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D00M
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:03:22 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

How do you pronounce "reportorially" in the following?

Bernstein is clearly galvanised by covering a big story again but there is no hint of glee. “I would hardly call covering Trump a joyous experience,” he told the Guardian. “I think that this is a dangerous time for America, that we have a president with no regard for the rule of law or for the truth. I say those things not pejoratively. It’s reportorially established and I think that’s what’s so extraordinary.”

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:02:36 AM

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Hi!
It is not a word I have heard - it's definitely not a common word.

The Random House dictionary says it's generally /ˌrɛp ərˈtɔr i əl li/ or /ˌrɛp ərˈtoʊr i əl li/ - which would sound something like this.
REPertorially (short 'o' sound, like 'hot')
or
REPerTORially (long 'o' sound like 'hope')

Both have the MAIN stress on the third syllable and a minor stress on the first.

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Personally, (with my northern English accent) I would pronounce the second syllable with a proper 'o' sound too.

/ˌrɛp oʊrˈtoʊr i əl li/ - like REPorTORially (unstressed long 'o' sound like 'hope' in 'repor' and stressed long 'o' sound like 'hope' in 'tor').

I think that the normal southern English pronunciation would be like the American.
REPerTORially (long 'o' sound like 'hope')



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
thar
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:14:19 AM

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If I were ever to say it (which I wouldn't unless reading out this article)
I think I would stress the second and third syllables

the second as in report, but slighter stress, more even between the two syllables and a more open and stressed rep: -rep - ort rather than re-port

the first of the suffix - orially

rep ort orially
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:36:39 AM

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That's interesting, and surprising.

But at least we agree that the 'o' in 'repor' is an 'o' not a schwa.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
thar
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:54:52 AM

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Yes, that would feel very odd. It is about reporting, not about repertoire or regional theatre!

Quote:
Definition of repertorial
: of or relating to a repertory
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