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Pronunciation Guide

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

  1. trt2000

    trt2000 Well-Known Member

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    So is Brioni Bree-oh-nee or Bree-on-ee ? Hard o or soft like on
    Thanks
     
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    I only just found out from my Hungarian neighbor that Vass is pronounced 'Vash', like 'wash'. I'm sure someone has already pointed this out but this thread is very long
     
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    Whats with the current trend of threads being necroposted one year exactly to the day? Thats a little bizarre.

    And it is "teh vash".
     
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    Audemars Piguet - aw-dee-MAR, PEE-gay
    Baume & Mercier - bome-MAY & mair-cyay
    Blancpain - Blahnk-Pan
    Breitling - BRITE-ling
    Cartier - kar-t-yay
    Chopard - show-par
    Corum - Kore-um
    Ebel - AY-ble
    Girrard Perregaux - jir-ard per-ay-go
    Heuer - HEW-er
    Ingraham - ing-gram
    Jaeger - YAY-gur
    A. Lange & Sohne - A. lahng un zoo-nah
    Le Coultre - luh-kool-tray
    Longines - LAWNG-jeen
    Movado - moe-VAH-doe
    Nardin - nar din
    Omega - oh-me-guh
    Patek Philippe - pa-tek fee-leep
    Piaget - pee-uh-jaay
    Piguet - pee gay
    Rado - rah-doe
    Schaffausen - shaf-HOW-zun
    Tissot - tee-SOh
    Vacheron & Constantin - VASH-er-on, CON-stan-teen
    Wittnauer - Wit-nower
     
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    I dont agree with a few of these:


    Eeee-bel


    HOY-er


    Oh MAY gah
     
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    Isaia?

    EE-sigh-AH
     
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    EE-sigh-AH

    No fucking way I am saying EE-sigh-AH..even if that is right.

    That shit is EYE-zay-AH, dood. [​IMG]

    Maybe I should stick to my easy to read garments, like Ralph Lauren Purple Label.

    I once fought for weeks over the pronounciation of Heuer with a friend. He insisted on calling it YEW-ER. It is fucking HOY-ER.


    Mike
     
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    Dormeuil?

    I say DOOR-MEAL but could be wrong.

    No fucking way I am saying EE-sigh-AH..even if that is right.

    That shit is EYE-zay-AH, dood. [​IMG]


    sorry bro. Im 99.9% sure you are wrong on that.
     
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    I usually say door - mule
     
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    sorry bro. Im 99.9% sure you are wrong on that.

    I am 100% sure I am wrong, and 100% sure I am still going to butcher it and call it EYE-zay-AH...ownership has its priviliges. [​IMG]

    In my mind, I say things like Her-Mees, but I force myself to pronounce it Air-Mes. I just feel pretentious doing it. Plus, we have a Mardi Gras Krewe called Hermes, and it is most certainly not pronounced Air-Mes down here.

    Of course, we have our own unique way of pronouncing shit down here. For example, Caliope street is pronounced Cali-Ope by native New Orleanians. I am not a native, so I refuse to sound like a retard. [​IMG]

    Mike
     
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    Isaia?

    I'm sure someone mentioned it earlier but italian is phonetic. Know some of the basics and you can pronounce most things.

    From what I can remember:

    i makes an ee sound, as in "me"
    a makes an ah sound
    e makes an eh sound (not always)
    o makes an oh sound, as in "go" (not always)
    u makes an oo sound, as in "zoom"

    gi is like a j; ci is like a 'chee'; ch is like a k; gn is like a 'nya'; gli is kind of like 'yee'
     
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    Pubococcygeus muscle?

    Teh TAINT
     
  19. david3558

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    I dont agree with a few of these:



    Eeee-bel



    HOY-er



    Oh MAY gah


    Haha, I merely copied it from an article I read! I think the Patek one is wrong too...
     
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    I say DOOR-MEAL but could be wrong.
    Hard to explain but it's something like door-moey.
     

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