I’m not talking about a close rhyme or rhyming at the last few letters, I’m talking about “Do the whole, entire words rhyme?”, like…everything sounds the exact same, save for the first letter.
My friend says they do. I say they don’t.
I’ve always pronounced Golem as “GO lem”, not “Gaw lem”. And Solemn has always “Saw lem/Saul lem”, not “SEW/SO lem”
Have I been pronouncing one of these words wrong all my life?
To me, they don’t rhyme. Golem has a long O and Solemn doesn’t. That doesn’t consist as a rhyme to me. A close one, yeah, but not an exact rhyme.
I’ve heard both pronunciations of “golem”. In my mind, I vaguely associate the “Gaw lem” pronunciation with the D&D monster manual and the character from the Lord of the Rings with a similar name, while I associate “GO lem” with Jewish mythology.