03-09-2012, 11:12 AM
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Something overlooked on the forums is how to correctly PRONOUNCE
names of our worldwide products.
My nephew was over, looked at my brush and said GROSS- veneer.
I explained it was G R O V E N E R.
I realised I am ignorant, or out of practise pronouncing many wrods correctly.
So, perhaps people in the know or native speakers can enlighten us?

My short list:
Plisson
Vie-Long

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 03-09-2012, 12:08 PM
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(03-09-2012, 11:12 AM)kav Wrote: I realised I am ignorant, or out of practise pronouncing many wrods correctly.
So, perhaps people in the know or native speakers can enlighten us?

My short list:
Plisson
Vie-Long

Vie-Long in spanish is BIE LONK,but many we say BIE LON and thats it.

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 03-09-2012, 12:29 PM
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One thing I've noticed a lot on YouTube is Americans saying Musgo "real lime" for MRGLO.

I don't think everyone realizes that the company is Musgo Real, pronounced Ray-all. (I think. or is it Hay-all? My Portugese pronunciation is sketchy at best.)

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 03-09-2012, 12:43 PM
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In Portuguese, "Real" is pronounced "Ree-al". You can check that out here - just click on the Audio symbol.

And it means "Royal" in that context - translating, "Musgo Real" literally means "Royal Moss". Smile

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 03-09-2012, 01:18 PM
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We need this guy to help us out. Norm Crosby master of malapropisms.

Observe




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 03-09-2012, 07:35 PM
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(03-09-2012, 12:43 PM)oversaturn Wrote: In Portuguese, "Real" is pronounced "Ree-al". You can check that out here - just click on the Audio symbol.

And it means "Royal" in that context - translating, "Musgo Real" literally means "Royal Moss". Smile

Thanks Emanuel.
I have not thought of Norm Crosby in a long time. I use to love his act on those roast.

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 03-09-2012, 09:09 PM
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That reminds me of the line from Pulp Fiction:
"... a Royale with Cheese."

My contribution will be "Speick".
Pronounced closer to "spike" than "speak".
In German when i & e are next to each other you say the second one as a longer vowel.

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 03-09-2012, 09:40 PM
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(03-09-2012, 12:29 PM)Songwind Wrote: One thing I've noticed a lot on YouTube is Americans saying Musgo "real lime" for MRGLO.

I don't think everyone realizes that the company is Musgo Real, pronounced Ray-all. (I think. or is it Hay-all? My Portugese pronunciation is sketchy at best.)

Eric, your second example comes close to the pronunciation of Brazilian Portuguese, where the majority would pronounce it approximately "hay-OW".

- Murray


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 03-09-2012, 09:42 PM
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(03-09-2012, 09:09 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: That reminds me of the line from Pulp Fiction:
"... a Royale with Cheese."

My contribution will be "Speick".
Pronounced closer to "spike" than "speak".
In German when i & e are next to each other you say the second one as a longer vowel.

It took me a week just to remember to spell it right, now you want me to learn how to pronounce it. Smile

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 03-09-2012, 11:10 PM
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(03-09-2012, 09:40 PM)CMur12 Wrote: Eric, your second example comes close to the pronunciation of Brazilian Portuguese, where the majority would pronounce it approximately "hay-OW".

- Murray

This does not surprise me, as the majority of my exposure to Portuguese comes from people who have studied martial arts there. Smile (Natives and visitors, on TV and IRL.)

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 03-11-2012, 11:21 PM
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I've been told that BIC is pronounced "BEESH." This information came to me from a friend of mine whose family lives next to the BIC's.

Speick, as noted, sounds like "SPIKE."

Is Edwin Jagger, "JAGGER" like the rocker? - or "YAYGER," like the drink?

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 03-12-2012, 05:11 AM
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It's spelled "Jagger" like the rock star, but it's pronounced "Throat-warbler Mangrove."

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 03-12-2012, 08:36 PM
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(03-11-2012, 11:21 PM)boYexTRAORDINaRE Wrote: I've been told that BIC is pronounced "BEESH." This information came to me from a friend of mine whose family lives next to the BIC's.

Speick, as noted, sounds like "SPIKE."

Is Edwin Jagger, "JAGGER" like the rocker? - or "YAYGER," like the drink?

Kaveh, it's JAEGER, which is a German spelling/name, that is usually pronounced YAYGER.

- Murray


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 03-13-2012, 01:54 AM
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(03-12-2012, 08:36 PM)CMur12 Wrote:
(03-11-2012, 11:21 PM)boYexTRAORDINaRE Wrote: I've been told that BIC is pronounced "BEESH." This information came to me from a friend of mine whose family lives next to the BIC's.

Speick, as noted, sounds like "SPIKE."

Is Edwin Jagger, "JAGGER" like the rocker? - or "YAYGER," like the drink?

Kaveh, it's JAEGER, which is a German spelling/name, that is usually pronounced YAYGER.

- Murray

Thanks, Murray. Nice to see you here! Biggrin


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 03-13-2012, 07:30 AM
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Speick should be pronounced "shpike", with a long "i".
La Toja ought to be: "Lah TOh-hah" (with a hard "h", like the Kh in Russian)
Semogue: "SimOguh" with a very short "uh". "o" like in "off"(Although my portugues is more brazilian than portuguese, I pronounce "Real" as "Hee-ow")
Sir Irisch Moos ought to be "Seer Eerreesh Moss", but with a long "o" and a german "R" (either french-style but more vibrant or rolled).
Vie-long: Either "Vee-long" or "Vee-eh-lonng", I'm not sure.
Plisson: "PlissOh" (with a nasal o).
Martin de Candre: "MahtEn de Candr-uh" (french "r" and the "i" is pronounced like the first "e" in Wednesday).

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 03-19-2012, 11:06 AM
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My English pronounciation is a disaster with my heavy Middle Eastern accent. I can speak English better now, thanks to some intense crash courses I took, but I still have a very, very heavy accent which refuses to go away. I can pronounce the names of Italian, French, German, Spanish, etc, items perfectly, but in English it's so hard for me.

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 03-19-2012, 04:59 PM
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A good explanation with excellent contributions to help with pronunciations. Unfortunately, my southern accent tends to overpower almost all attempts to bring about the correct sound.

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 03-19-2012, 08:17 PM
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(03-19-2012, 11:06 AM)JAYDEE Wrote: My English pronounciation is a disaster with my heavy Middle Eastern accent. I can speak English better now, thanks to some intense crash courses I took, but I still have a very, very heavy accent which refuses to go away. I can pronounce the names of Italian, French, German, Spanish, etc, items perfectly, but in English it's so hard for me.

Jeff, I can appreciate your situation.

English is my native language, so my pronunciation is very good. Tongue On the other hand, having listened carefully to a good many different languages, I have heard nothing else that sounds like English. As such, I have come to the conclusion that English phonology (hell, let's throw in the quirky grammar, too!) is uniquely strange.

- Murray


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 03-27-2012, 05:48 PM
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La Occitane-lox y taun
Semogue- sem og or semog
Pre de Prevance- pre de provaa

Or so I've been told. Imput greatly expected.

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 04-24-2012, 05:53 PM
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I can help anyone with French, German, or Russian names, because I speak these languages with native ability.

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