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The correct pronunciation of the word "Pirc"


  • 9 months ago · Quote · #41

    LongIslandMark

    Since we have diverged into how the English pronouce things and cooking, my favorite mis-pronouncing I've heard from folks in the UK is "paella" - a Spanish dish. In the UK most folks pronouce the two L's as L's. In Spanish the two L's is more of a single "Y" sound.

    And to balance that with a food word mis-pronounced in the states, it's "gyro". Many people in the US pronounce it like the start of gyroscope. The Greek folks I know pronounce it more to rhyme with "hero", just about how most folks pronouce the EU currency EURO.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #42

    Ziryab

    How many Euros for a decent gyro and a side dish of paella?

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #43

    Ziryab

    al-je-kin

     

    Edit: posts 42-43 already got it.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #44

    Fixing_A_Hole

    I pronounce Alekhine as "a-loh-kin".  Scheveningin as "skev-eh-ning-gen".  Not sure if either are correct.    

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #45

    Dutchday

    It would appear this is not so much a problem nowadays, so here it is:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Nl-Scheveningen.ogg

    You should not have any problems with it, except with the ''Arab g.'' It is actually not that hard, just act like you are throwing up. You can also imitate a goose if that works for you.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #46

    Fixing_A_Hole

    Nice, I've been correcting Scheveningen correctly.  

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