How to pronounce Cmloegcmluin

05.06.2014 § Leave a comment

IPA:
ʃmleɪg’ʃmlɪn

In layman’s terms, take the “shm” sound from “consequences, shmonsequences” then add on the word “leg.” Then repeat the “shm” and add the first syllable of “linear”. One could write the word “Shmlegshmlin” for a more intuitive pronunciation, and indeed I used to spell it that way before I developed the General American English phonemic transcription which I use for sound poetry today.

So, no, it’s not kuh-muh-low-igg-kuh-muh-loo-inn. It’s just two syllables. Sounds like a diminutive demon.

Bonus question: what does Cmloegcmluin mean? I don’t quite know yet.

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