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How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:02 pm

I know this may be diificult to respond to soley by using text, but how do you say Etihad?
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:05 pm

ET-ee-Had.

Filler.


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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:10 pm

Depending on which part of the Arab world you come from I believe it can also be pronounced 'Eth-ee-had', with the 'th' sound being ever so slight. In addition, I would say it's more 'Et-i-had' than 'Et-ee-had'.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:39 pm

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 2):
I believe it can also be pronounced 'Eth-ee-had',

from when my brother worked at DBX it was pronounced with the TH
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:01 pm

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 2):
Depending on which part of the Arab world you come from I believe it can also be pronounced 'Eth-ee-had', with the 'th' sound being ever so slight. In addition, I would say it's more 'Et-i-had' than 'Et-ee-had'.

Karl

Hi Karl, you're mistaken. The letter "ت" is always pronounced like an english "t". No regional variations for that letter.

"Etihad" is correctly pronounced it-ti-had . First two syllables are short, the last is long. the "h" isn't actually an "h" in arabic but a letter with no english equivalent, the only way to describe it is that it is a hard "h". But don't concern yourself too much about pronouncing it correctly, an english "h" is just fine.
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:29 pm

No, no, no, no!!! Listen to my voice, its pronounced: "Etihad"...............Hope this helps
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:09 pm

Quoting CirrusDriver (Reply 6):
No, no, no, no!!! Listen to my voice, its pronounced: "Etihad"...............Hope this helps

LOL. The sad part is, I bet somebody will take you seriously.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:11 pm

Better yet, what the heck does it mean????? Anyone of you know that???

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:15 pm

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 7):
Better yet, what the heck does it mean????? Anyone of you know that???

It means "United" in Arabic I believe.
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:34 pm

Quoting Montanaflyer (Reply 8):
It means "United" in Arabic I believe.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:10 pm

Well we're on the subject...how do you pronounce Volga-Dnepr  confused 
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:18 pm

Quoting EGBJ (Reply 10):
Well we're on the subject...how do you pronounce Volga-Dnepr confused

Just as it's written.  Smile

"Volga" like the river Volga. Dnepr, well, this one might be tricky to pronounce for an Englishman, but if you do something like "Dneper", you'll be fine.  Smile
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:35 pm

Quoting Workhorse (Reply 11):

"Volga" like the river Volga. Dnepr, well, this one might be tricky to pronounce for an Englishman, but if you do something like "Dneper", you'll be fine.

Volga-deeper? Sounds like some kind of forbidden sexual act.
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:36 pm

Quoting Workhorse (Reply 11):
Dnepr, well, this one might be tricky to pronounce for an Englishman

Intesting that...

I once had a chat (on frequency) with a pilot of a Dniproavia flight. I Tried my best to clear him to Dnipropetrovsk, and despite my dismal attempt (hey, I tried at least!) he advised me that the D is silent....
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:55 pm

Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 4):
"Etihad" is correctly pronounced it-ti-had .

Glad to see that even with my limited Arabic I had this correct.

Quoting EGBJ (Reply 10):
Volga-Dnepr

"Volga neeper" is as close as I can approximate it.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:00 pm

In my country and other slavic countries is one rule, you write the same way you pronounce and the other way around
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:05 pm

I say Eithad like I-THH-AD

And Volga Dnepr like Vol-Ga D-Nep-R

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:10 pm

There are 3 short vowel sounds in Arabic. As far as I know the 'i' sound (pronounced along the lines if the 'i' in the English word 'pill') does not vary much from region to region. According to region, the second short vowel can vary in pronunciation between the 'e' sound in the English word 'bed' and the 'a' sound in the English word 'bad'. For example, the 'bed' vowel sound is used in North Africa, the 'bad' vowel sound is used in Arabia.

There may be similar regional variations in the pronunciation of the third vowel approximating to the English 'o' and 'u' sounds.

