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Pronunciation Guide

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jbc217, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    ðɪs θred ɪz ɡreɪt fʌn
     
  2. SpooPoker

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    ðɪs θred ɪz ɡreɪt fʌn

    Google translate cant even auto detect that. This thread is great fun?
     
  3. Selvaggio

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    Dormeuil?

    i think it might be "door-moy-yuh" in which the 'yuh" is only just pronounced

    as in "fauteuil" (armchair in French)
     
  4. ruben

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    What about Barbour?

    I've always heard and said "Bar-Boar" but I've also heard "Ber-Ber"
     
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    What about Barbour?

    I've always heard and said "Bar-Boar" but I've also heard "Ber-Ber"


    I say it like the guy who cuts my hair.
     
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    Hermes: Silly anglicizer that I am, I said "her-meez" but apparently it's "air-mez"

    Just say Mercury if you aren't sure.
     
  7. Selvaggio

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    Worsted = woo-sted or war-sted or wer-sted?

    I have always said "wer", but heard "woo" the other day ...
     
  8. Kent Wang

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    Is it pronounced like Worcestershire sauce?
     
  9. Selvaggio

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    Is it pronounced like Worcestershire sauce?

    That is exactly what I heard - pronounced that way by Patrick Grant in his wee video promo
     
  10. NOBD

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    Google translate cant even auto detect that. This thread is great fun?

    ɪt ɪznt ɘ ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ðət ɡuːɡl kɘn ˈtrænslɘɪt. bɘt jə ɡes wəz raɪt. wel dʌn, spuː!
     
  11. Percy Trimmer

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    Barbour = barber
    I say it like the guy who cuts my hair.
    That is certainly the local pronunciation of the name in South Shields where the company is based, and the only one I have ever heard in the UK.
     
  12. Percy Trimmer

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    Isaia?

    In British English: eye- zeye- ah (first two syllables rhyme - last one is that undifferentiated 'uh' sound)
     
  13. SpooPoker

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    ɪt ɪznt ɘ ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ðət ɡuːɡl kɘn ˈtrænslɘɪt. bɘt jə ɡes wəz raɪt. wel dʌn, spuː!

    Thanks, C. I get it now. [​IMG]
     
  14. Don Carlos

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    i think it might be "door-moy-yuh" in which the 'yuh" is only just pronounced as in "fauteuil" (armchair in French)
    I would instruct most non-French-speakers to say "door-MOY," which is a close-enough pronunciation that is easy enough to say and will not cause too much embarrassment in the attempt. It's not 100% correct, but it's good enough for conversational purposes. I have a hard enough time getting friends not to read "Zegna" with a hard "g," let alone getting them to pronounce French names correctly.
     
  15. Last Year's Man

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    ɪt ɪznt ɘ ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ðət ɡuːɡl kɘn ˈtrænslɘɪt. bɘt jə ɡes wəz raɪt. wel dʌn, spuː!

    us linguists get everywhere
     
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    us linguists get everywhere

    excellent user name. [​IMG]
     
  17. NOBD

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    us linguists get everywhere

    Did I make many mistakes? (I learned to do this almost twenty years ago...)
     
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    Pubococcygeus muscle?

    That's not a very pc comment.
     
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    ɪt ɪznt ɘ ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ðət ɡuːɡl kɘn ˈtrænslɘɪt. bɘt jə ɡes wəz raɪt. wel dʌn, spuː!

    It isn't a language that Google can translate. But, your guess was right. Well done Spoo!

    Mike
     
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    NOBD Senior member

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    wel dʌn maɪk. nɒt bæd fɘrɘ lɔːjə. * smaɪl *
     

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