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I am confused: Please listen to the audio file from google here

This can't be right, can it?

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Hey Buddy, I'm an ESL student, too. And, when I want to know the pronunciation of some word I prefer to look here. It might help you better than Google translator pronunciation! –  Ed. Brazil Apr 15 '11 at 19:52
    
Don't sweat your confusion - 99% of the English speakers you run into (outside of a seminary, perhaps) will never have heard of this word. –  Chris B. Behrens Nov 7 '11 at 23:16

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That's funnny; the Google audio switched the consonant sounds. He actually says thee-AH-si-dee. The correct pronunciation is pretty close to "the Odyssey" but with a harder 'th' than you would normally use for "the."

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The correct pronunciation is θēˈädəsē which sounds like "thee-ahd-ih-see". The audio file appears to have mixed up the d and s sounds and is incorrect. Alternative pronunciations do exist but none of them would swap the d and s.

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You are right, and the sound file from Howjsay agrees.

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