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Omicron: How The New Variant Is Actually Pronounced - UNILAD


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On December 6, 2021, The New York Times reported that There are many things that people don't know about Covid-19, the Omicron species. One of them is the basic thing is the word Omicron, which is based on the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. How do you read it exactly?

The New York Times reports that Many experts agree that This word does not have an agreed upon English pronunciation.

Merriam-Webster, the oldest dictionary publisher in the United States, pronounces OH-muh-kraan (o-ma-kraan), with an emphasis on the first syllable, which “Dr. Maria Van Kerkow The World Health Organization (WHO) official voted on the day the WHO declared the strain a worrisome mutation.

In the United States, the term is often pronounced AH-muh-kraan (Ah-muh-kraan), while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson It was previously pronounced OH-mee-kraan (oh-mee-kraan), which Merriam-Webster says is less read by people.


However, last week Johnson re-read the term OH-my-kraan (oh-my-kraan).

In the New York Times podcast "The Daily," Apurva Lakia, a reporter on the coronavirus and its variants, said she would read the term AH-muh-. kraan (ah-mu-kran)

"I really don't think it's that important," she said.

The New Oxford English Dictionary explains the pronunciation of this word. Different from Merriam-Webster by "Dr. Andreas Willie" Professor of Linguistics Oxford University says the word is somewhat similar to the English phrase o-MIKE-Ron.

Dr Willie said the word is a combination of “o mikron” (o micron), which means olek in Greek. This word has two syllables. It's pronounced like the English "me" (there is).

Peter Sokolowski, editor at Merriam-Webster, said that because Greek words are transliterated for English pronunciation, The pronunciation of this word is similar to omnipotent, unlike the Latin AH-muh-kraan (ah-mu-kraan).

Edited by jiraporn66

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