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Tue Nov 20 01:59:40 UTC 2001
The traditional, anglicized pronunciation of this name is four syllables /her
MY uh nee/ but when you say it fast, the schwa (3rd syllable) can get lost.
In some words of this type the schwa after stressed vowel is lost for
good--compare diamond, diaper, which for me and millions of other Americans
are two-syllables but historically, and (even today for some) have a middle
The College of NJ.
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