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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6030 times:

Hello!

Me and my significant other (who is as much of an aviation geek as I am) were having a light-hearted year-long lively debate over the pronounciation of a few aviation entities. Because most of the aviation conversations we've had in our lives happen in print or online form, we rarely get to hear out loud the pronounciation of these frequently heard companies/products/things involving aviation.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated so I can fix her ignorance (don't worry, she'll be reading this post I'm sure)...  

1) Embraer

EASILY the biggest subject of debate since this word is so often used in our conversations... I claim it's pronounced Em-Bree-Air. She says it's pronounced Em-Brair (2 syllables), and that's the way Air Canada pronounces it in their announcements. Saying her version makes me feel like I'm chewing on peanut butter. No way, I say!

Who's right, me or her? Please please please please please PLEASE let it be me.  

2) Mexicana

I've always pronounced it Mecks-ih-Cana. She's always pronounced it Meh-hee-cana. I claim it can be pronounced either way... she thinks it's supposed to be only pronounced Meh-hee-cana.

Who's right, me or her?

3) 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787

I've always said Seven-Seventeen, Seven-Forty-Seven, Seven-Fifty-Seven, Seven-Sixty-Seven, Seven-Seventy-Seven, Seven-Eighty-Seven.

She's always said Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Four-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven, Seven-Eight-Seven.

Who's right, me or her?

4) EVA Air

I've always pronounced it like Evuh Air, she always says E-V-A Air. I dispute it with evidence that while in Seattle over the PA the gate agent said "This is the final boarding call for Evuh Air flight..." etc. Who's right, me or her?

5) Yakovlev

I've always said it Yak-o-lev, thinking the "v" is silent or not generally pronounced... she's always said it Ya-Kov-Lev. Who's right, me or her?

6) LAN

I've always said LAN as in rhymes with "can" or "man", but she's said LAN as in sounds like "lawn." Who's right, me or her?

7) Dornier

I've always pronounced it like Door-Knee-Air. She's pronounced it like Door-Knee-Eh. Who's right, me or her?

8) Illyushin

I've always said it like ih-loo-shin, she's always said eel-you-shin. Who's right, me or her?

===========================

We're both going to be pilots in the future, so I guess getting the pronounciations right is of some importance.

Man oh MAN I want to be right so bad, I'm so giddy to see the replies which I'm sure will declare how right I am!! Yes this is a bit of a light-hearted topic, don't take anything too seriously, and like I say, we'll BOTH be carefully reading the responses, so I'll say to my girlfriend in advanced: IN YOUR FACE!!! 

Oh by the way, she doesn't know how to spell MD-80. *snicker*  

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport

[Edited 2011-04-11 17:57:39 by srbmod]

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User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3703 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6011 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
1) Embraer

EASILY the biggest subject of debate since this word is so often used in our conversations... I claim it's pronounced Em-Bree-Air. She says it's pronounced Em-Brair (2 syllables), and that's the way Air Canada pronounces it in their announcements. Saying her version makes me feel like I'm chewing on peanut butter. No way, I say!

Who's right, me or her? Please please please please please PLEASE let it be me

Neither! It's Em-bra-air (3 syllables), but that's still an adaptation, since the Portuguese pronunciation is still different, but you wouldn't be able to replicate it, so stick to Em-bra-air.


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6003 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 1):

Oh by the way, she doesn't know how to spell MD-80. *snicker*

Oh come on! That was not fair! Everyone knows it was not actually I who posted that topic... Now I wait...

TELL ME I'M RIGHT!!   


Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineJT8DJET From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
3) 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787

I've always said Seven-Seventeen, Seven-Forty-Seven, Seven-Fifty-Seven, Seven-Sixty-Seven, Seven-Seventy-Seven, Seven-Eighty-Seven.

She's always said Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Four-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven, Seven-Eight-Seven.

Who's right, me or her?

Your both right. I hear it pronounced both ways all the time, and I have pronounced it both ways myself.


User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5910 times:

1) E-Jet

2) The American in me says Mecks-ih-cana, but the pilots always say Meh-hee-cana. The truth lies south of the border.

