Quick question about Cheetah...I mean Jaguar

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  1. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    With all the hoopla regarding the upcoming Jaguar release, the question begs to be asked:

    Which is ithe proper pronounciation 'JAG-you-er' as the Brits say or "ja-"gwär?" (the common American way).

    I want to be able to pronounce the word correctly when I order the upgrade to OSX. (I still can't say it the British way properly)

    Some other car names I am unsure of:

    1. "NISS-ahn" or "NEE-sahn,"?

    2. "POR-shuh" or "Porsch"?

    3. "Hun-DAY" or "Hun-DIE"?
     
  2. Beej macrumors 68020

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    LOL
    There is no right way to say it... just which ever way your country's/local dialect pronounces it.

    I'm sure no one will mind :)
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I thinks jags sounds better no one can say it differently
     
  4. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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    I call it, FINALLY, the proper method to render the screen,
    But thats a bit lengthy.
    I vote for JAG
     
  5. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    Re: Quick question about Cheetah...I mean Jaguar

    just call it jagwire and flash your reg shirt and they'll know what you mean :D :D

    'por-shuh' is correct...I believe that all the vowels are supposed to be pronounced...asumming that is a German pronounciation that you're trying to conform too
     
  6. j763 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, in the US it's pronounced
    "Jag-you-are" or "ja-gwär". In England, it's pronounced "Jag-wer"... Which leaves the question, where the f*ck is Steve Jobs from?
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Re: Quick question about Cheetah...I mean Jaguar


    I believe "porsh" is short for "POR-shuh" ;)


    Lethal
     
  8. iGav macrumors G3

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    Cockneys call Jaguar's 'Jags'....... only toffs say 'Jag-u-ahh'........ as in.... "I've got a Jag" but if you're from the home counties you'd say.... "One own's a Jag-u-ahh" heh heh.......

    But as the forthcoming OSX is codenamed 'Jaguar' then that's what I'll call it....... pronounced Jag-u-er but that's because I'm english......... I say feel free to call it what you want.......

    As for Porsche..... well I usually pronounce it like Porsh, although the US seems to say Porsh-er or Por-shuh (as written below) which I kind of like........ :)

    As for Hyundai....... I pronounce it like it reads..... High-un-die I think this is abit of an english thing as well......

    Countach was also one that got people muddled.......... some people said 'Coon-tash' others 'Coun-tack' any takers........??:p
     
  9. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Us Aussies (in all out lazy pronunciation glory) pronounce it "Jag-you-uh"
     
  10. sluthy macrumors regular

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    Eh?:confused: Since when did we pronounce Jaguar "Jau-you-uh"?
     
  11. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Heh oops :) Should be "Jag-you-uh" I'll fix that up... damn typos!
     
  12. britboy macrumors 68030

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    he he, why not start talking aboug Greenwich and Southwark? :p

    I call X.2 Jag-u-er, Porsche i call Porsch, and Hyundai high-un-dy. Exactly how they sound ;)
     
  13. iGav macrumors G3

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    heh heh....... that could get confusing........ :p actually Manhatten has Greenwich Village, must say... I never noticed how they pronounced it......

    Southwark will get them all........ :p :p :p
     
  14. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    for hyundai, here in Australia, I think people say He-un-dae but my Japanese mum says its hyun-dai in Japan or something...
     
  15. mr.w macrumors regular

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    Re: Quick question about Cheetah...I mean Jaguar

    (Jag-Wire) maybe???
     
  16. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    That's a funny subject... it's always amusing, how the brand-names from different countries (and therefore languages) are pronounced, most times not accurate at all... ;) We also have some good screw-ups here in Germany. Since we are at car manufacturers, one of the all-time favourites is Citroën from France

    If you want to pronounce Porsche right, the first thing you should keep in mind is that the german R is not pronounced as "chewy" as in english. You pronounce it more with the throat than with the tip of your tongue. A litte bit like the C in "call", but you don't completely close the little slit letting the air through with your tongue. The E in Porsche is pronounced clearly and is comparable to sound of the E in "mellow". :)

    But maybe not a good idea to pronounce it the german way in your own country... it could cause misunderstandings, since some people don't understand you anymore! :D

    Same could happen to Volkswagen or Mercedes pronounciation! ;)

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  17. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Tja. Da haben wir es :)

    That pretty much clears it up (translation)
     
  18. iGav macrumors G3

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    Yeah.. I know how Germans pronounce Porsche...... :p one of my friends is German, and we were going through this the other day...... my lady is also Austrian.... so I get and even weirder take on that from her....... :p

    German is one of the languages I really like........... and one I really regret not following through with after school........ I just love the sound of it........ I think it's a much nicer sounding language than French......

    Eww...... :p
     
  19. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    Austrians are really another subject! ;)

    The european French sounds a little bit "gay". Try the canadian French! It doesn't sound as if you have a stick in your butt. And they also curse much better! :D But maybe I am biased because my wife is french canadian. ;)

    groovebuster

    P.S.: I prefer the british English, but since I am surrounded by North Americans all the time it's rubbing of and I sound like a walking chewing-gum meanwhile! ;)
     

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