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  • Depends on your preference. . . «YUR uh nuhs or yu RAY nuhs», according to World Book's dictionary Go here and hit the sound icon to hear a pronunciation. http://aolsvc.merriam-webster.aol.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=uranus&x=32&y=12 Thanks for a better link Glenn! :)
  • UR-ANUS its plain and simple.
  • Astronomer Jérôme Lalande proposed the planet be named Herschel in honour of its discoverer.[31] Bode, however, opted for Uranus, the Latinized version of the Greek god of the sky, Ouranos. Bode argued that just as Saturn was the father of Jupiter, the new planet should be named after the father of Saturn.[28][32][33] The earliest citation of the name Uranus in an official publication is in 1823, a year after Herschel's death.[34][35] The name Georgium Sidus or "the Georgian" was still used infrequently (by the British alone) for some time thereafter; the final holdout was HM Nautical Almanac Office, which did not switch to Uranus until 1850.[32] The preferred pronunciation of the name Uranus among astronomers is [ˈjÊŠÉ™rÉ™nÉ™s], with the first syllable stressed and a short a (Å«rănÅ­s);[36] this is more classically correct than the alternate [jʊˈɹeɪ.nÉ™s], with stress on the second syllable and a "long a" (Å«rānÅ­s), which is often used in the English-speaking world. Uranus is the only planet whose name is derived from a figure from Greek mythology rather than Roman mythology. (The Roman equivalent would have been Caelus.) The adjective of Uranus is "Uranian". The element uranium, discovered in 1789, was named in its honour by its discoverer, Martin Klaproth.[37] Its astronomical symbol is Astronomical symbol for Uranus. It is a hybrid of the symbols for Mars and the Sun because Uranus was the Sky in Greek mythology, which was thought to be dominated by the combined powers of the Sun and Mars.[38] Its astrological symbol is , suggested by Lalande in 1784. In a letter to Herschel, Lalande described it as "un globe surmonté par la première lettre de votre nom" ("a globe surmounted by the first letter of your name").[31] In the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese languages, the planet's name is literally translated as the sky king star (天王星).[39][40] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus * it is said like this... your inis
  • It's easy. You just purse your lips and blow!

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