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PRONOUNCING "SYNECDOCHE"

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in Filmmaking
on May 21, 2008

Variety’s Mike Jones has posted this funny video about the pronunciation of Charlie Kaufman’s latest, due to screen in Cannes on Friday.

For the record, and from Wikipedia:

Synecdoche (pronounced /s??n?kd?k?/) is a figure of speech in which:
a term denoting a part of something is used to refer to the whole thing, or
a term denoting a thing (a “whole”) is used to refer to part of it, or
a term denoting a specific class of thing is used to refer to a larger, more general class, or
a term denoting a general class of thing is used to refer to a smaller, more specific class, or
a term denoting a material is used to refer to an object composed of that material.
Synecdoche is closely related to metonymy (the figure of speech in which a term denoting one thing is used to refer to a related thing); indeed, synecdoche is often considered a subclass of metonymy. It is more distantly related to other figures of speech, such as metaphor.

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