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what is the syllables for pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 00:40, 9 September 2003 (UTC)

"pneu-mon-o-ul-tra-mic-ro-sco-pic-sil-ic-vol-can-o-con-i-o-sis" (mic on euircnet) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 09:28, 14 November 2003 (UTC)

Pronunciation is wrong[edit]

In the pronunciation given, the initially stressed syllable is the second, as in "pneu-MON-o". The initially stressed syllable should be the first syllable, as in "PNEU-mo-no". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 08:08, 12 January 2007 (UTC)


This page has been marked with a request for deletion ({delete}), but no discussion has been started on the Wiktionary:Requests for deletion page. The request for deletion ({delete}) should be deleted unless such explanation is provided. According to the Wiktionary:Page deletion guidelines one is supposed to add a link to the requests for deletion page, along with a signed explanation, before putting {rfd} (or {delete}, presumably a synonym for {rfd}) at the top of the article. I, for one, think this word should remain, regardless of its shaky origins. --Serge Issakov 22:22, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

  • Keep. 9830 hits on Google. Even appeared in a Simpsons episode. The possible copyright violation of the OED should be removed. --Stranger 03:24, 28 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Agreed. I just removed the template from the article, since there is no corresponding request at RFD. Wmahan 22:08, 12 October 2005 (UTC)


For decades I have thought that this was a real technical medical term for the miners' disease commonly known as black lung, to the definition of which interested parties are referred.

It is - try Miriam Webster Medical dictionary online.

Sorry I put the vandalism back in[edit]

It was a total accident. I later reverted it. I thought the vandalism was an IP anon vandal. However, that IP was me! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by SupaStarGirl (talkcontribs) 13:17, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

change media file[edit]

Could you change the media file to a link instead of a download? 20:04, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Pronunciation showing double primary stress[edit]

Can a word have a double primary stress? † Raifʻhār Doremítzwr 23:32, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

I think so... if it's a compound... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Frozen Mists (talkcontribs) 21:30, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

What do you mean the disease is factitious[edit]

Would not one get ill from inhaling a large quantity of volcanic dust?ZFT 20:50, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

factious? What? Equinox 20:58, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Don’t you mean factitious, as in a factitious word? (note: word, not disease) —Stephen (Talk) 02:35, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
You might get ill, but this is not (as far as I know) a proper medical term used by any doctor. Equinox 21:46, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
And a serious doctor might diagnose it as pneumonoconiosis, a proper medical term unpadded with insertions to make it ultra-long. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 23:28, 4 May 2014 (UTC)