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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:48 pm    Post subject: Pronunciation Reply with quote

We all love it; we all hate it- and why would one want to be embarrassed by pronouncing a word wrong? Here will unfold a guide to pronuciation, for reference. you may add words if you want, and I'll try to edit them into the first post. Have fun! weeeehhh

Ex)
Mozart
Mohtz-art

(underline is the syllable stressed)

Bach
Bahk (Russian "k")

Beethoven
Bay-toe-vehn

-Chozart
Shows-art
or
Chohz-art
(Both ways are okay by Chozart.)

Czerny
Cher-ny

-Frederic Chopin
English-Fre-drick Show-pan
French-Fre-der-ic Show-pahn
Polish-Fre-dreek Show-paen
Nico-French :yay: - Sh-uh-pain

-Rachmaninoff
Rock-mahn-i-nahf
or
Rack-mah-neh-nawv

and so on...


Last edited by Jeliness2 on Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:12 pm; edited 4 times in total
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I disagree with a few of 'em.. Razz

I pronouce Frederic Chopin as follows...

Frederick Sh-uh-pain (same nasal sound as if saying pain in french, referring to bread) - I say it in a very French way, even when speaking English

Rachmaninoff -

Rack-mah-neh-nawv
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome-like and quite groovy. lol
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a better question is how to pronounce "Chozart". Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, just as Jeli said, either "Shows-art" or "Chohz-art" (or "Chose-art") is fine by me.
When I made it I intended it to be "Sho," since the first part derived from Chopin.
But I think the "zart" ending - deriving from Mozart - makes the "Cho" as in ("Chose" or "Cheese") acceptable as well, heh.
Both sound good to me, so whichever y'all prefer ^_^

Arrow here are my pronounciations of a few composers' names...
Bach: "BaH" (the h being a little stronger than normally, but not too excessively or anything, lol)
Balakirev: "Ba-la-kI-rev" (quick, short accent on the i; rolled, or "Russian r" (lol))
Chopin: "sho-pEn" (the e carrying the accent)
Czerny: "ChEr-ny" (the "ch" like in "cheese," and "Russian r")
Dvorak/Dvorzak: "DvOr-jak" (short accent on the o; the "j" like French j in "je" or "Jacquelin". I say it this way because this is how the slavs say it; once I had mentioned him to my mom and then she was like "Oh, you mean Dvorzak?" because I had pronounced it Dvorak)
Liszt: "Lis-c" (the "c" being like the "ts" in "Tsunami")
RacHmaninov: "Rah-mA-ne-nov" (the same h as in my Bach; slight accent on second a)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chopin should be pronounced chaud pain with french pronounciation
show pan sounds bad but at least its better than chopping Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate it when ppl pronounce Chopin as 'choppin' GRRRR

In french pronounciation I would rather say 'chat-pain'

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you all pronounce "TheRach." I'm curious to know. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRach wrote:
How do you all pronounce "TheRach." I'm curious to know. Cool

Thar-Ock Laughing
Just kidding Wink.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chozart wrote:
Arrow here are my pronounciations of a few composers' names...
Bach: "BaH" (the h being a little stronger than normally, but not too excessively or anything, lol)
RacHmaninov: "Rah-mA-ne-nov" (the same h as in my Bach; slight accent on second a)


I say Bach like : Bawkh
and Rachmaninov : Rock-mawn-in-of
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brewtality wrote:
Chopin should be pronounced chaud pain with french pronounciation
show pan sounds bad but at least its better than chopping Wink


There was a nice guy at the old CF that had Show Pan as a nickname. It finally makes sense! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes he was nice and he made a very good recording of the rach 1 movt 1 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I remember him! He's an oldie member. Show pan was there before I even started classical music foruming. (lol) Wow, i've been doing this for more than a year! don't i feel special? lol
In total, I've had about 1800 posts in total. w00t! 1/15 of tempest's! lol
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Pronunciation Reply with quote

Jeliness2 wrote:

Nico-French :yay: - Sh-uh-pain


Hehe... Wink

Good idea for making this sticky, Jeli. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep forgetting to ask this one:

Prokofiev? lol
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