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English 101 - How do you pronounce Schaums?

  1. Oct 30, 2005 #1
    How do you pronounce Schaums as in the popular Schaums outlines? Is it Schaums as in "Shawms" or "Skawms". I heard someone calling it "Skooms" today and chuckled. I've always said it as "Shawms" is that correct?
    Just curious...
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2005
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  3. Oct 30, 2005 #2
    i've always heard shawm's or showm's (as in 'ow that hurt')
     
  4. Oct 30, 2005 #3

    Tide

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    It's German so it's pronounced 'shaum' with 'au' as in 'frau' or 'how'
     
  5. Oct 31, 2005 #4

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    I have always heard it like Fourier's first suggestion...pronounced like 'Shawms'.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2005 #5
    Yep I have heard/use "Shawms" too.
     
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