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Post by outatime » Sun May 02, 2010 4:12 am

There is a book that shows the correct pronunciation of watch and clock parts and I believe manufacturers names.
As soon as I find out the name of the book I will post it.

You did a fantastic job posting those names!

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Post by mattcantwin » Sun May 02, 2010 7:41 am

I just get chills when he says Baume & Mercier. :gayumbrella:
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Post by DoctorC » Sun May 02, 2010 7:49 am

Those are great!

I bookmarked this one a while back.
http://www.chronometrie.com/watchsounds ... dspage.htm

After hearing the pronunciation correctly, I could no longer say Jaeger-LeCoultre (french style) with a straight face, I just tell people it's a JLC. :grin:

The Rolex pronunciation is my fave.
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Re: Pronunciation of various brands

Post by cali kid » Sun May 02, 2010 8:04 am

Love to hear one of our southern boys pronounce those names they way they should sound! :shrug: That guy makes watch collecting kinda gay! :gayumbrella:
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Post by DMB » Sun May 02, 2010 8:48 am

Are you kidding me? That might as well be in Mandarin Chinese. There is no way my redneck ass can pronounce half that stuff.
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Post by polaco23 » Sun May 02, 2010 11:17 am

how the hell do you pronounce DIEVAS ? :scratch:
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Post by pacifichrono » Sun May 02, 2010 11:54 am

Yeah, but how do you pronounce "Invicta?" :lol:
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Post by cali kid » Sun May 02, 2010 4:34 pm

pacifichrono wrote:Yeah, but how do you pronounce "Invicta?" :lol:
From the greek word meaning crap!! :shrug:
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Post by t20569cald » Mon May 03, 2010 2:35 am

cali kid wrote:
pacifichrono wrote:Yeah, but how do you pronounce "Invicta?" :lol:
From the greek word meaning crap!! :shrug:
Thats good, i like that.


In the coming months you will be seeing this name about also,

Aegir ( English Spelling ) Ægir ( Norse spelling) is apparently pronounced however you like, as the Norse language is long dead, and no ones 100% sure.
Its being debated on every site i looked at, including by Norwegian people.
Some say ( eye,ear) others say ( e,gir) ( eager) ( A, gear) I did read ( A,gar ) when i first started, which i liked.
The Æ is pronounced something like the ( a ) in cat, and its quite hard for me to get it right.

I say it ( A, gar) and were sticking to that.

I would however, like to hear from our Norwegian members, to put me correct, and perhaps you might be able to sound it in English too?
Would help, because i know heaps of people are going to ask in the future.
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Post by PoliMalaka » Mon May 03, 2010 1:03 pm

This is completely an exercise in futility.

First of all I agree with DMB's assertion that all you dumb rednecks will never get the names correct anyway.

Secondly and more to the point, it must first be determined whether or not we are bound to pronounce words according to the country of origin or "however the hell we want."

Case in point. We (by we I mean us arrogant Mer'cans) generally do what we want with regard to pronunciation.
Here are some examples.

1. Greek Letters - We foul them up plain and simple. Beta is not BATE-uh. It is VEE-Tah. But we say what we want so F those stupid socialist Greeks and their damn letterz. (disclaimer: Wifey is Greek. Real Greek not the "I'm Greek even though I've never been and my dead grandmother is the only person in my family from Greece" kind of Greek. I love Greece and Greek people but they suck in their socialism. Stupid Stupid people)

2. French - Do not even try to pronounce french as the french if you value your manhood. SO GHEY! We all get a pass on that one. FYI, the french do NOT say, "Honh Honh! as you might expect. My people, Cajun People, do a good job of "maculinizing" some French words.

3. Regional pronunciation - Why do the yankees from Illinois say Ellinois and warshing machine and get away with it? ARGH!!! Stupid, stupid yankees.
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4. Canadian - They suck, period, eh. That's all I have to say aboot that! :shrug:

Just about the only thing we get right (don't get me started on why) is Spanish (apparently pronounced Eh-spanich).
The double l "ll" is pronounced with a 'ya' sound. Most Mer'cans get this right.
Ok I'll get started. We get it right because too many Eh-spanich eh-speakers DO NOT learn or care to learn English and there for it is everywhere INCLUDING in government documents. It is shoved down our throats. :naughty:
:cheers: (disclaimer: I do not have a problem with hard working immigrants who enter this country legally)


There you have it.

It is up to you if you want to pronounce words as they are in the country of origin or as you wish.

Rolex = ShitSandwish
Baume et. Mercier = Bomb and Mercy-er.

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Post by pacifichrono » Mon May 03, 2010 2:56 pm

You tell 'em, Poli. Especially those wise-ass French! :bootyshake:
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Post by Seth » Mon May 03, 2010 3:16 pm

If I just spent $5k I'll pronounce however I wish.
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Post by PoliMalaka » Tue May 04, 2010 7:54 pm

Oops! Guess I should read the rules again. I seriously thought it were okfine.

Sorry if I offended any of yoos alls.
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Post by ezcheese » Wed May 05, 2010 4:29 am

PoliMalaka wrote:Oops! Guess I should read the rules again. I seriously thought it were okfine.

Sorry if I offended any of yoos alls.
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Post by plustardi » Thu May 06, 2010 12:29 pm

If someone wants to know how to pronounce the Swiss brands in Swiss German, let me know, I am a native. And btw, Swiss German is a language not a dialect. Unfortunately most Swiss watches are made in the French speaking part of Switzerland, and I cannot afford them!

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Re: Pronunciation of various brands

Post by paipanic » Tue May 18, 2010 11:14 pm

Audi-MARS pig-WET (no need to get fancy here...keep it simple)
Blank-PAYNE (the last syllable here is screamed)
BRAY-git (visualize throwing up in your own mouth when saying the 'bray")
Hub (rhymes with tub)-Lot (rhymes with tot)
Long-IN-uh-suss-ess (the e is silent)
Lewis View-ITTON (or View-EATIN' if you want to sound like an authentic Northwest Switzerlander)

You're welcome guys.
I don't see your name on the list.

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Post by ezcheese » Wed May 19, 2010 5:32 am

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Post by mfxr » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:44 am

How about Omega?
Oh-May-Ga
Oh-meeeega (Daniel Craig James Bond style)
Oh-mega
ohm-eger

I usually go for the first one, but hell I was born in South Africa, and raised in Australia, so my english is as bastardised as it comes.

Lekker cobber!

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Post by BSears » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:59 am

Please tell me "Lekker cobber" is some form of cursing in a different language. :pray: Hell I may just have to use it anyway. :lol:
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Post by mfxr » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:14 am

I think if you yelled it at people randomnly in the street, it would have that effect. :lol:

To translate officially:

lekker (comparative more lekker, superlative most lekker)
1.(South African) Tasty, nice.
2.(South African) Good in a generic sense, worthy, functional.


cobber (plural cobbers)
1.(Australian, dated) A pal, buddy, mate, friend. What's up. cobber? G'day cobber!

In reality I don't think I have ever used that particular combination before, but maybe it will catch on?

"That new Sea Dweller you are wearing is most lekker my cobber"

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Re: Pronunciation of various brands

Post by BSears » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:52 am

Hey it's still foreign enough nobody around here will know what the hell I'm saying...I'm rolling with it! :thumbsup: And thanks, my lekker cobber. :mrgreen:
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