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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2015, 05:28:21 pm »
Shame there's no green smiley - I feel quite jealous - hope you have a great time seeing her, Kathy!  :D

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2015, 05:39:43 pm »
I was looking for a jealous smiley too ;D

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2015, 06:46:11 pm »
Two choices, both expressing my own reaction.




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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2015, 07:19:34 pm »
Wow. Wish I was there. Enjoy yourself, Kathy.

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2015, 07:33:01 pm »
Have a great time, Kathy!

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2015, 02:56:11 pm »
Today's article in the Washington Post included this helpful advice:

...(pronounced "err-me-own", unlike the Harry Potter character)...

I'll admit that I've had the character's pronunciation bouncing around in my head.   :-[ :D
« Last Edit: June 06, 2015, 02:58:17 pm by kimma001 »

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2015, 08:37:04 pm »
I was put straight on this when we first heard about her, as there was a video I think on the BBC news site which had a commentary.  One of my cats is called Hermione - wonder if I should change the pronunciation?  Though she does occasionally get called Hermy1 so maybe I shouldn't try to confuse her any further.

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2015, 08:41:43 pm »
My American brain never thought of either the British or French pronunciation until I saw one of the Harry Potter movies.  It is spelled as if pronounced Her-me-own.  I'll never forgive English (all kinds) for being so irregular. ;)

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2015, 10:07:10 pm »
The reason for the 'British' pronunciation is that we use an approximation to the original Greek. (Ἑρμιόνη) The mark at the beginning indicates a 'breathy' sound which we transliterated as H and the vowel at the end is pronounced part way between e and ee.  The Greeks put the stress on the o but that is strange for English and so it has moved to the i. You get the same effect with the e at the end of Penelope which also comes from the Greek.

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2015, 10:38:29 pm »
I am aware it is all legit and ancient.  It's the lack of phonetic spelling the does us in.  :)

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2015, 11:24:54 pm »
She is magnificent!

Some pictures -

Looming in the mist:



Random schooner  ;D



Momma and her ducklings -



They saluted... Godspeed saluted... shore batteries saluted ... reminded of that time in Hong Kong -



Looming over the Godspeed (The Godspeed was one of the 3 ships that brought the first settlers to Jamestown, VA - this is a replica)



The sheer height of her masts -



 ;D ;D



I didn't go on board - the dock was very low to her side, and the gangway was just a little to steep for my tastes - you could only go on the deck - folks were not allowed below.


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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2015, 11:33:48 pm »
Wonderful pictures - I love the first looming in the mist best.  Thank you for showing us.

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Re: Hermione - Replica 18th Century French frigate
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2015, 12:37:34 am »
Thanks Kathy - she is indeed magnificent.  How wonderful to have been able to see her in 'the flesh' - or whatever the nautical equivalent is ....  :D