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How Do You Pronounce These Aviation Words  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6432 posts, RR: 17
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

FOKKER - is the "o" long or short?

KAI TAK - is it "KAY TAK" or KYE TAK"

SCHIPHOL- is the emphasis on the first or second syllable? is the "H" silent?


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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Emphasis is on 'Schip' and the 'h' is almost silent but not quite....I don't know about the others though.

Matt



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6432 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Is it "FOL" or "POL"?


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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5579 times:

It's a bit like 'Sh-kip-hol'.....if you have heard a dutch person speaking you would be able to appreciate the way it is said!


Matt



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User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5575 times:

Short O in Fokker

Kye Tak

Schipol can best be pronounced as a drunken Irishman would pronounce Skip, i.e shcip followed by ol, as in doll


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5534 times:

Fokker is pronounced like it's vulgar homonym.

Kai Tak is pronounced like the word eye with a k (Keye) and Tak.

Ship-cHol


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5511 times:

Those little Fokkers!!!!


Word
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5500 times:
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'Fokker' is pronounced as 'Focker' as in 'Locker'.



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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5497 times:

The Schiphol matter is a complicated one.

The literal translation is Ship Hole, so the "-hol" part is quite easy to pronounce. "Schip-" is more difficult, though. You know how the Spaniards pronounce a "j"? Cojones, Navajo etc. That´s how the Dutch "ch" is pronounce. So it´s S-*J*ip-Hole, the *J* pronounced the Spanish way.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

A short linguistic note -
in most of the cases when you see a double consonant, the vowel before it is short - so Fokker is ['fok..] as opposed to focus ['fouk..]

Regards,
VS11


User currently offlineFokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

When the Dutch guys that I worked with pronounced Fokker, it almost sounded like Folker to me. Say it with a big green hocker in your throat and you will be close. I'm almost willing to bet that there are different Dutch accents from different regions that would make a difference too. Just like there are different American accents from all over our country.

User currently offlineN766ua From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8267 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5428 times:

Fokker- as pronounced correctly- is FOE KER. Not focker. Only people from Texas are allowed to say focker. Remember- FOE KER.


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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6432 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

OK, there seems to be a disagreement here regarding Fokker. Who's right?  Confused

FOE KER or FOCKER

Oh yeah, here's another one: Dorval DORval or dorVAL?



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5319 times:
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I've always pronounced it as 'Focker', and will continue to do so.



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

FOKKER - Foker (the o is like locker)

KAI TAK - Kye Tak

SCHIPHOL- Schkipol



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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

I was on the TrAAin at DFW and I saw a pilot on it. I asked him... what do you fly? He said F-100. I replied:

How do those little Fokkers handle?

Everyone on the train looked at me like I had sinned.


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

Is the Tak in Kai Tak pronounced like the word "tack" or is the a pronounced like "ah"?

User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3483 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

I know a pilot who flies the F-100 for American Airlines and he says that it's Foe-ker.

User currently offlineAC340 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5212 times:

I've always heard Fokker pronouced Foe-ker.

Dorval is Dorrr-VAL. Rolling the 'r' and emphasis on the VAL; Val, as in the short form of the name Valerie...not Vol, which I have heard before.


User currently offlineN766ua From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8267 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Hey people- it's a dutch/german pronunciation- FOE KER. If an english guy named it it'd be focker but it is dutch so therefore is foe ker.


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User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

Here are some:


EICAS (ee-sauce)
ECAM (ee-cam)
FLCH (fllch) kinda like filch
FADEC (faydeck)
ETOPS (e-tops)

Are those pronounced those ways or do you say each letter?

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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

EICAS = i-kaas

The rest are ok.




User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

Dorval is simply pronounced "door-val", never heard anyone rolling the "r" unless they have a romanian accent, and a AC340 stated, not dorvol but dorVAL

User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

Thanks, Ben88!

 Smile


User currently offlineAC340 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

Crank,
I never roll the r in Dorval; I actually pronouce in the way you would,
Door-Val.

But every French person I have ever talked to would roll their r when pronoucing it. From Quebecers it sounds more like a phlegmy, throat sound than a deliberate rrrrr sound...did that making any sense?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


25 Swake : 'Hey people- it's a dutch/german pronunciation- FOE KER. If an english guy named it it'd be focker but it is dutch so therefore is foe ker.' Not! It's
26 Flanor : SCHIPHOL- is the emphasis on the first or second syllable? The dutch pronounce it both ways. You hear people say SCHIPhol as well as schipHOL. The li
27 BabyJumbo-SP : Kai Tak - Kye Tack Is the French word "Mayday" pronounced the same as English?
28 777236ER : The French word is "m'aider" which yeah sounds kinda like Mayday. Mayday is how it's pronounced in English.
29 Scorpio : N766ua, Hey people- it's a dutch/german pronunciation- FOE KER. If an english guy named it it'd be focker but it is dutch so therefore is foe ker. Uhm
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