3) 717 - DC-9 Advanced
727 - Still climbing
737 - Short bus
747 - What hump?
757 - Hot rod
767 - Heavy hot rod
777 - The one with all the sevens
787 - Sarcastic nickname pending certification

4) Wiki says E-V-A. Wiki also says 長榮航空. Wiki is wise.

5) Yak

6) See number 2.

7) They still make those?

8) Gesundheit

Papa Charlie: redefining useless.

-edit-

A word of advice to the OP:

For every question in a relationship there are three answers: a) the right answer, b) the wrong answer, c) her answer. When in doubt, Charlie out.

[Edited 2011-04-11 19:41:26]


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User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

I L-O-V-E such light hearted threads!!! C'mon it's not all that serious.

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5807 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
3) 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787

I noticed you left out the 707. Almost everyone calls it the seven-oh-seven. Hardly any ever called it the seven-zero-seven, despite the fact that the middle character is a digit, and not a letter.

.



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User currently offlinespeedbrds From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5767 times:

I visited the Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen a couple weeks ago and they pronounced "Dornier" as Door-ne-ae. It a French pronunciation.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5761 times:

I'll do this in win-loss-tie format:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
1) Embraer

EASILY the biggest subject of debate since this word is so often used in our conversations... I claim it's pronounced Em-Bree-Air. She says it's pronounced Em-Brair (2 syllables), and that's the way Air Canada pronounces it in their announcements. Saying her version makes me feel like I'm chewing on peanut butter. No way, I say!

Who's right, me or her? Please please please please please PLEASE let it be me.

Neither is entirely correct, but her version is much closer.

Your record: 0-1-0

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
2) Mexicana

I've always pronounced it Mecks-ih-Cana. She's always pronounced it Meh-hee-cana. I claim it can be pronounced either way... she thinks it's supposed to be only pronounced Meh-hee-cana.

Who's right, me or her?

Depends. If you're going to say it like it's supposed to sound in the native language, then she's right. If you don't care about sounding like a redneck/hick/non-caring American, I suppose Mecks-ih-cana could suffice.   Extra bonus negative points if you rhyme the last syllable with 'can' instead of 'father'.

Your record: 0-2-0

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
3) 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787

I've always said Seven-Seventeen, Seven-Forty-Seven, Seven-Fifty-Seven, Seven-Sixty-Seven, Seven-Seventy-Seven, Seven-Eighty-Seven.

She's always said Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Four-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven, Seven-Eight-Seven.

Who's right, me or her?

Don't really matter. I think seven-one-seven (because it sounds better) and triple seven (because seven-seventy-seven is a mouthful) are more common, but the others are interchangeable.

Your record: 0-2-1

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
4) EVA Air

I've always pronounced it like Evuh Air, she always says E-V-A Air. I dispute it with evidence that while in Seattle over the PA the gate agent said "This is the final boarding call for Evuh Air flight..." etc. Who's right, me or her?

Aviation Axiom #387: Gate agents know far less than you think. It is E-V-A Air. But I'm loathe to call out someone for referring to an airline by their radio callsign, which is "Eva". So you get a pass (but only if you omit the "air" when saying "eva").

Your record: 0-2-2

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
5) Yakovlev

I've always said it Yak-o-lev, thinking the "v" is silent or not generally pronounced... she's always said it Ya-Kov-Lev. Who's right, me or her?

Russian generally doesn't have silent letters.

Your record: 0-3-2

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
6) LAN

I've always said LAN as in rhymes with "can" or "man", but she's said LAN as in sounds like "lawn." Who's right, me or her?

See reply to question 2.

Your record: 0-4-2

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
7) Dornier

I've always pronounced it like Door-Knee-Air. She's pronounced it like Door-Knee-Eh. Who's right, me or her?

Claudius Dornier was German, but his father was French.

Your record: 0-5-2

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
8) Illyushin

I've always said it like ih-loo-shin, she's always said eel-you-shin. Who's right, me or her?

Neither are entirely correct - it's ih-lyoo-shin. But the point goes to her because getting the "yoo" sound right is more important than getting the "ih" sound right.

