"Sirin" Pronunciation ?

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birdFEEDER
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"Sirin" Pronunciation ?

Post by birdFEEDER » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:43 pm

So, this might seem silly, but I've been hearing a couple different pronunciations of "Sirin" and I'm curious which is correct. I've been saying "Sigh-rin", while I've heard others says "Seer-in". My mind can't let rest both pronunciations, so any idea which is correct? :)

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Re: "Sirin" Pronunciation ?

Post by _DemonDan_ » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:59 am

The first I is long and the second I is short.

Pronounced just like police siren.
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Re: "Sirin" Pronunciation ?

Post by moogme » Sat May 02, 2020 12:43 pm

How sure are we about this?

"Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird."

Sirin in this case is definitely not pronounced like police siren.

https://www.howtopronounce.com/sirin

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Re: "Sirin" Pronunciation ?

Post by ummagumma » Sun May 10, 2020 7:15 pm

I thought they were Greek?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siren_(mythology)

oh....the Russian version is spelled "Sirin" ( but is it?? Russian letters are different ), derived from the Greek

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirin

"These half-women half-birds are directly based on the Greek myths and later folklore about sirens"

so question is: how did the Greeks pronounce it?

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Re: "Sirin" Pronunciation ?

Post by moogme » Tue May 12, 2020 9:48 am

Interesting point. I guess all we really need is to find someone from Moog and hear them say it. haha
I have yet to see any video online where the name is actually said by a Moog employee.

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Re: "Sirin" Pronunciation ?

Post by ummagumma » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:50 pm

next time I see Aristotle, I will ask him how it was pronounced & get back to you

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