For the love of God, please don't add an R to make it sound like Jerful Noise.
What about UFIP? I always sounded out the letters (you eff eye pee) because I knew they were an abbreviation . However, I watched a Greenbrier Percussion demo video the other day, and Mr. Whitesides said he was playing some "oooh fip" cymbals. Would someone like to weigh in on this one?
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?
What other ones are there?
Native Spanish speakers have a similar trick to do. My favorite is how we say "Rogers" it becomes "Roy-ers".I live in NC, so in the South, we tend to make up our own rules, so here are my personal pronunciations:
Taye - TIE - CheckI live in NC, so in the South, we tend to make up our own rules, so here are my personal pronunciations:
Nope, it's PIEstee.like in Pay-stee.(Paiste)
From the horse's mouthOnly I just saw a video where a guy was named Beato and he pronounced it using 3 syllables. Be-a-to.
I always used 2 syllables, Beat-o