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Old 09-24-2011, 02:14 PM
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Default On a lighter note...Shindo product pronunciations

So a Japanese manufacturer decides to name many of their products after French wines. Fair enough, but how should they get pronounced in American English?

I've heard Monbrison pronounced so many different ways it's hard to count, so I'll use it as my example.

(1) Assuming you're not French, do you add th full French accent anyway:
"mawn-bree-SAWN"? Especially for us Americans, it makes audiofools such as my self sound even more condescending...

(2) Do you follow the French pronunciation just try to Americanize it: "mon-bree-son"? (I suppose pick which syllable to accent or not at all...I've heard all four combos)

(3) Do you just try to use American phonetics?
"mon-bri-son"? (accent as in (2) above)

I pick number (2), no accent. Curious how you other folks say it. Next up, Haut Brion.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:29 PM
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For us Americans that don't speak French, it's probably best to pronounce it with American/English. It's ok, it works both ways.

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Old 09-24-2011, 03:42 PM
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That's hillarious. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:43 PM
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Guys,
Not only Shindo products must be pronounced in french but they can be appreciated fully only in France.
You can send all of yours to me and I will take good care of them !
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:52 PM
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I wouldn't doubt it...I do love Paris...

Jérôme (notice how I pronounced it correctly) is there any truth to the rumor that because of the lead solder, you can't import Shindo gear into Europe?
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:03 PM
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I wouldn't doubt it...I do love Paris...

Jérôme (notice how I pronounced it correctly) is there any truth to the rumor that because of the lead solder, you can't import Shindo gear into Europe?
That's true : they are not RoHs. Europeans are crazy !
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Digital sources for all systems : Squeeze Box Touch with MCRUs Power Supply and Mac Book Pro SSD-Audirvana +
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:54 PM
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I had assumed I knew how to pronounce this. But let me ask, just to clarify my thinking.

Shindo:

Is the second syllable pronounced like:

a) morning dew
b) or like cookie dough?
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Around here we go with b)
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Around here we go with b)
Very good. Thanks.
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