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How do you pronounce 'Drudkh?'

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3 minutes ago, Balor said:

After rereading it, I think that I get it now (I was just misreading it from the beginning!  Guess I should not become a linguist...).  @Fraser was right.  Thanks for helping me sort this out.

Not droooood! Drud, as in drudgery. Drud-kha. The "drood" sound would have a line over the u to denote a long vowel.

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I think I found it. "Drrood" (Source: http://www.visiblemantra.org/pronunciation.html)

  • "The dental consonants (t th d dh) are pronounced with the tongue on the teeth. In English our tongue is often on the gum behind the teeth, making our dental stops sound like something between a true dental and a retroflex."
  • "ṛ as in cur"
  • "u as in put or foot"
  • "Aspirated consonants (kh, gh, ch, jh, th, dh, ph, bh): the h's are pronounced so that th as in hothouse, not as in theatre."

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7 hours ago, Balor said:

I think I found it. "Drrood" (Source: http://www.visiblemantra.org/pronunciation.html)

  • "The dental consonants (t th d dh) are pronounced with the tongue on the teeth. In English our tongue is often on the gum behind the teeth, making our dental stops sound like something between a true dental and a retroflex."
  • "ṛ as in cur"
  • "u as in put or foot"
  • "Aspirated consonants (kh, gh, ch, jh, th, dh, ph, bh): the h's are pronounced so that th as in hothouse, not as in theatre."

I’m not sure how you arrive at the decision that the kh is silent. It must be something like Drood-keh although without overdoing the ‘keh’ part too much. 

Then say that with a dodgy Russian accent and we are probably halfway there. 

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8 hours ago, Requiem said:

I’m not sure how you arrive at the decision that the kh is silent. It must be something like Drood-keh although without overdoing the ‘keh’ part too much. 

Then say that with a dodgy Russian accent and we are probably halfway there. 

I think I found my mistake.  I think that it is closer to "Dru-huh," where the kh at the end is unvoiced and unaspirated.

Source: http://pages.ucsd.edu/~dkjordan/resources/PronouncingSanskrit.html

I don't speak Sanskrit or study language, so I am finding this pronunciation very difficult.

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On 11/14/2017 at 8:50 AM, Balor said:

I think I found my mistake.  I think that it is closer to "Dru-huh," where the kh at the end is unvoiced and unaspirated.

Source: http://pages.ucsd.edu/~dkjordan/resources/PronouncingSanskrit.html

I don't speak Sanskrit or study language, so I am finding this pronunciation very difficult.

Looking back on this, I realized that I forgot to include the second d in my pronunciation.  As a result, I think the correct way to say 'Drudkh' would be "Dru-dhuh."

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On 1/30/2018 at 2:25 AM, Fraser said:

Drood - Ka I have always heard. Droodka = Drudkh

Every time I research it I keep coming to the conclusion that the 'kh' are both unvoiced an unaspirated (thereby creating a pronunciation like Droodhuh).  Perhaps I am just misunderstanding my sources?

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13 minutes ago, Balor said:

Every time I research it I keep coming to the conclusion that the 'kh' are both unvoiced an unaspirated (thereby creating a pronunciation like Droodhuh).  Perhaps I am just misunderstanding my sources?

The pronunciation guide you linked says nothing about not pronouncing the "k" (consonants as in English except for the ones on the list) and reinforces that you're supposed to say (aspirate!) the "h" as well. And going by the guide, the vowel sound should be "u" as in "mud", not "mood".

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22 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

The pronunciation guide you linked says nothing about not pronouncing the "k" (consonants as in English except for the ones on the list) and reinforces that you're supposed to say (aspirate!) the "h" as well. And going by the guide, the vowel sound should be "u" as in "mud", not "mood".

After rereading it, I think that I get it now (I was just misreading it from the beginning!  Guess I should not become a linguist...).  @Fraser was right.  Thanks for helping me sort this out.

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