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      09-28-2019, 07:42 AM   #45
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I think here in the states saying "porshh " is much more common than saying "porshh uh". While perhaps reflective of the German pronunciation, the latter can be a little pretentious imo.

How about for jaguar - "jag warrr" vs "jag u are"
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      09-28-2019, 08:45 AM   #46
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It's not pretentious to pronounce something correctly.
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“Porsche” isn’t a “P-car” that’s the mistake people make. Only the 911 is a “P-car”.

Porsche Carrera=P-Car
Alex Rodriquez=A-Rod
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It’s the pronounciation of someone’s family name, so it depends whether or not you think it’s courteous to make an effort to pronounce someone’s name correctly. Whichever you believe should steer you to do what you think is the right thing

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I just call mine "the turbo" or sometimes the "TTS"

Does that bother you OP? If it does, I can send you an audio recording of me saying it.
Isn’t a TTS an Audi?
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“Porsche” isn’t a “P-car” that’s the mistake people make. Only the 911 is a “P-car”.

Porsche Carrera=P-Car
Alex Rodriquez=A-Rod

...wait, is there any other Porsche besides the 911

hence P-car = Porsche

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In the Netherlands the last 'e' in 'Porsche' isn't silent.
It's pronounced 'porsjuh' in Dutch. So similar as in German, only probably a bit more emphasis on the rolling 'r' but thats typical for Dutch vs. German.
How about the brand “Nike”? The Americans say “ni-kee” but I’ve always pronounced it “niyk”.
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Because of a bodypart that starts with the same letter that the drivers often mistake their car as a substitute for.
...and spelling out the P-word that describes, um, boy-parts is blocked by many online forum offensive word filters.....
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How about the brand “Nike”? The Americans say “ni-kee” but I’ve always pronounced it “niyk”.
Ni-kee is a proper name. She is the goddess of sport.
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Ni-kee is a proper name. She is the goddess of sport.
The pronunciations of "Nike"[2][3] include /ˈnaɪki/ NY-kee officially and in the US, as well as /naɪk/ NYKE outside of the US.
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The pronunciations of "Nike"[2][3] include /ˈnaɪki/ NY-kee officially and in the US, as well as /naɪk/ NYKE outside of the US.
It seems that the pronunciation has morphed as most thing do.

Nike comes from Classical Greek Νίκη (Níkē), which was pronounced something like "nee-keh" (/níː.kɛː/) in the Classical era and is now pronounced a bit like "nee-kee" (/ˈnici/). It is both the word for victory and the name of the goddess personifying victory.

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It's not pretentious to pronounce something correctly.
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I think here in the states saying "porshh " is much more common than saying "porshh uh". While perhaps reflective of the German pronunciation, the latter can be a little pretentious imo.
Perhaps. But I often find it rather curious that people hold double standards when it comes to French or Spanish names.

One would probably get laughed at for pronouncing Louis Vuitton as "Lewis VWITT-un" or Hermés as "HER-meez".
Similarly, someone named Jose would probably be taken aback and correct the pronunciation if someone called him "JO-sie".

The English language is quite incongruent in this sense. And it's just rather interesting to see how names originating from Romance languages are held to a higher standard of approximating the original pronunciation while on the other hand, names of other European languages, Asian languages, etc. can be completely Anglicized/mispronounced/butchered where approximating original pronunciation is seen as "snobby" (in the case of Porsche) or pretentious.

Personally, I find no issue in trying to approximate (but not completely replicate, since phonology is different across languages) the original pronunciation.
Obviously, even the approximation "Louie Vit-TAWN" is still nowhere near "proper" French, but rather an approximation.
If English speakers are more or less culturally/socially required to do it for French and Spanish, then it should be equally applied to German or Russian or Chinese or Malay, etc.
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Yeah, this finding of foreign pronunciations “pretentious” smacks a little bit of American superiority. No offense to those who do not intend to be superior - our culture does push us to react this way potentially without realizing why.

If i were at a dinner party with Louis Vuitton, Thierry Hermes and Ferdinand Porsche, and they politely corrected me and taught me how to properly pronounce their last names, i would not feel offended or think they were being pretentious. Quite the opposite - i’d try my best to pronounce them correctly (no matter how difficult) as a sign of respect.
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I don't know why anyone gets bent out of shape about this? Who gives a fuck? I had two Porsches and the most pretentious community is the BMW one.
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I just call mine "the turbo" or sometimes the "TTS"

Does that bother you OP? If it does, I can send you an audio recording of me saying it.
Isn't a TTS an Audi?
And a Turbo S in the Porsche world.
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eh, P car sounds better than being referred to as a "douchebag" (BMW driver).
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How about the brand “Nike”? The Americans say “ni-kee” but I’ve always pronounced it “niyk”.
Afaik in dutch the most used pronounciation is indeed "niyk”

However it 'should' be "nikeh" as it is named after the greek victory goddess, which is spelled Νίκη in ancient greek. the letter η is a short loud 'eh' in ancient greek afaik.
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I just call mine "the turbo" or sometimes the "TTS"

Does that bother you OP? If it does, I can send you an audio recording of me saying it.
Isn’t a TTS an Audi?
Yes that's what I always think of.
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Never heard it called a P car. Often PORSH or even a Beetle if they want to be disrespecting.
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I cringe inside when people say Porshhh.
Porshhh is for the non 911s and some of the low model cayman, cayenne, macan, and boxsters.

Pors-uhhh is for the cars that deserve the pedigree
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