[DWJ] Which syllable do you stress in "Chrestomanci"?

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Wed Oct 5 05:01:43 EDT 2011


On 04/10/11 17:40, Irina Rempt wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 October 2011 18:38:29 Ellen Willcox wrote:
>> I'm American - not from New England, though much of my family is, and my
>> accent is a bit muddled from living with them but in Virginia and North
>> Carolina - and I've always said CHRES-tomanci.  Am I seriously the only one
>> besides this reviewer?
>>
>> That makes me wonder:  those of you who read Harry Potter, how do you
>> pronounce the Hogwarts school subject "Arithmancy"?  I put the emphasis on
>> the first syllable again; I'm curious whether anyone does it differently.
>
> a-RITH-mancy, because of 'arithmetic'.

Ditto.



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