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Old 05-31-2011, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: Pronouncing 'Byzance'

Yeah, Paiste originally is from Estonia and Russia. The word should be pronounced
like pie-stay, to try to give some syllables that sound alike.
I think Americans pronounce it pie-stee though. The wrongest would be payst.

As far as I've heard the word is actually Finnish and means something like radiance or splendor.
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