I really hate to have to start a thread here to ask this question, but there's no "stupid questions" subforum, so...
(and yes, I have googled this)
"Melody is a form of remembrance. It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears." - Gian Carlo Menotti
loweleif:Or does the first sound like the word mine?
I guess that's exactly the point. In my opinion the right pronounciation should be like the words minimal etc. This way there's also some connection to the meaning of the word but whatdo I know, there are many weird pronounciations out there that don't seem to make much sense.
One night I dreamed of chewing up my debetcard - there simply is nothing like hard cash in your pocket!
I pronounce praxeology that way. A priori also varies in its pronunciations (I pronounce it 'ay-prior-ee'.)
minarchism = min-ark-izm (OP's second option)
praxeology = praksee-O-logy
a priori = ay pry-OR-ee (a prior-ee is a place you'd expect to find monks )
(And how on Earth do you get "her-moine" from "Hermione"? I can see 'er-mee-own (thinking it's French) or "her-my-own" or something, but "moine"?)
Oh; you're forgiven then ... but I've heard that pronunciation before, and I don't think that's the reason. (Google "Hermione her-moyn" for a lot of examples)
Minarchism wasn't in the Merriam-Webster, but it sounds quite alike
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I don't pronounce it, I sing it M - i - c - k -e -y - A - n - a - r - key...
Sorry, couldn't resist... I'll go ahead and slap myself...
wow, this thread turned out kinda fun.
Dynamix:wow, this thread turned out kinda fun.
And there ain't no law against this! ;-)
MINE! ARE! CHI! SM!
Now for a completely different question: where or from whom does this word derive?
You gave the answer I was looking for. Thanks.