How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"

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Lieutenant is pronounced...

Poll ended at Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:42 pm

Loo-tenant.
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63%
Left-tenant.
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37%
 
Total votes: 57
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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by LewisD » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:47 pm

Karl_ wrote:mediaeval


Hold up.. can we just discuss this spelling for a second?

Medieval yeah?

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Cuttooth » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:51 pm

LewisD wrote:
Karl_ wrote:mediaeval


Hold up.. can we just discuss this spelling for a second?

Medieval yeah?


Old spelling of words is having a Rennersance.

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Pedz » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:56 pm

Lime wrote:
jawafour wrote:I came into the thread thinking that "GRcade" was somehow pronounced as "lieutenant" :lol: .



It's pronounced 'Gra-cade'


I knew someone who called it GRRRRRcade

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by rinks » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:57 pm

Moggy wrote:Rhymes with one.

banana split.

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Moggy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:57 pm

LewisD wrote:
Karl_ wrote:mediaeval


Hold up.. can we just discuss this spelling for a second?

Medieval yeah?


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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Moggy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:58 pm

rinks wrote:
Moggy wrote:Rhymes with one.

banana split.


That rhymes with three.

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by rinks » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:59 pm

Moggy wrote:
rinks wrote:
Moggy wrote:Rhymes with one.

banana split.


That rhymes with three.

Only if you quote it out of context.

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Victor Mildew » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:01 pm

My dad was a lieutenant commander for a while in the navy, so I know it's Left-tenant.

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Cumberdanes » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:02 pm

Karl_ wrote:Language is never particularly logical though. Why do we write queen instead of cwene? Because some mediaeval aristocrats thought it looked more French and therefore posher.


Tell me about it. I remember something my A Level English Language lecturer once told me as an example of how odd the English language can be. He explained how the letters "GHOTI" could in fact be read as "FISH".

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Mafro » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:05 pm

rinks wrote:
Moggy wrote:Rhymes with one.

banana split.

:o

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Karl_ » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:10 pm

Bring back æ and ð. The best letters.

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Mafro » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:11 pm

Karl_ wrote:Bring back æ and ð. The best letters.


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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Jenuall » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:11 pm

"Loo" because that's how my man Aldo pronounces it. :datass:

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Vermilion » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:12 pm

I've used both before.

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Cuttooth » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:12 pm

GRcæð

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Karl_ » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:14 pm


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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Dowbocop » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:18 pm

The way I see it, the British Army doesn't have lootenants and the American Army doesn't have leftenants, so it'd be a bit rude to get that deliberately wrong if you were speaking to someone holding that rank. For fictional characters go with what they're called in canon (e.g. If you say leftenant Worf you sound like a prick. For a phrase like "trusted lieutenant" I would say "lef."

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by OrangeRKN » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:21 pm

Normally the context makes the pronunciation obvious.

The word in a vacuum I would pronounce "loo" (although you wouldn't be able to hear me)

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Mafro » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:24 pm

Dowbocop wrote:The way I see it, the British Army doesn't have lootenants and the American Army doesn't have leftenants, so it'd be a bit rude to get that deliberately wrong if you were speaking to someone holding that rank. For fictional characters go with what they're called in canon (e.g. If you say leftenant Worf you sound like a prick. For a phrase like "trusted lieutenant" I would say "lef."

I'd get it wrong just to piss off the squaddies.

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PostRe: How does 'cade pronounce "lieutenant"
by Karl_ » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:40 pm

I guess that is, technically, praxis.


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