Your record: 0-6-2.      

Sounds like you need some remedial training - here's some music to help with that: http://youtu.be/ioE_O7Lm0I4   

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5741 times:

This is how I say them.....

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
1) Embraer

EASILY the biggest subject of debate since this word is so often used in our conversations... I claim it's pronounced Em-Bree-Air. She says it's pronounced Em-Brair (2 syllables), and that's the way Air Canada pronounces it in their announcements. Saying her version makes me feel like I'm chewing on peanut butter. No way, I say!

I say it like Em-Brair, but that is probably because of my 40+ flights listening to the announcements on the AC Embraers :p.

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
2) Mexicana

I've always pronounced it Mecks-ih-Cana. She's always pronounced it Meh-hee-cana. I claim it can be pronounced either way... she thinks it's supposed to be only pronounced Meh-hee-cana.

I typically will say Meh-hee-cana (but have said Mecks-ih-Cana in the past).

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
3) 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787

I've always said Seven-Seventeen, Seven-Forty-Seven, Seven-Fifty-Seven, Seven-Sixty-Seven, Seven-Seventy-Seven, Seven-Eighty-Seven.

She's always said Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Four-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven, Seven-Eight-Seven.

Seven-Oh-Seven, Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Two-Seven, Seven-Thirty-Seven, Seven-Fourty-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven (or Trip Sev), Seven-Eighty-Seven

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
4) EVA Air

I've always pronounced it like Evuh Air, she always says E-V-A Air. I dispute it with evidence that while in Seattle over the PA the gate agent said "This is the final boarding call for Evuh Air flight..." etc. Who's right, me or her?

I usually say Evuh (without the Air)

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
5) Yakovlev

I've always said it Yak-o-lev, thinking the "v" is silent or not generally pronounced... she's always said it Ya-Kov-Lev. Who's right, me or her?

I've always said Yak-o-lev.

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
6) LAN

I've always said LAN as in rhymes with "can" or "man", but she's said LAN as in sounds like "lawn." Who's right, me or her?

LAN (as in can, man, etc).

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
7) Dornier

I've always pronounced it like Door-Knee-Air. She's pronounced it like Door-Knee-Eh. Who's right, me or her?

Doorn-Yay (Door-Knee-Eh, without the emphasis on the Eh)

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
8) Illyushin

I've always said it like ih-loo-shin, she's always said eel-you-shin. Who's right, me or her?

Ih-loo-shin

That is just the way I say them....... It is by no means "right"!!



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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5725 times:

First off, thank you all so very much for the fantastic replies! I like what I am hearing.  
Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Neither is entirely correct, but her version is much closer.

Always great to learn more, which is what my man is about to be doing a lot of...  
Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
If you're going to say it like it's supposed to sound in the native language, then she's right.

   Thank you! I personally believe it's far more correct to pronounce it the way it's supposed to be!

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Don't really matter.

I accept this is a matter of opinion.  
Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
It is E-V-A Air.

Just as I though, in addition, I hear they hate it when someone says "Eva Air."

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Russian generally doesn't have silent letters.

Didn't think so..  
Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
See reply to question 2.

I seem to recall them pronouncing it the way I do in safety announcements and such.. though it all depends I suppose.

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Claudius Dornier was German, but his father was French.

   Exactly! Every time he said "Dorni-air" it almost caused physical pain!  
Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
But the point goes to her because getting the "yoo" sound right is more important than getting the "ih" sound right.

Hey, I was close! Even I'm surprised about this one..  
Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Your record: 0-6-2.

  


Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
Man oh MAN I want to be right so bad, I'm so giddy to see the replies which I'm sure will declare how right I am!! Yes this is a bit of a light-hearted topic, don't take anything too seriously, and like I say, we'll BOTH be carefully reading the responses, so I'll say to my girlfriend in advanced: IN YOUR FACE!!! 

Mmmmm... sorry Anthony... like Mir says in reply 8, you are toasted....and come on... LAN ?? Are you kidding me ? I can understand some people have problems with Air Koryo, Donbassaero or Domodedovo Airlines.... but LAN ???    

