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How do you pronounce "representamen" ?

 
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Kayy



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:36 pm    Post subject: How do you pronounce "representamen" ? Reply with quote

Hello!

I don't have a clue Shocked

Could you please help me?
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Brix



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard this word.

I've never heard it; never spoken it; never read it.


Wind up....
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it's a coined word by some company? Without ever having heard it, I'd probably pronounce "representamen" with the heavy stress on "sent" and a secondary stress on "men" and it sounds like some superhero representative to me. Heh

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Kayy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a sentence with this word:

A sign, or representamen, is something which stands to somebody for something in some respect ...

I thought it might be pronounced represenTAmen, like representation Question


but I'm not a native speaker. I don't know Sad
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kayy wrote:
here is a sentence with this word:

A sign, or representamen, is something which stands to somebody for something in some respect ...

I thought it might be pronounced represenTAmen, like representation Question


but I'm not a native speaker. I don't know Sad


I have never heard of this word, and apparently neither has dictionary.com. Are you sure it's correct? Without having heard or seen it before, I would guess repreSENTamen, like represent, but I don't think it's a word.
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Kayy



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, the word really exists. it's a specific term in semiotics.
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darimana



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have never heard of the word either, so sorry don't know how to pronounce it, but looked it up, read the following link and still don't really understand what it means..... hope someone can help you soon!

http://www.helsinki.fi/science/commens/terms/representamen.html
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

darimana wrote:

http://www.helsinki.fi/science/commens/terms/representamen.html


Eeek!
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Don McChesney



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The site quoted above has extracts from 1903 and earlier Sad

This was before semiotics was thought of. I think 'signifier' is the current term, but could be wrong
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