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Old 05-14-2018, 11:45 PM
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Default Is SONOR it pronounced Sone-er or Sonar?

I've heard both ways. Steve Smith says Sone-er as do many others. Some online retailers says Sonar (as in radio waves that detect something...military radar).
I've even heard Sonner

What would be the official way of saying Sonor?
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:51 PM
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They're Sonar to me.

Ludwig and not Loodvig to me.

Moog and not Mogue to me.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:52 PM
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I was told it rhymed with snore.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:57 PM
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I've always pronounced it so-nore, rhymes with more and bore.
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..What would be the official way of saying Sonor?..

If there is a 'o' written, then i guess the official way to pronounce something would be with a 'o'..

Just like you would say..: lock, block, clock, stock, etc regarding the sound of the 'o'..
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:08 AM
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Years ago, I always heard "TAM-Ah" in the shops
Now it's "Tom-ahh"

DW pretty easy to get right. I guess some could say "Dee Dub-Ya')
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:15 AM
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In my opinion the official pronunciation should be the one from where the product is made and not necessarily what some people in the USA eventually made out of that..lol..
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:22 AM
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It's SO-NOR. I just thought people from South mispronounced it LOL. I quit bothering about mispronounced words long ago-before it drove me crazy, but some words there is more than one pronunciation-this just ain't one of em. Like "protein" can be Pro-teen or Pro-te-in but the later just drives me crazy. Sorry I lied it still drive me crazy lol.
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It's German so...Soe Nor like Norway
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Years ago, I always heard "TAM-Ah" in the shops
Now it's "Tom-ahh"
Surprised to hear there's dispute over that one. There shouldn't be. It's a Japanese company and the way it's written in Kanji definitely leaves no interpretation for anything else. In fact the characters would be broken up to more resemble TAH-mah.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:06 AM
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Well you could take your SONOR to Sonora County, along with your son or a daughter.

I might even say sayonara.
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It's SO-NOR. I just thought people from South mispronounced it LOL. I quit bothering about mispronounced words long ago-before it drove me crazy, but some words there is more than one pronunciation-this just ain't one of em. Like "protein" can be Pro-teen or Pro-te-in but the later just drives me crazy. Sorry I lied it still drive me crazy lol.
Maybe ol' Nick is from the south LOL

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It's German so...Soe Nor like Norway
You are right. From the official website video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1p2KuLxMW0
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I've heard both ways. Steve Smith says Sone-er as do many others. Some online retailers says Sonar (as in radio waves that detect something...military radar).
I've even heard Sonner

What would be the official way of saying Sonor?
I got it straight from the president of Sonor when he happened to be at Pro Drum on one of my weekly visits. He said it like you were saying “Sonorous”, and with his cool German accent it sounded really cool.
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So if Peart is pronounce “Pee-yeart”

Is Pearl prounoynce “pee-yearl”?

Lol
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I say it as if it rhymes with the word "owner".

I know I'm saying it wrong. I'm a rebel like that. Living dangerously are my middle names.

Sew. Nor. properly said.
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You are right. From the official website video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1p2KuLxMW0
That's news to me, not that I've ever heard anyone discuss Sonor in real life anyway.

I read a similar discussion several years ago about the correct pronunciation of Paiste, and after several opinions someone finally said just call their customer service number and see what the employees call it.
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Paiste is ,,Pie Stee.....
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