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

This can't be right, can it?

  • 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
    Commented Apr 15, 2011 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. Commented Nov 7, 2011 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."


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.


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

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