Nice topic, you could start another one with the most crazy airline's names   

Rgds.

G.



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User currently offlineTower From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
1) Embraer

EASILY the biggest subject of debate since this word is so often used in our conversations... I claim it's pronounced Em-Bree-Air. She says it's pronounced Em-Brair (2 syllables), and that's the way Air Canada pronounces it in their announcements. Saying her version makes me feel like I'm chewing on peanut butter. No way, I say!

Who's right, me or her? Please please please please please PLEASE let it be me.

I pronounce it Em-Brah-air

2) Mexicana

I've always pronounced it Mecks-ih-Cana. She's always pronounced it Meh-hee-cana. I claim it can be pronounced either way... she thinks it's supposed to be only pronounced Meh-hee-cana.

Who's right, me or her?
[b/] Mecks-ih-cana. You win that one. [/b]
3) 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787

I've always said Seven-Seventeen, Seven-Forty-Seven, Seven-Fifty-Seven, Seven-Sixty-Seven, Seven-Seventy-Seven, Seven-Eighty-Seven.

She's always said Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Four-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven, Seven-Eight-Seven.

Who's right, me or her?

Personal choice. I typically say Seven-four. Seven-six. ect. But when it comes to the 777, it's Triple Seven, or trip seven. And the Seven-Seventeen just sounds odd. That is Seven-one-seven.
4) EVA Air

I've always pronounced it like Evuh Air, she always says E-V-A Air. I dispute it with evidence that while in Seattle over the PA the gate agent said "This is the final boarding call for Evuh Air flight..." etc. Who's right, me or her?
Eve-a air.
5) Yakovlev

I've always said it Yak-o-lev, thinking the "v" is silent or not generally pronounced... she's always said it Ya-Kov-Lev. Who's right, me or her?
Ya-kov-lev
6) LAN

I've always said LAN as in rhymes with "can" or "man", but she's said LAN as in sounds like "lawn." Who's right, me or her?
LAN as in can.
7) Dornier

I've always pronounced it like Door-Knee-Air. She's pronounced it like Door-Knee-Eh. Who's right, me or her?
Door-knee-err
8) Illyushin

I've always said it like ih-loo-shin, she's always said eel-you-shin. Who's right, me or her?
Ill-loo-shin
===========================

We're both going to be pilots in the future, so I guess getting the pronounciations right is of some importance.

Man oh MAN I want to be right so bad, I'm so giddy to see the replies which I'm sure will declare how right I am!! Yes this is a bit of a light-hearted topic, don't take anything too seriously, and like I say, we'll BOTH be carefully reading the responses, so I'll say to my girlfriend in advanced: IN YOUR FACE!!!

Oh by the way, she doesn't know how to spell MD-80.


I bolded my response to your questions above. And the last one is Mad-dog. Not MD-80!  


User currently offlinefuelfool From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

Quoting PapaChuck (Reply 4):

This has to be the best answer list.



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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

Quoting RJLover (Reply 9):
I say it like Em-Brair, but that is probably because of my 40 flights listening to the announcements on the AC Embraers :p.

So can he really blame me, after hearing it this way so many times?
I suppose being around Air Canada did this to me then..  
Quoting RJLover (Reply 9):
Seven-Oh-Seven, Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Two-Seven, Seven-Thirty-Seven, Seven-Fourty-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven (or Trip Sev), Seven-Eighty-Seven

This is actually far closer to what I say, than what he says I say.
(I don't really remember saying seven-four-seven..)
Generally I pronounce the numbers individually from 757 up.


Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5543 times:
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Interesting examples!

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
1) Embraer

EASILY the biggest subject of debate since this word is so often used in our conversations... I claim it's pronounced Em-Bree-Air. She says it's pronounced Em-Brair (2 syllables), and that's the way Air Canada pronounces it in their announcements. Saying her version makes me feel like I'm chewing on peanut butter. No way, I say!

Who's right, me or her? Please please please please please PLEASE let it be me.

I'm no expert in Portuguese, but I also pronounce it as "Em-Brair".

