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Correct pronunciation for the word "emu"?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Quails1, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The term emu houses a broad spectrum of sounds, depending on how you say it. As the title suggests, what's the correct enunciation? I'm getting confused!

    EE-moo?
    EE-mew?
    EM-you?

    The second syllable, does the y sound say its name or is it silent? Like, ee-moo (without the /y/)? Or, ee-mew (including the /y/)?

    The first syllable, is it EE (as in Eeyore) or EH (as in gem)?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The second one.
     
  3. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE-mew. Is that the correct one?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's the way that zoo keepers pronounce it.
     
  5. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see. The word "emu" itself has an array of articulations.
     
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