ME - los or MEL - os?
Mar 17, 2002 at 1:18 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 20

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When I bought one of my Melos', the former owner kept referring to it as the "MEL-os" as in the man's name "Mel" with an "os" (long o, soft s) on the end.

I questioned him about pronuciation, because I always thought it was ME-los, as in "me" myself and I with an "os" on the end (long o, soft s). He said the shop where he got it pronouced it "MEL-os".

Any ideas how to pronounce "Melos"?

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Mar 17, 2002 at 2:42 AM Post #3 of 20

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You mean MAY-los? But that's not even a choice!
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And how do we know the s is soft? What if it's May-loz?
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Mar 17, 2002 at 3:36 AM Post #5 of 20

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Quote:

Originally posted by markl
And how do we know the s is soft? What if it's May-loz?
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If we ever need to get them repaired, we may pronounce it May-lox
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A dealer near me who used to carry the line pronounces it mell' oss. Good enough for me
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Mar 17, 2002 at 3:51 AM Post #6 of 20

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Quote:

Originally posted by markl
You mean MAY-los? But that's not even a choice!
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Err, the apostrophe just means emphasis -- it's not one of those french accents. Think ME los.
 
Mar 17, 2002 at 4:01 AM Post #7 of 20

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I was curious about this too. I was leaning toward ME-los, but whaddo I know?
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Mar 17, 2002 at 5:54 AM Post #9 of 20

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Mail-os (soft "ai," long "o," short "s")

At least that's how my seller pronounced it...
Now we're really confused.
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Whatever it is, it sounds more exotic than Me-los.

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Mar 17, 2002 at 7:17 AM Post #10 of 20

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Should someone just e-mail Melos Audio Restoration and just ask?
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This reminds me of people dicussing the Grado pronunciation. (I always thought it was Grah-do, but it's Gray-do.)
 
Mar 17, 2002 at 1:12 PM Post #13 of 20

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Melos is ancient Greek and means song or - the plot thickens - melody.

Exchange the "dy" in melody for an "s" and you're there. Both vowels are short, with stress on the first syllable.

Ancient Greek dictionary - I knew it would come in handy, eventually.
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Mar 17, 2002 at 3:55 PM Post #14 of 20

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Quote:

Originally posted by Driftwood
does it matter? to me it is pronounced "oooooohhh yeah!!!"
or maybe "swweeeeeet"
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Until it breaks down, then its "OOOOHHH SH!T" or maybe something a little stronger since there is only really one place that knows much about fixing the meli. hoho.
 

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