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Pro pronunciations!

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by telecrag, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So I notice that people who have skied overseas, always seem to have subtly different ways of saying the resort names.

    For instance

    Huh Koo Bah becomes, Huck ah ba.

    What other ones are there, that I can learn, so people dont realise I am a virgin?
     
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  2. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Niss echo, Niss ahh cah
     
  3. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Happo O-nay not Happo One
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Na-ga-know

    Not N’gar no
     
  5. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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  6. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Peh Ree sha
     
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    Teen not Tig-nez. :)
     
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  8. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    More Ha-k’-ba
     
  9. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Taos, Aspen (pronounced Arrsspen)

    Euro mangling options include Les Gets, Avoriaz, La Grave, Chamonix, Grand Montets, La Rosiere, Val d'Anniviers.
    Titlis, however, is easy to pronounce.
     
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    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Po tayto cayk
    Not Scall op
     
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  11. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think we need to make ours sound more interesting, and local.

    Boo lar
     
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  12. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    sorry, that’s just wrong
    anyway, no politics in Snow Talk
     
  14. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    And if you are visiting Japan, don’t go to Karry-Oh-Kee
     
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    *Poh-tay-toh Skol lop
     
  16. Sandy

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    That still doesn't explain the difference.
    How would you pronounce the last word of the second name?
     
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  17. southpaw

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  18. crackson

    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    An Drewpeacock.
     
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  19. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So you're saying that the Aussies are saying the first or the second, when they come back?
    Because "oh-neh" is the right one. It means "ridge".
     
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  20. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I see - I was reflecting that like a lot of Japanese words when you see them in print you are unlikely to pronounce them properly until you hear the words spoken. This one was was my own personal noob moment when having booked my Japan trip i told my neighbor that we were going to be staying near “Happo 1” he tut tutted and said it’s “oh-nay”.
     
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  21. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    my step-relos have been to Hakuba several times and they still say ‘Happo 1’
    I was mortified when they did it in my presence
     
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  22. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well, you can tut tut him back....
    The "e" in "one" is the same as in "egg".... So does he say "aaygg"? ;)
     
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  23. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Awesome just got home, going around there now...
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whakapapa
    **** a paapa
     
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  25. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had someone correct me after pronouncing it correctly... “its actually Happo “1” “ ... yeah,nah...

    New ones to me - not ski resorts but mountains.

    Aconcagua
    It’s not ak-on-cag-u-ah
    It’s Ackon-cah-wa

    Cho Oyu
    It’s not cho oh-you
    It’s Cho-you.

    You don’t know until you know.
     
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    Myoko: the o's are a very short sound. Not Mee-Oh-Co. More like Myo-ko.

    The difference was explained to me by a Japanese friend who happens to be named Mioko, she had no idea what area of japan I was referring to when I said Mee-oh-ko - "That's my name" was her response.

    I've since had the "short" sounds in the Japanese language explained to me too.
     
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  27. gareth_oau

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    Remember the old tv advert;

    “Daihatsu. That’s who”

    A Japanese colleague advised the advert was confused because in Japanese, the ‘u’ is silent
     
  28. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The "o" sounds in Myoko are NOT short. As in Myoko Kogen.
    It's actually Myōkō, and the "ō" denotes a long "o" sound. So it's Myohh-kohh.

    If you put Myoko 妙高 into google translate, you can hear how long it is.
    Contrast with your friend's name 美桜子 which has a two short "o" sounds.
     
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  29. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Correct. However, if Japanese are saying things a bit more properly, you can just here the "u".

    For example, Mitsubishi 三菱 You can hear the "u". However, Aussie emphasise the "u" "oo" at the end.
     
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    Thedbo, when we all know it really is Da Bo.
     
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    Like desu as well?
     
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  32. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, generally the "u" in desu is silent, but "proper" Japanese they pronounce it.
    I suppose it's like Aussies pronouncing "thirty"... Not much"t" in it.
     
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    .....my understanding of Japanese is that the 'vowels' are - 'ah' 'ee' 'oo' 'eh' 'oh' (my phonetics). If you focus on these you start to get pronunciation right.
     
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    the japanese computer company Facom was pronounced ****em. They decided to drop it and just use the name of the parent company, Fujitsu.

    Wang Cares as a slogan wasn't much more successful
     
  36. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beijing. It's Bey jing (as in JINGgle) not Bey zhing.

    It's like when Americans say 'Brisbayne'. People will know what you mean, but it's wrong.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    tintits?
     
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    So in Japan a Celica is the Sellika.

    And in Oz it is a Seelleeka.

    Correct me if am incorrect here @Sandy
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Can Berrah? You don't live here do you!

    Ellbanny
     
  42. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    A friend told me in USA Hyundai is said Hun Day.
     
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    Try getting skiiers from elsewhere to translate or pronounce :
    Bre
    Coona
    Mungindi
    Bri
    Ngarigo
    Kuma
     
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    Well, no!!! ;)
    Serika
     
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    here it is the sillycar
     
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    Sunkt Anton rather than Saint Anton.
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Salts boorg rather than Sols berg.
     
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    or ‘Sorls berg’
     
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    Treble Cone is actually pronounced Trebleh Coneh
     
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    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Careful now, you'll derail this thread.
     
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