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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2014, 07:35:03 pm »
Indeed.
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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2014, 07:37:05 pm »
[ puts popcorns emoticon here ]

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2014, 07:43:21 pm »
The next great battle for world domination pits the ones that say 'Concour' vs the ones that say 'Concourse'.  The ones that say 'Ni' are not amused at this development however I'm sure we'll all get along eventually.

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014, 07:52:07 pm »
Just as a matter of opinion: I believe correctly it is pronounced Concour but we tend to 'fix' it by anglicizing it so we pronounce the 's'.  We borrow words from other languages but tend to 'English' them up by pronouncing them differently. After a while, that is accepted as one of the pronunciations.

I think everyone does it in his / her native language and eventually the butchery becomes OK. Certainly the Germans do not pronounce Volkswagen as we (Native English speaking Americans specifically) do but I do not know that out way is incorrect, just the anglicized version of the identical word.

So if enough of us pronounce it incorrectly, for long enough and hard enough (easy boys!), maybe Concourseouse's will become an alternate pronunciation / spieling of that name?

Now let's discuss the correct way to pronounce Neanderthal!

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Ok, dumb question apparently.

Because I'm American, not French (no offense to our French folk, my wife is part French so get over it) I have been pronouncing it with the 'S' this entire time. The first time I saw it pronounced with a silent 'S' was in a review not too long ago. Then recently I saw in a thread that its supposed to be pronounced with a "Silent 'S' ".


So have I been doing it wrong this entire time? (I had wanted one since I first read about them in 2010, and finally got a 2013)
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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014, 08:32:16 pm »
Porsche....


Porsh or Porsha?  ??? :-\

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2014, 08:42:25 pm »
Pronounced exactly like the German word for 'Thank you', danke which is pronounced daank...ah. Just my humble opinion here but because it is a human's name rather than a languages' word, I think it should be pronounced the way the person with the name pronounces it. That said..... the actress, Rachel Weiss (Weiss is the German word for 'white').

Wice
or
Vice

I think the next one should be in honor of Virgina Jim.... Vodka.

Vodka
or
Wadka?

Or is it really Wirginia Jim?

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Porsche....


Porsh or Porsha?  ??? :-\
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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 09:18:46 pm »
Porsche....


Porsh or Porsha?  ??? :-\

Toy oat or Toy oat ah ?

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2014, 09:23:47 pm »

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2014, 09:30:15 pm »
Toy...yo... ta.

How 'bout that pesky one of late, calling coyotE's coyot's. ??? What is up with that. If the 'E' in not pronounced on the end of the name, the first name and initial, Wily E Coyot just does not sense? A national treasure, ripped from our collective psyche by the language police! And what if they are not right? Should we sick the polic on them? Put them in jal? For how many yars?

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2014, 09:31:48 pm »
First off:  Crap! my bad, I didnt search for another thread....  I usually live in the maintenance/ mod portions of forums, not te open forums, and I hadnt seen it pop up there in the last few months.  Also, I may have been a bit on the drunk side when I posted it. (and it was only 1600! We finished our duties early...)



Anyways, what I'm gathering that theres really "no wrong way" to pronounce it, but the "right way" is the french way... (Not a bad thing, its a french word... Damn all of you who focus so much on political correctness that I have to lay this disclaimer... And if you don't care about PC, I congradulate you, and I'm sorry you had to read the disclaimer...)

I've never been one to really care about such things, I just plan on riding the wheels off of the freaking thing.  I just thought it interesting that there were so many different (2) pronunciations that were common for it, and dont exactly like sounding like a dömääss lol
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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2014, 09:36:05 pm »
I thought you'ns sold that great bike.  :-\
Yup!!  Sad, but true.  I just wasn't going to ride it much the next couple of years (I think in French the "S" is silent). ;)

In Poland Vodka is pronounce "Voodka"  I think we should start a thread to discuss the proper pronunciation of various booze, including beer. 
I'll go first,  "Coors", pronounced the same as a motorcycle known as "Connie", or ZG, or C14.  Say it slowly, "Con-Coors" ;D

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2014, 09:47:58 pm »
...
I'll go first,  "Coors", pronounced the same as ...

... the stuff that comes out the south end of a horse going north.

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2014, 09:58:27 pm »
... the stuff that comes out the south end of a horse going north.

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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2014, 10:19:02 pm »
I have two motorcycles, one is "The Kaw" and the other is "The Zook".  That's good enough for me.
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Re: 'Concours' or 'Concour'
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2014, 11:10:36 pm »
I've always called it a ZG 14

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