Pronouncing "Muni"

Pronouncing "Muni"

Post by Slavoj's b » Sat, 11 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Header basically says it all: how does one pronounce "muni"?

        moonie?  or  myoonie?

As I plan to start looking for parts with which to build one, I figured I
ought to know. Thanks!

Peter

ps: somebody was asking about learning to ride. Has anybody out there
been in my position? I *knew* how to ride about twenty years ago, from
ages about nine through twelve. But I haven't been on one since. My
uni-ing friend from that time in my life said that he has since ridden
one without problems; should I figure that it's like the platitude about
riding a bike, or should I plan on taking a long time to relearn? Sorry
for the long ps--probably should've been a separate post.  8^o
--
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Peter Kittle, dogsbody                 | "The revolution is just  

http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~pdkittle  |       --Billy Bragg

 
 
 

Pronouncing "Muni"

Post by Ken Fuch » Sun, 12 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Header basically says it all: how does one pronounce "muni"?

>    moonie?  or  myoonie?

I'd say add an M in front of UNICYCLE (YOU-NEE-SII-KEL), but don't
change the way the U of UNICYCLE is pronounced, we would thus have
MYOU-NEE-SII-KEL.  Thus MUNI should be pronounced MYOU-NEE (myoonie).

Quote:
>ps: somebody was asking about learning to ride. Has anybody out there
>been in my position? I *knew* how to ride about twenty years ago, from
>ages about nine through twelve. But I haven't been on one since. My
>uni-ing friend from that time in my life said that he has since ridden
>one without problems; should I figure that it's like the platitude about
>riding a bike, or should I plan on taking a long time to relearn? Sorry
>for the long ps--probably should've been a separate post.  8^o

Just imagine not having ridden a bicycle for twenty years.  One can
expect to be very rusty and unsure of oneself, but it probably will
only take a few minutes practice to get one's confidence back and be
riding all over.  However, it may take a few weeks or even months of
practice to regain one's former level of skill on the unicycle.

In essence, once riding a unicycle has been mastered, one never
forgets how to ride a unicycle.

On One Wheel,



 
 
 

Pronouncing "Muni"

Post by Tim Sheppar » Mon, 13 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>ps: somebody was asking about learning to ride. Has anybody out there
>been in my position? I *knew* how to ride about twenty years ago, from
>ages about nine through twelve. But I haven't been on one since. My
>uni-ing friend from that time in my life said that he has since ridden
>one without problems; should I figure that it's like the platitude about
>riding a bike, or should I plan on taking a long time to relearn? Sorry
>for the long ps--probably should've been a separate post.  8^o
>--
>`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'
>Peter Kittle, dogsbody                 | "The revolution is just

>http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~pdkittle  |       --Billy Bragg

I went for about three years without riding. When I started again, I
was extremely wobbly for about five minutes, then only a bit unstable
for half an hour, then I was almost as good as before.

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Pronouncing "Muni"

Post by Unicy.. » Tue, 14 Nov 1995 04:00:00

In a message dated 95-11-11 03:42:01 EST, you write:

Quote:
>ages about nine through twelve. But I haven't been on one since. My
>uni-ing friend from that time in my life said that he has since ridden
>one without problems; should I figure that it's like the platitude about
>riding a bike, or should I plan on taking a long time to relearn?

From what I've seen in my experience, your brain never forgets, but your body
might.  In other words, you may be rusty, but it will come back to you
quickly.  Get out there and ride!

John Foss, President
International Unicycling Federation

P.S.   Where are you?  I'm in the Sacramento area.  Anywhere near you?

 
 
 

Pronouncing "Muni"

Post by Roger Davie » Tue, 14 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
> Header basically says it all: how does one pronounce "muni"?

>    moonie?  or  myoonie?

> As I plan to start looking for parts with which to build one, I figured I
> ought to know. Thanks!

Sorry I have been so slow in getting to this but I have not been in touch with
Duncan Castling and as he invented the name "Muni" thought I should really get
the definitive answer from him.  He says it is said "MUENI"  (that u has an
umloute on it!), the problem with saying it "Moonie" which is the easy way is
the connection with the moonie church.  The new pashley moutain unicycle from
Pashley might be called the Muni (Duncan has developed it).

Bye
Rgr
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Cleveland
UK
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Pronouncing "Muni"

Post by Tim Sheppar » Wed, 15 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>Sorry I have been so slow in getting to this but I have not been in touch with
>Duncan Castling and as he invented the name "Muni" thought I should really get
>the definitive answer from him.  He says it is said "MUENI"  (that u has an
>umloute on it!), the problem with saying it "Moonie" which is the easy way is
>the connection with the moonie church.  The new pashley moutain unicycle from
>Pashley might be called the Muni (Duncan has developed it).

>Bye
>Rgr
>-----------------------------------------------

>Cleveland
>UK
>-----------------------------------------------

Um, I don't understand. Now we need to know how to pronounce "MUENI".
If the umlaut is meant to separate the vowel sounds, this presumably
makes it MOO-EHNY, which is just weird. On the other hand, is it
meant to be pronounced as German? In which case I don't know how to
pronounce that either. Or is it meant to be a guttural version of
MUHNI, which I would probably spell MEUHNI?

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Pronouncing "Muni"

Post by Troy Hardin » Wed, 15 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Just in case anyone cares,   __  _
    here's how I say Muni (myoo'ne).
                           || |  |    _
                           || |  |-> ne sounds like the word knee
                           || |   __
                           || |-> oo sounds like the o's in boot
                           ||
                           ||-> y sounds like the y in yes
                           |
                           |-> m sounds like the m in mum

The "mu" in Muni sounds the same as the "mu" in the word "muse".

The first syllable rhymes with   __     _
the first syllable of unicycle (yoo'ni-si-kel).