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
2) Mexicana

I've always pronounced it Mecks-ih-Cana. She's always pronounced it Meh-hee-cana. I claim it can be pronounced either way... she thinks it's supposed to be only pronounced Meh-hee-cana.

Who's right, me or her?

She's right.

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
3) 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787

I've always said Seven-Seventeen, Seven-Forty-Seven, Seven-Fifty-Seven, Seven-Sixty-Seven, Seven-Seventy-Seven, Seven-Eighty-Seven.

She's always said Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Four-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven, Seven-Eight-Seven.

Who's right, me or her?

Seven-Seventy-Seven?? Never heard anyone say that before!

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
4) EVA Air

Now I would have to agree with you here, I have always pronounced it as "eva air". Having flown with them before, I never noticed anyone saying "E-V-A Air" but then again I probably just wasn't paying enough attention. Many here also say that E-V-A Air is correct, but honestly, I've never heard anyone use those three individual letters during normal conversation.

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
5) Yakovlev

I also agree with her.

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
6) LAN

Lawn for me.

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
7) Dornier

I'd say she's closer.

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
8) Illyushin

Tough one, I always say it like how you say it but I know it's wrong. One of those things I'd probably never be able to pronounce properly.


User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5491 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):

IMHO, I would say:

1) She's right
2) You both are right, beside of "Seven-Seventeen", "Seven-Seventy-Seven" (It's more the "Tripple-Seven"), and "Seven-Eighty-Seven", never heard that.
3) You both are right
4) She's right
5) You're right
6) She's right
7) She's right
8) She's right

Oh boy, women are more talented with speech.  

[Edited 2011-04-12 00:09:14]

[Edited 2011-04-12 00:11:27]


Wer nichts weiss muss alles glauben
User currently offlineflyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 318 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

Love this topic!

I had no idea EVA Air was E-V-A. I pronounced it "A-vuh" -- as in the letter A. Here are two more:

How does one correctly pronounce Amsterdam "Schiphol" Airport? My German training has me thinking, "Ship...". Is it, "Skip..."?

And how about South Korea's Asiana Airlines? Is it like how us Yanks pronounce "Asia" or is it "Ah-she-ah-nah"?

Thanks for your replies....


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

Quoting flyua (Reply 17):
How does one correctly pronounce Amsterdam "Schiphol" Airport? My German training has me thinking, "Ship...". Is it, "Skip..."?

ShGGGRRRKKKhip-ol.   

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlinesebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5401 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
3) 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787

I've always said Seven-Seventeen, Seven-Forty-Seven, Seven-Fifty-Seven, Seven-Sixty-Seven, Seven-Seventy-Seven, Seven-Eighty-Seven.

She's always said Seven-One-Seven, Seven-Four-Seven, Seven-Five-Seven, Seven-Six-Seven, Triple Seven, Seven-Eight-Seven.

Who's right, me or her?

You're both wrong !

It's sept cent dix sept (set san dee set), sept cent vingt sept, sept cent trente sept, sept cent quarante sept, sept cent cinquante sept, sept cent soixante sept, sept cent soixante-dix sept, sept cent quatre-vingt sept ...

 


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5377 times:

Quoting flyua (Reply 17):
How does one correctly pronounce Amsterdam "Schiphol" Airport? My German training has me thinking, "Ship...". Is it, "Skip..."?

It's both!

It's the German "sh" followed by a "k".

"sshkipol"


And now that we're started: Etihad!!!

If any one figures that one out please feel free to write to Mr Hogan and tell him that you've finally worked out what his airline is called, and kindly suggest that he inform his staff what their company name is!!! Seriously, on one flight I heard it pronounced THREE different ways over the PA system.

"et-ee-hard'
"et-i-had"
"et-ee-ad"

I've been informed that the first in the closest to the Arabic pronunciation.



Worked Hard, Flew Right
User currently offlinetayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

I say Seven Six Seven, but I say Three Thiry.

Seven Four Seven, Three Eighty.

