|How do you pronounce Mavic?||jcpreuss|
Dec 3, 2003 1:42 PM
|Short a or long a? This is serious ... there's big money at stake here.|
Dec 3, 2003 1:47 PM
|agree (nm)||Dwayne Barry|
Dec 3, 2003 1:50 PM
Dec 3, 2003 2:29 PM
|Ah, I guess I loose. thanks.|
|How do the French say Manhattan?||BergMann|
Dec 3, 2003 2:29 PM
|As long as the French say "Mon-ho-ton" we're entitled to say Mavic however we damn well please -- and croissant too, while we're at it!
Try "Mah-vick" unless you are _really_ aching to have the local shop guys laugh themselves silly at your expense.
|Try "Tyler Hamilton" in French . . .||ms|
Dec 3, 2003 2:46 PM
|The French do a decent job with "Lance Armstrong" notwithstanding that they tend to put too much emphasis on the last syllable of Armstrong (i.e. arm STRONG). However, "Tyler Hamilton" is another matter. I can't recall exactly how the French television and TdeF announcers say "Tyler" (except that it does not sound the way that TH or I would say it). The French pronunciation of "Hamilton" goes something like am-il-toh(n).
Here's to Francophones mangling English and Anglophones mangling French. So long as we keep trying to communicate and people don't laugh too hard at my very poor attempts to pronounce French words, I don't care how people pronounce things (I even accept Bob Roll's "Tour DAY France," even though I know that it is as much an affectation as if someone in a US bike shop pronounced Mavic in the French style).
|How about "Vitus" or "Cinelli" ?nm||Dave Hickey|
Dec 3, 2003 2:36 PM
|Cinelli: Like Liza Chinelli nm||PdxMark|
Dec 3, 2003 2:59 PM
|That's what I thought, like Chipolini nm||Dave Hickey|
Dec 3, 2003 3:11 PM
|So this LBS guy swears it's "Ah-voh-SAY . . ."||Cory|
Dec 3, 2003 3:04 PM
|One of these days, perhaps in midwinter when Doug needs billable hours, he should compile a pronunciation guide. I still struggle with Guerciotti, never feel confident saying Ciocc and do "giro" wrong in my head even though I know what's right, because I read it for years before I heard it pronounced.
It can get out of hand, though. An avocet--AV-uh-set, more or less--is a shorebird with a bunch of bike parts named after it. A few years ago a local mechanic/poseur began insisting it was "ah-vo-SAY," and correcting everybody who walked into the shop. Customers stayed away in droves....
|forget bike names... ever try to pronounce watches?||PmbH|
Dec 3, 2003 3:32 PM
|Blancpain, Girard Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breguet, Audemars Piguet... I can't pronounce a single one of them. (nor can I afford a single one of them).|
|forget bike names... ever try to pronounce watches?||oldbutslow|
Dec 3, 2003 3:47 PM
|Marry a European and you will not only learn how to pronounce the names, you may end up buying one!|
|my wife might not like that :o)||PmbH|
Dec 3, 2003 3:52 PM
|Besides, she's already bought me an Oris...
You a watch nut too? I balance my toy purchases between bikes, watches, and a few other addictions.
|Which one? (Oris, not wife) Wish my wife would buy me one (nm)||Dale Brigham|
Dec 4, 2003 8:00 AM
|for those WIS's without European wives . . .||pswann|
Dec 3, 2003 8:19 PM
|For the watch lovers out there:
Dec 4, 2003 7:56 AM
|click on the Rolex one.|
|But my wife's Asian||Chicago_Steve|
Dec 4, 2003 10:11 AM
|Let me know and I'll see if I can get her to pronounce the following:
Dec 4, 2003 6:56 AM
|Har! I thought it was "waht-SHAY"||NatC|
Dec 4, 2003 6:59 AM
|in the south we say TI-MEX....||Dave Hickey|
Dec 4, 2003 10:41 AM
|Unless you're a Texan and then it's RO-LEX:-)|
|How about Fondriest?||Chicago_Steve|
Dec 3, 2003 3:14 PM
|I can't buy one of these bikes if I never learn to pronounce it correctly....|
Dec 3, 2003 3:30 PM
|Aren't they made by Gee-han-tay? (nm)||53T|
Dec 4, 2003 5:55 AM
|how not to pronounce 'Voler'...||JS Haiku Shop|
Dec 4, 2003 6:37 AM
|one of our cycling club board members was in charge of getting jerseys made a couple years ago. he talked to several print shops including Velowear, and *insisted* Voler was French, and pronounced "volay". LOL they're in California.|
|it is a french word||cyclopathic|
Dec 4, 2003 8:43 AM
|means to fly.
But you're right who cares we should all ride May-lot ja-unes, eat fa-jai-tas and ride to San Jo-Se on weekends.
|I used to wait tables in a mexican restaurant||JS Haiku Shop|
Dec 4, 2003 10:16 AM
|you should hear the way some people pronounce "fajitas".
worked in a russian restaurant, too. not even going there.
|Heard a couple of "fah-gi-tas" in your day? nm||Dave Hickey|
Dec 4, 2003 10:44 AM
|how not to pronounce 'Voler'...||almccm|
Dec 4, 2003 2:22 PM
Follow that link and see how Voler thinks it should be pronounced.
|DOH! i was wrong again. DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!||JS Haiku Shop|
Dec 5, 2003 6:53 AM
|still sounded silly coming from this guy, though. :)|| |