Maybe this problem is a bit too trivial for some people. I could not find any dictionary giving me a pronunciaiton for the word 'pluriharmonic'. Google does not work, either. Will someone be kind enough to give me a pronunciation for this word? It is a word from mathematics. I guess since it is a compound word, 'pluri-harmonic' may be its correct form. So will someone give me some information on the 'pluri' part? How is it pronounced? Thank you very much!
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The entire word may not be in online dictionaries, but its parts certainly are. OxfordDictionaries.com has:
So: /ˈplʊəri/ /hɑːˈmɒnɪk/, or in simplified form: plu-ri-hahr-mon-ik
As a classical compound, it's not necessarily hyphenated, but looking at other words compounded from pluri- (pluripotent, plurilateral, etc.), it appears that it is not:
Probably the prefix is /'plərə/, or /'plʊrə/ in careful speech; almost certainly it wouldn't end in /i/ in a compound.
The initial /h/ in harmonic may or may not be pronounced, since it's stressed on the second syllable like historic, and prefixation wouldn't shift its stress.
So, all together then, if it were a frequently pronounced word, it would be /'plərəhar'manək/, with two stresses, one of which might be slightly louder than the other -- but which one would vary.
But it's obviously made up from classical roots, so anybody might well pronounce it any way at all, since it's not a common word to most readers.
OED doesn't have this, but it does have others to model your pronunciaiton on. For example pluriflorous