Bombarider: Bom-ba-deer or Bom-bar-dee-eh. (I usually go for the proper French pron.).

and note to North Americans - drop your god awful Rs when you pronounce Melbourne   Mel-b'n.


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4982 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5324 times:

Reminds me once in Miami, ATC instructed us to follow Air France down a taxiway.

He said ... "Air Canada follow Ayer Frayance"
My (bilingual) F/O responded ... "Roger, we will follow Airfrawnce"
ATC then said ... "I dunno, sounds different the way you say it".

We chuckled all the way to the gate.



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
5) Yakovlev

I've always said it Yak-o-lev, thinking the "v" is silent or not generally pronounced... she's always said it Ya-Kov-Lev. Who's right, me or her?

Usually we say Yak/Jak. If you really want to pronounce it completely you have to say: http://www.forvo.com/word/Яковлев/

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
8) Illyushin

I've always said it like ih-loo-shin, she's always said eel-you-shin. Who's right, me or her?

Just Il, or http://www.forvo.com/word/Ильюшин/

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Russian generally doesn't have silent letters.

Eh, excuse me but out of the 33 letters we have in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet 2 are silent ones: ъ & ь.

Quoting flyua (Reply 17):
How does one correctly pronounce Amsterdam "Schiphol" Airport? My German training has me thinking, "Ship...". Is it, "Skip..."?
Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 20):
It's both!

It's the German "sh" followed by a "k".

"sshkipol"

   Not true, you should not pronounce any K in Schiphol, where do you guys even see a K? 'Sch' is hard for foreigners to pronounce. Closest substitute for this would be sgggg. Oh, and there is a funny story about the dutch 'sch' and Germans. Right before the WW2 when there were German spies in Holland a question asked to them (if people were in doubt about their nationality) was to pronounced Scheveningen (a city next to the Hague at the North-Sea). Germans are in general not really able to pronounce the city-name correct.



Всяк глядит, да не всяк видит.
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

   I'm not liking this.... I'm not liking this one bit!!!

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 10):
First off, thank you all so very much for the fantastic replies! I like what I am hearing.

Har har har, enjoy this moment! ENJOY IT!!! For... it's not gonna last! Tomorrow, there'll be a flood of replies, most likely and most hopefully for the sake of my dignity they'll be declaring me the actual champion of this debate and then we'll see who's winning now!!

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 10):

Always great to learn more, which is what my man is about to be doing a lot of...

I will never learn!! It's kinda like us Americans and the metric system. Forget logic and abiding by world standards, I'm gunna do it MY way, the Amurican way!! "Evuh Air?" "Yak-o-lev"? "Door-knee-air"? Those aren't just pronounciations, those are the sounds of LIBERTY!


*cue Team America theme song*


Quoting flyua (Reply 17):

How does one correctly pronounce Amsterdam "Schiphol" Airport? My German training has me thinking, "Ship...". Is it, "Skip..."?

And how about South Korea's Asiana Airlines? Is it like how us Yanks pronounce "Asia" or is it "Ah-she-ah-nah"?
Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 20):
And now that we're started: Etihad!!!

If any one figures that one out please feel free to write to Mr Hogan and tell him that you've finally worked out what his airline is called, and kindly suggest that he inform his staff what their company name is!!! Seriously, on one flight I heard it pronounced THREE different ways over the PA system.

Oh! Thank you thank you THANK YOU for bringing those up! Yes I also meant to say in the thread starter that I want to freely let people ask questions about other hard-to-pronounce terms in aviation, just in case I forgot any, and in no way... ahem.. no way at all, *cough* do I mean that to, you know, *sips water* distract from the results of my orignal query. *cough*

For Schiphol I've always said it like Shki-pol. For Etihad I always pronounced it Et-ih-had, with the "-had" syllable sort of rhyming with "rod" or "cod" but with slightly more "a". Asiana I've always pronounced Aye-she-ah-nah.  

Hehehe, THANK YOU EVERYONE for your replies! If nothing else, I'm happy we can finally come to a conclusion on this debate, and that if I may be wrong, I can be gracious in defeat. And by gracious in defeat I mean kicking and screaming until I finally get my way!



