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Post » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:01 am

So, I was listening to this cool new podcast and as a side-effect got curious about the word "construct".

I heard two different syllable stresses: construct and construct. Now from the dictionaries I learned that the first is the noun, while the latter is the verb.

Of course, someone like me just has to know what you all interpret "construct" to be: the verb or the noun? I always stressed the first syllable :shock:

And how about you, @Ashley and @Tom, was the noun on your mind or the verb, when the software was created some 8 or so years ago? I'm pretty sure that nowadays you don't really care, but how was it back then? :mrgreen:
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Post » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:48 pm

In my British accent I say construct (does the underlining make sense? :P), but obviously different people have different accents! There's not the one true way to speak...
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Post » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:03 pm

I've always thought as the definition 'feeling' more like a noun, rather than a verb, as in "a complex idea resulting from a synthesis of simpler ideas".

This just feels right to me, as the software allows you to use the simplistic event system to create quite complex outcomes.
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Post » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:31 pm

@Tulamide I love dumb stuff like this. heh..

I'm American, I say CONstruct as well.

I think of it as a noun just because it's software. conSTRUCT would seem really weird to me.
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Post » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:46 pm

I just call it Seetoo.
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Post » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:51 pm

@tulamide, I hope it's not my accent that made you doubt on how you should say construct. Now that I think about it, I don't even know how I say it... *imagine me saying construct out loud, 20 times, in front of my computer* I think I say CONstruct.
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Post » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:54 pm

Now I am going to be totally thinking about this on our next podcast. Thanks a lot :P
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Post » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:40 pm

Thank you all for sharing it with me! I really am just curious. Yes, sometimes I'm coming around the corner with some weird stuff :lol:

ArcadEd wrote:Now I am going to be totally thinking about this on our next podcast. Thanks a lot :P

I would love to say I'm sorry. But truth is, I'm not! :P Instead I will have even more fun listening to the next podcast and trying to find out when during the discussion you are thinking about it... :mrgreen:
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Post » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:49 pm

I said construct until I remembered that yes, construct is the noun and construct is the verb. Using the verb made more sense to me, until I heard someone else say it construct and then I was confused and so now I say both interchangeably!

I vote for official pronunciation as construct. ;D
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Post » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:53 pm

I shall call it C2 from here on out.
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