Backman or Barkman ?

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Beep55 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:00 pm

I'm sure the correct pronunciation is best asked by the employee's of Bachmann! :P

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:43 am

Try:

http://translate.google.co.uk/#auto/de/ ... 20Bachmann

Click on the speaker icon of course.

(Very useful for foreign translation & pronunciation - although it is by no means perfect.)

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby 40f » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:41 pm

BACHMANN

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby georgehgv » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:32 pm

40f wrote:BACHMANN


Well aware how it is spelt thanks. The thread was about pronounciation. :roll:
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby trooper » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:39 pm

georgehgv wrote:
40f wrote:BACHMANN


Well aware how it is spelt thanks. The thread was about pronounciation. :roll:



I was emphasising the correct wy to pronounce it actually prounounce it BACH MANN

I still say it matters not
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:07 pm

trooper wrote:I still say it matters not


Particularly if it's being pronounced by the Chinese, or even a New Yorker.
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Metadyneman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:04 pm

It's a similar argument to the pronunciation of..

is it Hel Jan? or Hel Yan? Most people I know say HelJan but the Danes would probably pronounce it HelYan.

Tomayto or Tomarto..?? Sceaune or Sconne...?? arguments that have rattled on for many a decade!

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby Bigmet » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:12 pm

More like Hey yan actually, the 'l' is silent. It's our native brand name everyone gets wrong; remember he came from Liverpool? So that will be Hurnboo...

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby D605Eagle » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:58 pm

Lancia is another one we miss pronounce. We say Lan'see'a when actually it should be pronounced Lan'cha. Don't you just love English! :D

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby rosenblad » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:48 pm

Bigmet wrote:More like Hey yan actually, the 'l' is silent. It's our native brand name everyone gets wrong; remember he came from Liverpool? So that will be Hurnboo...


It would be pronounced HelYan in Denmark. The "l" is definitely not silent. Trust me - I'm Norwegian and our languages are very similar! :D
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby SRman » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:15 am

I say Hel-yahn - my Danish is not very good but I did try to learn some (I have an aunt and cousins living there!). Their 'j' is pronounced as a 'y', similar to German. My cousin's husband is Jens, pronounced 'Yenss" (or as close to that as I can get with English spelling conventions!).

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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby pete12345 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:44 pm

Definitely Bachmann- the ch as in 'loch'. That just comes from knowing German though, no idea if it's correct.

Here's another one- Hyundai. Not Hi-un-die but H-yun-day.

Oh and it's pronounced Sceaune- at least until you've eaten it and then it'Sconne ;)
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Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Postby SRman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:43 am

Some of the older members here may remember this gem from the old Monty Python-ish group (it may have been one of the preceding comedies like The Frost Report or Marty or the 1948 Show):

Compere introduces a Mr Luxury-Yacht.
Mr Luxury-Yacht: No, it's spelt 'Luxury-Yacht' but it's pronounced 'Throatwarbler-Mangrove'!

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