How to you pronounce Logos? Are you consistent?

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Nov 26 2015 3:14 PM

In 2011 Mark Ward wrote a blog about how to pronounce Logos. Here is the link:

https://blog.logos.com/2015/11/how-to-pronounce-logos-and-other-important-evangelical-words/

Once again he has written another blog on the same topic - this time on the official Logos Bible Software Blog dated today. Here is the link:

https://blog.logos.com/2015/11/how-to-pronounce-logos-and-other-important-evangelical-words/

He says the two primary groups of pronunciations are "the LOW-goess (loʊɡoʊs) party and the LAH-gahss (lɑɡɑs) party"? Personally I used to say LAH-gass but thought I'd try to change to LOW-goes, as it seems more consistent to me and I heard others say it that way. But I have to tell you that, just like Mark confesses in his blog, I now use both pronunciations as I continually struggle with saying it consistently.

What party are you from - LOW-goess or LAH-gahss?

Does anyone else suffer from inconsistent pronunciation of Logos? Stick out tongue

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David Carter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 3:17 PM

Bruce Dunning:
What party are you from - LOW-goess or LAH-gahss?

Neither - it is clearly LOG-goess Big Smile

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David Achorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 3:21 PM

Everyone knows it is pronounced LOW-goss.  Big Smile

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 4:11 PM

"What party are you from - LOW-goess or LAH-gahss?" ??

Me, either LOW-goess -or- LOW-gahss. No one mentioned themselves as using the second, but I switch back -n- forth twixt the two...

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Tanner Thetford | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 4:22 PM

LAH-gahss here. :)

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 4:26 PM

Bruce Dunning:
LOW-goess or LAH-gahss?

In Britain almost everyone would say LAH-gahss. LOW-goess sounds like an American corruption Big Smile (or the plural of 'logo').

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 4:27 PM

I suspect there are very few of us outside North America in the LAG-Gahss party - most people in the UK that I know refer to it as Log-oss with a short "o" in each syllable. 


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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 4:40 PM

"Britain almost everyone would say LAH-gahss. LOW-goess sounds like an American corruption Big Smile (or the plural of 'logo')...."

Guilty as charged! (Blasted Yank!)

Actually it is move of a "oos" as in Ghost without the 't' or even Oat again no "t", I guess I could just say Looooong 'O' sound. Sleep

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Glenn Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 4:41 PM

GregW:

I suspect there are very few of us outside North America in the LAG-Gahss party - most people in the UK that I know refer to it as Log-oss with a short "o" in each syllable. 

Same down here in Australia - Log-oss :)

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 5:23 PM

It's pronounced Faithlife Stick out tongue

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 8:17 PM

David Achorn:

Everyone knows it is pronounced LOW-goss.  Big Smile

  Yes

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 9:06 PM

The second way.

My greek (by ethnicity) koine greek teacher pronounced it that way, and so I went with it.

This was further cemented in my mind by my second greek language instructer at the graduate level.

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 10:28 PM

LOW-goess. Down with Erasmian pronunciation!

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Kevin Olson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2015 10:51 PM

Without doubt,  LAH-gahss.  If it was good enough for Paul, it is good enough for me. 

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 27 2015 12:23 AM

No you are all wrong Wink

Only I pronounce it correctlyWink

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Aaron W | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 27 2015 6:47 AM

Lah-Gahs.  Omicrons sound like short O's.  If it were an omega, then all the lowgooes people would be right. But since, in holy Scripture, it uses the omicron, you have to pronounce it with a short O. Or you are walking a very thin line toward heresy.  Stick out tongue

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 27 2015 8:23 AM

I haven't given this an extreme amount of thought, but I find myself separating the 2 pronunciations as follows:

LAH-gahss - When referring to the word of God.

Low-goess - When referring to Logos Bible Software.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 27 2015 10:44 AM

LAW - Gawhss in Canada

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