how do i pronounce "joerg"?

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  1. shecky Guest

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    [really stupid ignorant american question]

    i have a meeting with a guy named "Joerg" next week, and we have only emailed; so i have no idea how to pronounce his name properly. can anyone give a hand with a phonetic pronunciation? thanks!

    [/really stupid ignorant american question]
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Yurgh.

    Don't try to make the accompanying face though.
     
  3. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Just do the whole Dumb American Thing and call him Joe or something.
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    The "J" would be pronounced like the "Y" in yoghurt… It is not a "J" as in judge or John.
    And the middle like ü - as in the German "Über"
    G = ch like the Scottish och... the back of your tongue presses against your back palette and well, I guess if you hear it you'll know.

    So, to sum up:
    Yürch :eek: :eek:
     
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    I'm sure he'd understand if you asked him how his name is pronounced. That way you wouldn't have a chance of pronouncing it wrong and him labeling you a Dumb American™. :)
     
  7. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Yea you should just ask him instead, cause there's always variations on how to say names, like mine.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Silly stupid american here but why not spell it like it sounds.
     
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    Why not call him George? He probably is just a dyslexic Greek farmer.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Then, it would be Jörg, or Jürg even. ;)

    Of course, the way Americans think things are supposed to sound, that's another story. <ducks and runs>

    It would be nice if there was one character set that encompassed all the vocal sounds on the planet but I'm not sure it's possible, especially with various dialects of Chinese.
     
  11. job macrumors 68040

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    I speak German and I dunno about the "ch" part.

    If you ask me, I'd pronounce it Jörg.
     
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    Well, it depends if he is a Dutch Joerg or a German Joerg… ;)
     
  13. Baron58 macrumors 6502

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    It *is* spelled like it sounds, silly stupid american.... in German. The 'oe' is an approximation for 'ö', which is a letter English doesn't have.

    If you think everything is spelled the way it sounds, pronounce this using the rules of American English (nothing foreign about it): GHOTI

    NO CHEATING! Figure it out without using Google.

    For the original poster: 'Yourg' would be really close to perfect, and 'Yerg' would be passable. Those are hard 'g's like in 'golf', not like in 'giant'.
     
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    Haha touché!
     
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  17. shecky thread starter Guest

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    haha... ironically, the meeting with this guy is in Boston.

    its wicked pissah!
     

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