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How do you pronounce in English the word hegemony?
I have used it a lot since I learnt it in Spanish in college eons ago but I have not heard it pronounced in English. Webster wasn't a lot of help. I guess I need to HEAR it pronounced...
In fact everyone at work (English speaking) told me that they had never heard it before. It does exist however... !!
 
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heh-GEH-muh-nee
 
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Interesting. I always said HEDGE -eh - muh - nee. Which is listed as a valid alternate according to www.m-w.com, but it's less common. That's what happens sometimes with words I read without hearing them spoken. Oh well. Note that www.m-w.com does give sound samples too if you prefer.
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Ah yes Jim! My oversight.
MW had the pronunciation for HEGEMONIC.
Which is derived from hegemony.
It's been one of my favorite words for a long time (of course it all began in Spanish in college as I may have mentioned).
Much less spoken or written for that matter except (and I will stop here) in anti-American rambles.
 
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Among political science types, "hegemony" is about as common as, um, "orthogonal" is among computer science types.
 
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I should know.. I graduated from the Univ. of Puerto Rico (UPR).
If you let me make a joke based on absolute fact, it is impossible to attend the UPR and NOT be involved in politics at least for some of your time there.
And in my case I was a student at the faculty that taught Political Science before I switched to my final major of physics.
In that institution is where I learned the word hegemony. I probably heard at the private Catholic school that I attended, but it never meant anything because I can't remember it...
 
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Maybe they don't know about hegemony. I'll bet they can talk about Fiends, Laverne and Sirly, and Happy Daze.
 
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Rufus:
Your message was apparently misplaced or in a sorry order. It happens all the time Don't worry.
Because I'm sure that you are not saying that the people who went to the University of Puerto Rico are ignorant.
Of course you don't.
However, we do not know who Fiends, Laverne and Sirly and Happy Daze are.
Saludos,
 
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Isn't Fiends a new sitcom from Joss Whedon?
 
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Neither ignorant nor stupid, I think the phrase around here is orthogonally focused.
 
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"Fiends"... must be the title of the show "Friends" in the Bizarro World!
(Superman joke there).
 
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