"No respect!"


Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


25 Post contains images Gonzalo : Well.... maybe the next time you think to argue with your girl you think twice... But don't worry, you are a young man and still with plenty of time
26 Post contains images HorizonGirl : Oh! And just so everybody knows, before I set him straight, he used to say "Bom-bar-di-er." Devon
27 Post contains images Mir : Yeah, I know about those, but they're not completely silent in my book as they do have some effect upon the letters that precede them. Who's winning
28 Post contains images RubberJungle : Oh dear. Then you probably won't like my gently pointing out the irony of your incorrect spelling - and possibly incorrect pronunciation - of the wor
29 Post contains images HorizonGirl : Isn't it funny.. we were just talking about this the other day! Devon (edited to add smiley)[Edited 2011-04-12 14:42:25]
30 1stfl94 : EVA Air is supposed to be E-V-A, as the name stands for EVergreen Airways (when EVA was founded in 1989, Evergreen corp wanted to name the airline Ev
31 flyua : 1stfl94, Yes, the difference in pronunciation of Boeing and Airbus aircraft is a good question. Yanks seem to say, "Seven thirty-seven," while Brits e
32 pzurita1 : The lady is always right, no matter what. Should not question her.
33 AFGMEL : I don't want get all English teacher, but I am afraid that if we are talking pronunciation, then the word is pronunciation.
34 Viscount724 : In English, Mecks-ih-cana is perfectly OK. I have even attended IATA meetings conducted in English, attended by delegates from Mexicana, where they a
35 Post contains images Mir : Indeed. Which is why: should be "It should be 'my significant other and I....'" -Mir
36 Post contains images Viscount724 : Thanks. I type too fast.
37 Post contains images YVRLTN : Tie 0-0 - its actually an acronym so theres probably no good way to say it in Portugese. For the record I say Em-bray-uh Her 0-1. Of course in Spanis
38 fuelfool : I think typing a word to determine how it sounds is a little weird.
39 Post contains images Viscount724 : Where do you get the "r" in the syllable "car"? I would say "Mex-uh-ca-na"? (not "car-na"), with the "ca" pronounced like the "ca" in "cat". You woul
40 RyanairGuru : I'm not doubting you, but what are some examples? I can't think of any where that's the case! You've just reminded me of another utterly unrelated wo
41 Post contains links and images lh526 : LAN being a chilean airline and having lived there some time in the past, having listened to their ads, their CEOs and their onboard anouncements I c
42 pegasus1 : In this particular case, yes, but not exclusively. Many people wrongly use the ".....and I" form as a fixed phrase, irrespective of whether it is the
43 Severnaya : while you're pretty close with the 'ch' as in Scottish loch, you should not seperate the 's' from the 'ch', the sound is 'sch'.
44 pegasus1 : No, it's not. That's exactly the point that the other poster meant when quoting the example of getting Germans to pronounce 'Scheveningen'. A German
45 Severnaya : I'm a native Dutch and Russian speaker with good knowledge of German. And 'that other poster' was me. Most Germans saying Sch can't reach the 'rude a
46 Post contains images bj87 : Thanks for the smile. Yes they do, it is now called the RUAG 228NG. It's not just the Germans that have that problem. I used to go to High School in
47 bueb0g : Em-Bray-Er Either, depends if you're mexican or not! Generally, in the US, I hear seven - thirty - seven etc, however in the rest of the world it's u
48 KDEN : Here's one that I've always wanted to know how to say: Widerøe My lack of knowledge of the Norwegian language has made me think it's "vid-er-oh", but
49 keagkid101 : She's right on this one, but you're right on all the others
50 pegasus1 : Severnaya, apologies for not realising that I was quoting your own thread to you. I'll email you directly with the rest of my answer, as I'm sure, wh
51 Viscount724 : Ask most Brits (from England) to say "Park my car", and will probably sound like "Pawk my caw", with no R sound in "park" and "car". On the other han
52 Viscount724 : Agree. All are very common errors. Two others (slightly more on topic), frequently seen on A.net: "Hangar" (where you put your aircraft) often incorr
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