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Two days in a row, from 9am till past 6pm, once a speller, now a pronouncer -- in 2009, she won America's Scripps National Spelling Bee for 'Laodicean' -- Kavya has been on the panel, enunciating word after word, not once letting any trace of fatigue creep into her glass-clear diction.
At that point, the speller may make no more requests of the pronouncer and must begin spelling the word.
Pronouncer of words was Robert Pontbriand, president of the Fitchburg Historical Society, who inspired a round of applause when he pronounced the word, fervorous, with the explanatory sentence, "The crowd was inspired by Lisa Wong's fervorous speech.
Pronouncer Sharon Klein, a California State University, Northridge, associate professor of English, informed Manning that the word means "the pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if imitating them.
Merriam-Webster will provide the words and the pronouncer.
There were some words I couldn't spell without looking up,'' said Sharon Klein, the bee's pronouncer and an associate professor of English at California State University, Northridge.
As the pronouncer for the spelling bee, Cameron had annunciated more than 18,000 words.
During Saturday's two-hour competition at Taft High School, students queried pronouncer Sharon Klein on the origins of various words and their definitions and even asked to hear some words used in sentences as they pondered the correct spellings.
Peter Sokolowski, Editor-at-Large for Merriam-Webster, will return as the official Third Annual Global SpellEvent Championship pronouncer.
Each of you has developed the power of words, of which you should all be proud,'' said Sharon Klein, an English professor and linguistics expert at California State University, Northridge, who served as the pronouncer for the competition.
Spellers will sit in assigned seats at classroom-style tables while the pronouncer, Dr.
Michael's mother, Liz, and dozens of other parents held their breath in the audience as pronouncer Dr.