Backman or Barkman ?

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Backman or Barkman ?

Postby georgehgv » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:58 pm

Deliberately spelt wrongly but how do you pronounce Bachmann? :D
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Beep55 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:25 pm

the 1st word :)

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Terrier » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:29 pm

Barkmon :D

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby georgehgv » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:32 pm

Mon? You scottish? :D
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:33 pm

German Barkmon, but as it's an Americanised, German name I'd say the Ba as in back, the ch as in the composer JS Bach, softer than the English ch and sounded from the throat not the tongue. It could just depend on which bit of the US it came from. The company who make TV capture cards is the worst "Hauppauge" something like hop-occh. Doubt many people would object whichever way you pronounce it.
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Terrier » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:34 pm

:D :D nah moosh, i iz savahn innit. :D

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby SRman » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:27 am

I know I am in the habit of saying "Barkman" but the general consensus seems to be nearer "Backman".

Then again, I grew up 'dahn sarf' and say 'darnse' and 'charnse' for dance and chance, whereas some of you northeners would say 'danse' and 'chanse' with a very short 'a' and Australians and Americans would tend to stretch the short 'a' a bit. On those grounds I'll just claim to pronounce it in my 'regional dialect'!! ;) :twisted:

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby DonnyRailMan » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:55 am

I`ll stick with Bachmann.

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby trooper » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:00 pm

Does it matter ???
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby georgehgv » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:35 pm

trooper wrote:Does it matter ???


As a matter of fact I think it does, unless of course you want to sound ignorant when discussing the brand.
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Terrier » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:25 pm

i suppose i always say it "bach (slight scouse chchch ..ba-chchch) -mun". so that's bachchchmun? :D

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby m8internet » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:34 pm

georgehgv wrote:Deliberately spelt wrongly but how do you pronounce Bachmann? :D

Where do you get Backman or Barkman from?
Is it not fairly obvious it is pronounced the same way it is spelt?

See :
http://german.about.com/library/anfang/ ... g_abc2.htm

Perhaps this has a parallel to Loch, and how it is pronounced?
I love how ze Germans pronounce this, when even some Scots cannae

I know people with an English accent struggle to pronounce the ch
I advise these people to replace the ch with x and it sounds slightly better
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby SRman » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:29 am

Johann Sebastian Bax ... nope, I don't geddit!! ;) :twisted:

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Dragonfly » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:15 am

True about it being a Germanic name, but it was founded in America, by Americans, who, as we know, throw away the "traditional" pronunciation of a lot of things. So it really does depend on how the American guy who founded it pronounced it. Probably Backman (the "a" in "man" being a schwa, not as in apple).

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby thebritfarmer » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:36 pm

Just watched a video and the rep pronounces it back man
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