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The name game ... how do you say that?????
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userMel B
Posted: 13 August 2007 9:02 PM
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Just a thought, we all know the names of the motorhome makers, like Laika, Adria, Pilote etc but how exactly do you pronounce the names correctly?

For example, I think:

"Pilote" is pronounced "P-lot"
"Laika" as "Lie-ka"
"Knaus", K-naus"

Are these right, are there any others???

Just want to make sure that I don't sound a plonker (well, no more than normal!).
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Posted: 13 August 2007 9:18 PM
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What about the ones named after the hard-of-hearing big cats?

Deffleopards - or something
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Posted: 13 August 2007 11:54 PM
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Wasn,t Laika the Russian space dog. Wonder what the connection is there.

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Posted: 14 August 2007 8:40 AM
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Good point Howie, the Laika connection obviously slipped by the marketing men. Is there an unintended, subliminal meaning being communicated to potential customers I wonder, when a product is named after an (albeit famous) Alsatian/German Shepherd.

Lowering the tone and off-subject I know, but the last German Shepherd I had suffered incredible flatulence. I pity the guy who had to open the capsule door when it returned to earth!

Getting back to subject, Mel's raising the issue creates a quandry with my user name. Of course I had heard both pronunciations but for convenience opted for Knaus to make a play on words with "nouse". If the voting goes for K-naus, that kind of ruins my on-line handle, doesn't it?!

Any Germans in the house for a definitive ruling?

Bob

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Posted: 14 August 2007 10:09 AM
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Mel B - 2007-08-13 9:02 PM Just a thought, we all know the names of the motorhome makers, like Laika, Adria, Pilote etc but how exactly do you pronounce the names correctly? For example, I think: "Pilote" is pronounced "P-lot" "Laika" as "Lie-ka" "Knaus", K-naus" Are these right, are there any others??? Just want to make sure that I don't sound a plonker (well, no more than normal!).

Interesting thought Mel.  What about Hymer?  We call it Hi-mer. Continentals call it He-mer.  I do believe that the correct pronunciation is in fact Hu-mer.

Roy.

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Posted: 14 August 2007 10:30 AM
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If i remember correctly, The German language doesn't have a "y" as we know it, So they do pronounce it Hu-mer as in OO
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Posted: 14 August 2007 11:14 AM
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Usinmyknaus - 2007-08-14 8:40 AM

Getting back to subject, Mel's raising the issue creates a quandry with my user name. Of course I had heard both pronunciations but for convenience opted for Knaus to make a play on words with "nouse". If the voting goes for K-naus, that kind of ruins my on-line handle, doesn't it?!

Any Germans in the house for a definitive ruling?

Bob


Bob

Why can't you use your Nouse with a K in front?

Weinsberg is of course Vines-burg - or as Babel Fish would have it - 'The Wine Mountain' (which it can be some times coming back from France)
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Posted: 14 August 2007 6:01 PM
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Mel B - 2007-08-13 9:02 PM

Just a thought, we all know the names of the motorhome makers, like Laika, Adria, Pilote etc but how exactly do you pronounce the names correctly?

For example, I think:

"Pilote" is pronounced "P-lot"
"Laika" as "Lie-ka"
"Knaus", K-naus"

Are these right, are there any others???

Just want to make sure that I don't sound a plonker (well, no more than normal!).
Hymer I think is pronounced hurmer in Germany, but I think, by the anti feeling for it in this country it's pronounced S...T.
userOld Git
Posted: 17 August 2007 4:37 PM
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Try owning a Nuevo!

I do try to keep my face expressionless when a lovely lady (like Michele) looks at me with stars in her eyes and says "Would you mind if I have a quick peep at your Noover?"
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Posted: 17 August 2007 5:15 PM
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Exotic and unusual names catch the eye I suppose, but does anyone really buy on this alone.
Saying that, the name "Niesman and Bischoff" always makes me think of solid reliability, although given the price of their Clouliner range this is to be expected.
userOld Git
Posted: 17 August 2007 5:45 PM
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Slightly off topic again, but this one is genuine - nobody could invent it.

Until a few years ago there was a firm of solicitors near us called, "Doolittle, Dalley and Leake."

It's true!!
userRanger
Posted: 17 August 2007 11:47 PM
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Mott-Gotobed, although I have met Clive webwobbin as well as reading his electrifying articals in MMM, I did not asked how to pronounce his name, seeing Mel-B's shot of his afternoon snooze reminded me that I really should find out??? even know his reg R4 MOT. Sorry Clive, very remiss of me.
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Posted: 18 August 2007 1:21 AM
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Hymer is pronounced differently in different countries but in the original German it is pronounced Hyumer. Us Brits tend to pronounce it Hi mer and that is where it gets amusing as when I ask an owner what 'van he/she has I usually get the answer with a dropped H. As in " Oh I have an eimer - why amusing you ask - In German an eimer is a bucket!

Make of that what you will.
userOld Git
Posted: 18 August 2007 11:13 AM
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I'm intrigued by the snobbery attached to pronunciation in certain circumstances. Continental cities for example.

For Paris, if you say "Paree" you are likely to be considered a poser and a show-off, even though that is the way the locals say it, and presumably they know best. It has to be "Pa-riss" (though I have to admit "Paree Hilton" would be a bit OTT even for that young lady!)

