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« on: August 08, 2008, 03:03:33 PM »

I got the Ludvig part. 

Schytte?

Besides the obvious, is it ShIIIt?  Or ShIIIt-E?



On the lighter side, I can imagine someone announcing the Schytte piece they are about to play. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 03:09:26 PM »

To be on the safe side, perhaps pronounce it to rhyme with "beet, fleet, meet" or maybe "shee - ta" (rhyme with "cheetah"?)
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 04:37:37 PM »

Next on our program is a piece of Lips Sealed

Maybe make use of the "e" at the end. shy-TAY
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 05:35:31 PM »

I've heard "Shite."  I like it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 06:51:59 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludvig_Schytte

He's Danish.  A Danish Schytte.  Studied with Liszt, so he's Liszt's Schytte.  Wrote educational music... educational Schytte.  Not to be confused with the two Schytte concerti of course.  And he's a Romantic composer, so he's the Romantic Schytte.  Looks like he's a pre-Hitler Schytte too.  And I don't see anything about a doctorate, so I guess he's just Mr. Schytte to you.

That still doesn't tell me how to pronounce the name though.  I'd hesitate to use that one in church.  Play some Schytte music in church?  Tell someone you played a piece of Schytte in church?  This is one of those words to tread carefully around.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 09:09:23 PM »

I got a bunch of answers from the linguist corner:
"The correct pronunciation in Modern Danish (slightly different from how it was pronounced when he lived) is ['luđˀ.vi 'skřdə] in approximated IPA. This is not exactly easy to pronounce for an English-speaking musician, though. I’d probably pronounce it like ['skʊdə] (with the [ʊ] being like the u in ‘put’) if saying it in English, I think."

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"also known as Ludwig Skutte (with an umlaut u), " ... and apparently in the old ABRSM book he was listed to rhyme with "shooter" or like the German "Schuette" (u with Umlaut).

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 12:30:37 AM »

Ah, I see.  More like "scooter?" 
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 02:22:31 AM »

I'd be afraid to ask this question never mind answer it.   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 02:31:48 AM »

There's a Schytte piece on the forum collection here.  That's why I ask.  At first glance I thought Scuttle, then I looked more carefully...  Lips Sealed Embarrassed Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 05:02:24 AM »

Haha, I was going to suggest "Skittuh," with the "uh" being the "oe" in Goethe.
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 05:35:30 PM »


On the lighter side, I can imagine someone announcing the Schytte piece they are about to play. Smiley


"And now, some Schytte!"
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 11:27:06 PM »

( shi-te )
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2008, 11:06:52 PM »

i mean its ronounced like shite
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2008, 02:48:44 AM »

Haha.  That's not helping.  I'm thinking of several ways to pronounce that.

It's one syllable?

And what would it rhyme with?  Kite? 
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2008, 09:45:32 AM »

To save a load of retyping - what keypeg said in Reply #5 above is right. More or less rhymes with 'scooter' but the first vowel is lighter and the double t is heavier.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2008, 09:31:47 PM »

well microsoft sam said it is pronounced like ( sca-ti )  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2008, 11:38:57 PM »

The y in Schytte like in y or ü in
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and the e very short, as in "shooter"
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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2008, 04:06:31 AM »

To save a load of retyping - what keypeg said in Reply #5 above is right. More or less rhymes with 'scooter' but the first vowel is lighter and the double t is heavier.

Pronouncing it shite is so much more fun though.
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2012, 05:03:15 PM »

Here you go: http://www.forvo.com/word/ludvig_schytte/#da
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2012, 04:13:48 AM »

i read it as 'scythe'....as the pronounce for ''dead scythe'' ? how about that...i think it should sound better than 'shitttt'... Tongue
not trying to pollute the good names though..
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