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How do you pronounce...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Eric Cameron, Sep 16, 2002.


  1. Yeah, I fell like a newbie, but how do you pronounce Tobias? We have a debate going at work, is it To-bEE-ass or To-bI-ass?

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  2. Plucky

    Plucky

    Jun 18, 2002
    Underwater
    even though im not born-american/english, i firstly thought it was to-bi-ass, but since spanglish and the english spoken in the us made its appearance (sp?) in my country i dont even know how to speak my own language.....
     
  3. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Toe-bee-ass.

    Heh, I got to say a bad word.
     
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    while we are at it, how do you pronounce JACO?

    ;)
     
  6. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I always say To-bi-as (like To-bye-as) simply because I've had more than one friend with that last name and that's how they pronounced it.

    Since we're talking about it - does anyone know the CORRECT way to pronounce Curbow? Is it Curbow as in take a bow or the bow of a boat or is it curbow as in hair bow or Bo Duke or Bo Jackson? Please don't tell me how YOU pronounce as I just did with the Tobias question (yes, I'm a damn dirty hippocrite). Just weigh in on this one if you KNOW the answer (such as you've actually talked to or know Curbow or have called there and heard it pronounced correctly). Thanks!

    brad cook
     
  7. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Jah'-koh

    Ker'-boh
     
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Toe-Buy-As

    Plenty of "how do you pronounce Jaco" threads around.
     
  9. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    we in spanishland pronounce "Ha-Co"... :)
     
  10. I know how to pronounce "Jaco" and "Tobias", but I've no idea how to pronounce "Hartke"

    Any help?



    EDIT - wrong word for my question
     
  11. How do you pronounce "Sadowsky?"

    It's the "dow" syllabus that's confusing me. Is it pronounced "doe" as in John Doe, or "dow" as in the Dow Jones?
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am pretty sure it is dow as in the Dow Jones.

    But I am unsure of the pronunciation myself. I have heard some people say sa-dow-kee, and others say sha-dow-skee. So, does it have the SH sound, or not?

    And while we are at it, how do you pronounce piezo?
     
  13. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Heart'-key (and you spelled it right)

    pie'-zo

    sa-dow'-ski (dow like in dow jones)
     
  14. Ooh ooh, me too!
    How do you pronounce Epifani (e pi' fan ee, epi fan' ee?) and "luthier" (loo' thee er, loo thee eh'?) I've been wondering about these for a while...
     
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    So it is pie, as in a piece of pie, not pee-ay? I have had arguments with several people over this.
     
  16. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I've always said "pee-eh zo"

    I was talking to someone once who said that someone from the Hartke company told them that the correct pronunciation is "Hark." Like the 'T' is silent. I'll never say it like that personally but that's what they said. :)

    Here's another one - gallien-krueger. Is the first syllable pronounced 'gal' or 'gayle'? I've always said the soft 'a' like 'gal'.

    brad cook
     
  17. Professor X

    Professor X

    Apr 15, 2002
    Motown
    'k Here's Mine... FODERA...

    is it "FA-dora" like the hat or "FO-Dare-a" like not the hat..

    lol seriously this is keeping me up at night