On the other hand, for Armentieres for example, if you say "Armenteers" you are obviously thick and uneducated.

Likewise you are a peasant if Versailles is not correctly pronounced as "Ver-sigh", but if you emphatically drop the "H" in Le Havre you are posing again."

And as for Milano, Firenze, Roma or Napoli - try pronouncing those correctly and watch for the raised eyebrows. They are all in Italia by the way.

Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me?
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Posted: 18 August 2007 11:00 PM
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Yup.

But for once we are not alone - Whilst we call Deutchland - Germany and Munchen - Munich. They call us Grosse Britanians and Scotland - Schotland. The French and Spanish are just as cavalier with pronouncing other countries names too.

I agree though it would be much easier if we all used each others names pronounced the way the locals do then Slaithwaite would always be pronounced Slowit - Oh it is!
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Posted: 19 August 2007 8:37 PM
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Posted: 19 August 2007 9:08 PM
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Even featherstonehaugh.
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Posted: 19 August 2007 11:54 PM
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How about a weeks holiday in LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH.
userOld Git
Posted: 19 August 2007 11:57 PM
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Spotted the mistake Ranger. Do I win the prize?
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Posted: 19 August 2007 11:57 PM
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Sorry - posted twice, so deleted this one.

Edited by Old Git 2007-08-19 11:58 PM
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Posted: 20 August 2007 2:48 PM
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Hi Old Git, Dim problemau, pron ddim Cymraeg areithio. David Powell.
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Posted: 20 August 2007 2:57 PM
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Hi Old Git, no problem, I think it is right, I coppied it, I can't speak Welsh anyway, which is very naughty of me, as my Daughters do, and my Grandchildren learned it in school, and a lot of my friends have the Welsh as their first language.
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Posted: 20 August 2007 4:33 PM
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Ranger - 2007-08-20 2:57 PM

Hi Old Git, no problem, I think it is right, I coppied it, I can't speak Welsh anyway, which is very naughty of me, as my Daughters do, and my Grandchildren learned it in school, and a lot of my friends have the Welsh as their first language.


You are going to hate me for this Ranger, my ears are burning already.

Who said Llanfairpwll-whotsit is spelled wrongly? You left the apostrophe out of "week's" as in "How about a weeks holiday in . .".

Sorry mate. I won't start slanging you off if you call me a few choice names - I deserve it for such a sneaky, smart-arse trick. The insults can be in Welsh if you like as that's my wife's first language, and she will enjoy translating them.

Keep taking the tablets!

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Posted: 20 August 2007 4:46 PM
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Frankkia - 2007-08-18 11:00 PM

I agree though it would be much easier if we all used each others names pronounced the way the locals do then Slaithwaite would always be pronounced Slowit - Oh it is!


There's a beauty near us, a village called Ebrington.

It's pronounced by its inhabitants as Yubberton.

Not so long ago if you stopped to ask one of us local peasants the way to Ebrington, all you would get was a blank incomprehending stare.
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Posted: 20 August 2007 4:56 PM
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Apparently there's a programme on television called 'Big Brother' but everyone that I know pronounces it 'Loa das hite'. It must be something to do with 'Estuary English' and all those glottall stops.
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Posted: 20 August 2007 5:07 PM
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In Shropshire we have a village named Ratlinghope which is pronounced Ratchup by the locals. Doesn't give the foreigners much of a chance
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Posted: 20 August 2007 5:56 PM
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J9withdogs - 2007-08-20 5:07 PM

In Shropshire we have a village named Ratlinghope which is pronounced Ratchup by the locals. Doesn't give the foreigners much of a chance


Do they put Ketlinghope on their chips?

T
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Posted: 20 August 2007 5:59 PM
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donna miller - 2007-08-14 10:30 AM


If i remember correctly, The German language doesn't have a "y" as we know it, So they do pronounce it Hu-mer as in OO


Also, they've got a spare word available there which we haven't. If WE prononuced it as Hu-mer, it'd get confused with our sense of humour.

T
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Posted: 20 August 2007 9:29 PM
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Hi again Old Git, as one gentleman and scholar to another gentleman and scholar, (there are not many of us left)a fortnight is two weeks, not two week's, but so as not to upset the apple cart and other members of this wonderful Forum too much, I will say "how about a fortnight in Llanfairpwllgwyn"? Here is a saying for your Good Lady to translate for you:- Gwella ein ffordd o byw a gweithio. You could even put it in the thread on "Great sayings". P.S. I am also a D.O.G. 'dodering old git' of 75 (free T.V. licence) but can't hire a car, and don't need to bother to wind the corner steadies down any more. Cheers for now, see you in a field somewhere sometime. Chwyrn David.......

Edited by Ranger 2007-08-20 9:36 PM
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Posted: 20 August 2007 9:33 PM
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Tony Jones - 2007-08-20 5:56 PM

J9withdogs - 2007-08-20 5:07 PM

In Shropshire we have a village named Ratlinghope which is pronounced Ratchup by the locals. Doesn't give the foreigners much of a chance


Do they put Ketlinghope on their chips?

T


Tee hee - been sharpening up the old funny-bone Tony?
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