Sunday, October 05, 2008

Question from Ashley - Pronouncing "Henrician"


This may be a really off the wall and naive question to ask but I have actually heard debates about it among history students.

How do you pronounce Henrician?

1) Hen-ree-shun

2) Hen-ree-cee-en

3) Hen-ree-can

Thanks!



5 Comments:

Anonymous PhD Historian said...

In the US, most university history professors and such pronounce it "Hen-ree-shun." Among British professors, I've heard both "Hen-ree-shun" and "Hen-ree-cee-en." I think the second is probably the more completely correct pronounciation, but the first is perfectly acceptable.

Hen-ree can is incorrect.

October 05, 2008 2:58 PM  
Anonymous kathy said...

I vote for #1 That's always the way I've heard it.

October 05, 2008 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

phd historian, an English professor of mine in graduate school once told us, "Don't even consider becoming a writer until you know what the adjectival form of your last name will be."

I doubt that Henry (7 or 8) ever gave this a thought, but I find it strangely apropos! *LOL*

October 05, 2008 6:48 PM  
Anonymous PhD Historian said...

I'm lucky ... the adjectival form of my last name is "Edwardian," pretty straightforward.

October 05, 2008 7:05 PM  
Anonymous Tudorrose said...

The correct term for Henrician is Henreeceeen.

October 06, 2008 8:09 PM  

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