Some Pronunciation Help, Please...



Posted by Marc Rochkind on April 04, 1998 at 23:31:45:

How are the following correctly pronounced:

  1. Audemars Piguet
  2. Blancpain
  3. Ikepod
  4. Breguet
  5. Hublot
  6. Jaeger-Le Coultre
  7. Patek Philippe
  8. Paul Picot
  9. Piaget
  10. Universal Geneve
  11. Vacheron Constantin

An attempt in phonetics . . .



Posted by Walt Odets on April 05, 1998 at 11:40:08:

In Reply to: Some pronunciation help, please... (more) posted by Marc Rochkind on April 04, 1998 at 23:31:45:

For the English reader:

  1. awe-de (short e on de)-MARR pee-GAY
  2. BLONK-pan (very soft n on the end)
  3. Ikepod-- I have no idea (long I-key-pod?)
  4. BRE (short E)-gay
  5. HEW-blow
  6. yay-GER le-COOL-tre (short e on the end)
  7. pat-ECK phil-LEAP
  8. paul PEE-coe
  9. PEE-ah-jay
  10. u-knee-ver-salle (short a, short e)GEN-ev
  11. VACHE-err-on CON-stan-tn
  12. E (long E, pronounced like a long A)tah

A little correction

Posted by William Massena on April 05, 1998 at 12:00:21:

In Reply to: An attempt in phonetics . . . posted by Walt Odets on April 05, 1998 at 11:40:08:

Hi Walt,
I am not very good at reading phonetics, if you had heard me speak in English you would understand why. Here are little changes

  • BLONK-pan (very soft n on the end)
    BLON-pan (the C of Blancpain is not pronounced in french unlike english with for ex Mel Blanc)
  • Ikepod-- I have no idea (long I-key-pod?)
    At Basel'97 I spoke with them and said EEKay-pod and I was not corrected.
  • yay-GER le-COOL-tre (short e on the end)
    It is Jay-GER Le-Cooltre (because they are in Le Sentier, if they were located in Schauffhausen it would be your way).


William



word pronunciation - a complete guide

Posted by K Dombrova on April 05, 1998 at 15:57:08:

I have seen many posts about correct pronunciation of watch brands. I have included below a more complete list as indicated in the book "Complete Price Guide To Watches" 1997 edition, published by Cooksey and Shugart. I hope I'm not infringing on any copy write laws. These are the more common names, the book, however is filled with many more:

  1. Audemars Piguet - aw-dee-MAR, PEE-gay
  2. Baume & Mercier - bome-MAY & mair-cyay
  3. Blancpain - Blahnk-Pan
  4. Breitling - BRITE-ling
  5. Cartier - kar-t-yay
  6. Chopard - show-par
  7. Corum - Kore-um
  8. Ebel - AY-ble
  9. Girrard Perregaux - jir-ard per-ay-go
  10. Heuer - HEW-er
  11. Ingraham - ing-gram
  12. Jaeger - YAY-gur
  13. A. Lange & Sohne - A. lahng un zoo-nah
  14. Le Coultre - luh-kool-tray
  15. Longines - LAWNG-jeen
  16. Movado - moe-VAH-doe
  17. Nardin - nar din
  18. Omega - oh-me-guh
  19. Patek Philippe - pa-tek fee-leep
  20. Piaget - pee-uh-jaay
  21. Piguet - pee gay
  22. Rado - rah-doe
  23. Schaffausen - shaf-HOW-zun
  24. Tissot - tee-SOh
  25. Vacheron & Constantin - VASH-er-on, CON-stan-teen
  26. Wittnauer - Wit-nower


some disagreements.

Posted by bryan goh on April 05, 1998 at 19:27:34:

In Reply to: word pronunciation - a complete guide posted by K Dombrova on April 05, 1998 at 15:57:08:

I agree with most of them. A couple of them I would not.

  1. Baume & Mercier - bome-MAY & mair-cyay /should be Baum ay Mair-syay. actually Baume et Mercier.
  2. Blancpain - Blahnk-Pan / should be Blahn Pan. soft K.
  3. Heuer - HEW-er / should be Horyer.
  4. Jaeger - YAY-gur- / Jay ger is a posibility depending if you hold with the French or the Germans.
  5. Le Coultre - luh-kool-tray / Luh-kool-tre soft e on the end.
  6. Nardin - nar din / the din to be pronounced as in vin French for wine.
  7. Vacheron & Constantin - VASH-er-on, CON-stan-teen / again the in is as in vin 'hic'
  8. Wittnauer - Wit-nower / Vit nower.


How some of the chaps mangle the names..

Posted by bryan goh on April 05, 1998 at 19:37:25:

In Reply to: word pronunciation - a complete guide posted by K Dombrova on April 05, 1998 at 15:57:08:

English is not the native language in the Far East but it is widely spoken though often not very well. Less common are European languages. Hence the proliferation of differing pronunciations of Swiss brands by even watch dealers. I will venture to remark that the Swiss are pretty confusing as it is being at the crossroads.

Common pronunciations of watch brands.

  • breegay
  • blunk pun
  • jayger lay koot
  • ulis see nar din
  • vacher ron constant tin
  • patek filip
  • lung gay ( A.Lange und Sohne)
  • Loleck ( Rolex)

has anyone ever tried to pronounce the Muller as in FM. I know I can't at least not correctly.

bryan

 



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