A Query about "Query"

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How do you pronounce it?

"K-were-ee"
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38%
"K-wear-ee"
5
63%
 
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A Query about "Query"

Postby Mich » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:03 pm

Queries are often talked about in my line of work, and it seems everyone in the office pronounces it differently, but here are the two main ways. Which do you do? I'm assuming it's regional, but it's probably just one of those "I always read it and never had to pronounce it out loud" things until you're well into adult-hood and wouldn't question it.
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Postby Jayelle » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:11 pm

Quarry?
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:16 pm

Queer-ee
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Postby Luet » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:18 pm

Hmm, I actually say it like "queer-y" which I know looks insulting.

Heh, dittoed Alea!
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Postby mr_thebrain » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:18 pm

queer ee
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Postby Mich » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:26 pm

Really? All of these "queer-ees"? I wish I knew how to add it as an option. No one says it like that in the office!

It's pretty close to "wear-ee", though.
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Postby steph » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:01 pm

I would say more like "k-were-y" than anything else. I don't use the word a lot in my spoken vocabulary though, so I'm not sure how it would come out if I tried to say it.
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Postby zeroguy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:09 am

qweeeeeeery. I don't recall ever having heard otherwise, though it's not a very common word outside of technical discussions, in my experience (which for me, are mostly via text).
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Postby Rei » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:42 am

Dude, both your options are pronounced the same :P

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Postby Young Val » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:52 am

It's a big word in publishing, too. We all say "queer-ee."
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:59 am

I concur with queeree
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Postby Mich » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:18 am

Dude, both your options are pronounced the same :P

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Nuh-uh! One is totally "wur-ee"/"kworry" and the other is "kwherey". There are a million different ways for non-linguists to spell it! Phonemes are fun.
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Postby Luet » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:38 am

Well, regardless, I think you have your answer, which is neither of your poll options.
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Postby Rei » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:25 am

Phonemes are fun.
As are homophones! :P
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:29 am

Unless you're homophobic. :lol:
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Postby Mitchi » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:55 am

Unless you're homophobic. :lol:
Which would also make you afraid of Homo sapiens.


I've always heard and said it as qweer-ee, like everyone else here :P
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