Richard Armitage, “scruffy and loose”

Inhabiting it is Armitage, scruffy and loose“. Criticizes his pronunciation slightly. Also discussions the piece’s context in the art of animation.

~ by Servetus on July 13, 2017.

5 Responses to “Richard Armitage, “scruffy and loose””

  1. I’m afraid the link doesn’t work. Do you mean Film School Rejects’s review? Here: https://filmschoolrejects.com/netflixs-castlevania-evokes-classics-r-rated-animation/amp/
    I read it earlier today and wanted to ask you if the remark re his pronunciation is fair.

    • Thanks for letting me know it was broken.

      I say “bestiary” with a long “e” (sounds like beast-e-ary), but perhaps the British pronounciation is different. There are several dozen words with different British pronunciations. (e.g., for “respite,” I say RES-pit and Brits say RE-spite; for “issue,” I say “ishew” and Brits say “is-you”). I’d have to look it up.

      • Thank you👍

      • The dictionary lists the short “e” pronunciation first, and the long “e” second — so Richard was correct. Follows the old rule, vowel followed by two consonants is usually short; vowel followed by one consonant usually long. There are exceptions, of course — but apparently this isn’t one of them. 🙂

        • Which dictionary? If a UK dictionary, okay; but I have literally never heard anyone in the US use the short “e” pronunciation, so if a US dictionary lists it that way, it’s out of date. Honestly, I don’t care enough to look it up in this particular case, but I will defend the reviewer insofar as an American would not expect to hear it pronounced the way Armitage does.

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