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Is is pronounced Gaudi as in "howdy" or as in "bawdy".

Is is pronounced Gaudi as in "howdy" or as in "bawdy".

Old May 29th, 2002, 09:45 AM
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Is is pronounced Gaudi as in "howdy" or as in "bawdy".

Could someone please advise the correct pronunciation so I don't make a fool of myself.

Thank you.
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 09:49 AM
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Rhymes with "howdy" but there's an accent mark on the second syllable.
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 09:54 AM
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Thanks, Kay.
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 10:11 AM
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Well Gaudi was somewhat bawdy, and his work, some say, borders on the gaudy...

what kay said.
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 10:53 AM
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Gow DEE
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 11:10 AM
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Yep, Gow DEE. I can still hear our tour guide at Gaudi's Casa Mila saying his name in her wonderful accent.

I used to think that perhaps the word gaudy stemmed from Gaudi but I read somewhere that is not the case. Interestingly, Merriam-Webster's website doesn't give the origination of the word gaudy, but it looks like it might be from Old French.
 
Old May 30th, 2002, 02:58 AM
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I believe the word gaudy actually comes FROM Gaudi's work but can anyone confirm that?

Kavey
 
Old May 30th, 2002, 06:17 AM
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My dictionary says that "gaudy" comes from Latin "gaudium" -- joy, rejoicing.
 
Old May 30th, 2002, 06:46 AM
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This is where the American Heritage Dictionary always comes in handy:

"From Middle English, gaudi, gaud, prank, trick, possibly from Old French, gaudie, merriment (from gaudir, to enjoy, make merry, from Latin gaudere, to rejoice)and from Latin gaudium, enjoyment, merry-making...."
 
Old May 31st, 2002, 01:46 AM
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Oooooh thank you...

I'd heard it came from Gaudi but that was obviously someone either guessing or pulling my leg!

Kavey
 
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