
shesamarshmallow
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 12:44pm
Like your idiocy without the second 'i'.

:)
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Caroline-Q-or-TBoo
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 12:47pm
ell oh ell AC1, I read your review on your blog and was quite amused.
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keen on kean
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 02:50pm
Absolutely right to my two subsequent posters. Thanks! Why do I assume that everything I have seen David Daniels in is Handel?
AC126748
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 02:56pm
It's a fair assumption. I think about 95% of his repetoire is Handel. The pickings are pretty slim for countertenors.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Timmer
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 03:24pm
You-rih-dis-see.
Danielm
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 07:02pm
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Dollypop
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 07:07pm
The Italian pronunciation (with Latin roots) is Euro-dee-chay.
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KChenowethfan
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 09:12pm
Not sure how to pronounce it, but hope I can see it. Ruhl's play "Dead Man's Cellphone is currently premiering at Woolly Mammoth in DC (where some of her other works also have had homes) and it has a very strong, smart book. The set design, casting, and staging is very effective.
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waddledee524
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:20pm
http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=Eurydice

Go there, and click on the little red speaker icon next to the main entry. I love that tool.
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Greekmusicalfan
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/19/07 at 10:35pm
Well, in Greek, the name is Evridiki, with the tone in di ! For us Greeks, Euridice sounds awfully funny !
jordangirl
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re: How do you pronounce 'eurydice'?
Posted: 6/22/07 at 11:05pm
In the show they say you-RID-uh-see.

Saw it tonight. I'm still processing...and just now feeling fully vertical again ~ I was slanted for a while. I didn't dislike it...it's definitely different though.
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