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pronouncing the word "aneros"
  • darwindarwin
    Posts: 1,195
    it is really quite something that this online community has been going for almost ten years yet, since it exists almost solely in text, there isn't necessarily a consensus on how the word aneros, the centerpiece of all discussion, is even pronounced!

    we can have a poll on this, but first i want to get right the possibilities:

    1) AN-er-os
    2) an-AIR-os
    3) an-ER-os

    are those clear? are there any others?

    there are at least two voice recordings i have heard that use the word, and they differ on pronunciation.

    - the HypnAerosession i think uses pronunciation (2) above.

    - the unofficial instructional video YouPorn - Porn uses (1) above.

    just to get the discussion going, i have always used (1) above.

    darwin
  • thhn
    Posts: 425
    I use number 1 but have heard all the others
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    Hi Darwin, :)

    I've always used the number one definition you listed. And it never occurred to me that there was another way to pronounce it. I'm sure the owners of the Aneros company likely know how it was intended to be pronounced. Send them a note and find out?

    Love_is
  • HelixerHelixer
    Posts: 566
    A-NE-ROS

    But really IMO it's a combination of the greek Aner-man and Eros-god of love
  • Turnrow
    Posts: 123
    I use pronunciation 3.

    To me the root word is EROS which means sensual/sexual love and it involves the anus, hence the root AN.

    So AN-E-ROS for me with a short vowel sound on the A and the E and a long vowel sound on the O. The accent for me falls on the E syllable of this three syllable word. Seems easier to say for me.
  • darwindarwin
    Posts: 1,195
    ok, without benefit of official phonetics symbols, how's this:

    (1) AN-eh-ros
    (2) an-AIR-ros (i included the R in the middle syllable only to make clear how the A sounds)
    (3) an-EH-ros

    how's that?

    i do agree with the etymology your propose (anal + eros), which is what i always assumed. but i still pronounce it like (1)

    darwin
  • J4J4
    Posts: 124
    I've always said "a-nair-ous" when speaking. But then again... that's been twice now.
  • Turnrow
    Posts: 123
    Good work Darwin.

    I go with number three (3) still as closest to the way I say it.
  • cyrezcyrez
    Posts: 109
    ah-ney-rose ?
    ah-nee-rose
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Guys,

    Naturally one may choose to pronounce the word any way that you want. However the correct pronunciation (and the one that I have confirmed and reconfirmed many times over the years with the owner) is closest to number 2 : an-AIR-os

    When we were in production with the HypnAerosession
    CD one of the things that I was involved with was working with Alana to get the pronunciation of the product correct. As I recollect my phonetic spelling of the word was as follows:

    a-NAIR-os where the a is pronounced like the "a" in the word america

    and the -os is a similar sound to the "oss" in the word gross

    I also sent her a recording of my own voice pronouncing the word as well, so that there would be no confusion.

    There you have it !

    BF Mayfield
  • thecritta
    Posts: 154
    [QUOTE=darwin;94337]it is really quite something that this online community has been going for almost ten years yet, since it exists almost solely in text, there isn't necessarily a consensus on how the word aneros, the centerpiece of all discussion, is even pronounced!

    we can have a poll on this, but first i want to get right the possibilities:

    1) AN-er-os
    2) an-AIR-os
    3) an-ER-os

    are those clear? are there any others?

    there are at least two voice recordings i have heard that use the word, and they differ on pronunciation.

    - the HypnAerosession i think uses pronunciation (2) above.

    - the unofficial instructional video YouPorn - Porn uses (1) above.

    just to get the discussion going, i have always used (1) above.

    darwin

    That damn youporn video it is not fair why cant she be present when i am using aneros? He just about gets the whole works dammit, great video as far a sex goes, the only person i get to have sex with is myself atm but thank god i have aneros it always makes it just that little bit easier now. But anyways still a great video to watch. Cause she is hot beautiful and naked and he is using aneros with her beautiful naked body right next to him, oh well maybe i shouldnt complain i still have half the picture he has, just take the hot naked women out of the picture and thats me on my bed doh.

    doh doh doh

    Plz excuse my bitching and moaning and bouts of jeleousy lol

    Cheers dudes thecritta
  • thecritta
    Posts: 154
    how about a new way of saying aneros anal-AER-os lol what do you guys think?
    Maybe thats how aneros should be pronounced, just for laughs just kidding lol.
  • It sounds strange to my English ears when I hear it pronounced an-AIR-roes (sharp S at the end). That pronunciation seems to reflect an American trend in pronouncing foreign words ending in -os as "oes" (as in 'toast' without the t's). It's quite ugly sounding to me. The pronunciation that made my toes curl was when an American friend of mine pronounced "risotto" as ree-ZOE-toe. There o's are always short in Italian and it just made it sound affected.

    Still, language evolves and changes according to geography, so no doubt an American hearing me say Aneros will think it sounds dumb and affected too! The real pronunciation of this device should be "Ahhhhhhhh"!
  • Turnrow
    Posts: 123
    So how do you pronounce it, rorymuscle?

    You UK people always intrique us Americans--- at least me.

    I strain to understand lots of UK televison programs I see on Public Broadcasting.

    Dont get me wrong. I love to visit the UK and have spent time in school there.

    Tell us your pronunciation. You post was interesting.
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Several years ago I did a Playboy After Dark radio interview with one of the owners of the company. Despite the fact that I spelled it phonetically for the hosts (prior to the show) and pronounced it for them during the show, they continually referred to it as:

    AN-URR-ROES


    It was pretty amusing to me at the time. It's almost like a rohrschach test, people will make of it as they will. So it goes! I'm sure that Rorymuscle will have his own take on this, but the last time I did Erotica UK I heard several pronunciations there, these two were the most common:

    AN-NARE-US

    AN-NAIR-ROES


    When a true "S" (ESS) was used at the end of the word the "O" morphed into more of a -US or -OUS sound. When there was a long O sound used the "S" took on more of a "Z" sound.
  • enigma
    Posts: 90
    A bit difficult to explain

    ANN EROSS keeping the syllables short

    Thats how I say it in English
  • As a uk guy I have always pronounced it Anna-ross
    Never though of any other way you could pronounce it!
  • Turnrow
    Posts: 123
    For me, I have a freind who pronounces it ANNA ROSS.

    This gives me the willies as I think the root word is EROS, which is sexual love.
  • I have pronounced like choice 2. It seems to make sense to me that the choice should be #2. :-)