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    Re: Poll: Beetlejuice or Bettlegherz
    From: Sean C
    Date: 2016 Jul 12, 02:27 -0700

    I pronounce it /ˈbtəls/ (Beetle-juice). Wikipedia gives multiple possible pronunciations, including:

    • /ˈbɛtəlz/ – Betle-jooz
    • /ˈbtəlz/ or /ˈbtəlɜːrz/ – Beetle-jooz or Beetle-jirz
    • /ˈbtəls/ – Beetle-juice
    • /ˈbɛtələz/ – Betle-juz

    Interestingly, the possibility of using a hard 'g' (as in goose) is not mentioned. Perhaps this is because, as stated in the etymology section, the name may be derived from the Arabic بيت الجوزاء Bait al-Jauzā' (House of Orion). [Or, possibly a mis-transliterated يد الجوزاء Yad al-Jauzā' (Hand of Orion).] الجوزاء al-Jauzā' being a feminine name from an old Arab legend.

    -Sean C.

       
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