Pronunciation thread

Super Phil

Senior Member
Asking how to pronounce 'Sakae' in another thread got me to thinking about some of the other drum company names. I'm sure there are other threads on this, but oh well, I didn't do a search, lol. I'll start with a few off the top of my head. Feel free to add others.

Taye - pronounced TIE

Tama- I've always said TOM-UH. But I've heard others say TAME-UH. What do you think?

Paiste- from studying German, I believe this to be pronounced PIE-STEE.

Ddrum - I've always said DEE-DRUM. Anyone heard it differently?

Sakae- ???

What other ones are there?
 

opentune

Platinum Member
Taye -
-----I thought Tie - eh

Tama-
---- Tam - ah

Paiste- from studying German, I believe this to be pronounced PIE-STEE.

----yes, exactly, except its Estonian

Ddrum - I've always said DEE-DRUM. Anyone heard it differently?

-----Yes

Sakae- ???

---Sack-Eye

Others to try ....AYOTTE, NATAL,
 

TTNW

Pioneer Member
My Bulgarian friend calls DW

duh duble veh

Check this one out for the Japanese pronunciation of Yamaha

Yamaha

Hey is Dunnett "done it" or "duhnette" ?

Ludwig - I also use the german "looooodvigg" but just to mess with people.

Hey is Mapex "mop ex" or mah pecs or May Pex or Mape Ex ?

Guru - "Goo Roo"

"Not all" drum names are stoopid #NATAL
 

Midnite Zephyr

Platinum Member
Taye -
-----I thought Tie - eh

Tama-
---- Tam - ah

Paiste- from studying German, I believe this to be pronounced PIE-STEE.

----yes, exactly, except its Estonian

Ddrum - I've always said DEE-DRUM. Anyone heard it differently?

-----Yes

Sakae- ???

---Sack-Eye

Others to try ....AYOTTE, NATAL,
Tie-yay / Taye
Tah-mah / Tama
Pay-stee / Paiste
Sah-kigh / Sakae
Lude-wig / Ludwig
A-yo-tay/ Ayotte
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Taye is definitely Tie
Tama Tam-a, to me but I have heard Tom-a
Sakae....Sa-Kie like pie
Ludwig Lood Vig
 

Merlin5

Gold Member
NATAL pronounced 'nerTAL' with the emphasis on the TAL part.

DUNNETT pronounced 'derNET' with the emphasis on the NET part.

Also, there's SONOR. I've always said SO-nor with the emphasis on SO.
I hear other people say it that way too but I just heard Gavin Harrison saying SOner.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
NATAL pronounced 'nerTAL' with the emphasis on the TAL part.

DUNNETT pronounced 'derNET' with the emphasis on the NET part.

Also, there's SONOR. I've always said SO-nor with the emphasis on SO.
I hear other people say it that way too but I just heard Gavin Harrison saying SOner.
Where do the "r",s come in on Natal, or Dunnett? That would be a New York accent. I hear Sonar for Sonor as well
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/natal?s=t
 

KamaK

Platinum Member
Where do the "r",s come in on Natal, or Dunnett? That would be a New York accent.
He's probably from "Warshington" state. They add the letter R to random words.

In Philadelphia-eese, they remove letters... "He's probly from Washintin."
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Paiste (pronounced Pie-Stee, the original Estonian and Finnish pronunciation is pie-ste [ˈpɑistɛ]) is a Swiss-based Estonian manufacturer and designer of cymbals. It is the world's third largest manufacturer of cymbals, gongs, and metal percussion. From Wikee
 

Super Phil

Senior Member
Sonor is another good one. I've always said SO-NAR (like what they use on submarines), but have heard it pronounced more like SO-NUR. Problem is I've been saying some of these a certain way for so long that it's hard to change, lol
 

Merlin5

Gold Member
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Where do the "r",s come in on Natal, or Dunnett? That would be a New York accent. I hear Sonar for Sonor as well
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/natal?s=t
No I'm from London. The American way of saying, for example 'nerve' or 'nurse' is different from over here. The American way is to curl the 'ner' or 'nur' and make the r more pronounced. Whereas here the r is silent and the 'er' bit sounds like the word 'a' or 'uh'.

UK and US voices here:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/nurse
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/nerve

But for the purposes of typing on an international or mostly American forum, I think I should have spelled my phonetics more like this:

nuhTAL
duhNET
 
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