I have not seen the word 'Ethihad' in Arabic script, but I think that the first vowel is probably pronounced in the same way as the last vowel.

As an ex-teacher of English to ATC students, I would not be surprised to hear a North African Arabic speaker say:

Descend to flight level three seven five (using the 'e' sound from 'bed')

while hearing the same words pronounced by a Saudi as:

Dascand to flight laval three savan five (using the 'a' sound from 'bad')

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:16 pm

Was watching Al Jazeera yesterday and the official etihad advert, as well as claiming they are the fastest growing and most successful airline in the world, pronounced it as "ET-EE-HAD"

which is how I have always asumed it is pronounced

Hope this helps
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:27 pm

IIRC It-ti-had would be the pronounciation in Standard Arabic, the colloquial varieties will generally be something like Et-ti-had. The A is long!
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:31 pm

Quoting Montanaflyer (Reply 8):
It means "United" in Arabic I believe.

Can't be - UA would have sued 'em by now  Wink


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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:41 pm

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 19):
IIRC It-ti-had would be the pronounciation in Standard Arabic, the colloquial varieties will generally be something like Et-ti-had. The A is long!

That would make sense to me for the anglicisation indicating a different vowel sound at the beginning and end. Any idea where one can see the actual Arabic script?
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:06 pm

It's written as ًٌَُإتحاد. It's pronounced as it-ti-7aad.

The t and d are soft, as in Spanish or French. Arabic does not have hard t or d sounds as found in English or German. The t and d of Arabic are the voiceless and voiced dental plosives, respectively, as opposed to the voiceless and voiced alveolar plosives of English or German. The Arabic t and d are written as t̪ and d̪ in the International Phonetic Alphabet.

The '7' represents the voiceless pharyngeal fricative, also written as ħ in the International Phonetic Alphabet. It has no counterpart in the Indo-European languages.

The 'aa' represents a long a sound, for example, the 'a' in the English word 'barn'.

The 'i' represents the short version of the long ee sound found in the English word 'tree'.
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:35 am

Quoting Cefarix (Reply 22):
It's written as óðõñÅÊÍÇÏ. It's pronounced as it-ti-7aad.

Thanks. Can't see any vowels but I remember from my days of being able to read Arabic that vowels are generally omitted. Having to guess the vowels in a word made trying to read a newspaper a nightmare for someone with very limited vocabulary!
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:41 am

Call their reservations number
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:47 am

It should not sound like Tee or like the movie E.T.

E -THA-HAAD ( The HAAD part should not sound like the word "had" you have to pro-long the "Haaa" part and add "D"
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:51 am

I am now totally confused!
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:06 am

Quoting Cefarix (Reply 22):
The '7' represents the voiceless pharyngeal fricative, also written as ©¤ in the International Phonetic Alphabet. It has no counterpart in the Indo-European languages.

is it pronounced like a hard H? like KH sound?
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:11 am

Well on their holding music and the TV ad currently being shown on Al Jazeera is E (as in the E in Egg) Tea (as in a cup of) - Had ( as in I had dinner).

E tee had
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:14 am

someone should make a youtube video on how to prounounce it =D
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:17 am

Quoting EGBJ (Reply 10):
how do you pronounce Volga-Dnepr

I'm sure someone will correct me but I think it is pronounced Volga Nee-eper.

As for Etihad, well surely it's just pronounced "Ett-ee-had". I can't understand how it could have a different pronunciation?


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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:28 am

It is prononnced Et-Tee-Had.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:31 am

Fly the friendly skies of Etihad!
Just hadda say it.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 30):
I'm sure someone will correct me but I think it is pronounced Volga Nee-eper.

If I remember from my Russian class, Volga Dneper is pronounces like VOL-ga D'NYEH-per
with the NY something like the n sort of like the French or Italian 'gn' or the Spanish ñ.
Slavic languages are lousy with palatal consonants and unbelievable consonant clusters, I wouldn't be surprised if they actually pronounced it NEE-per in conversation, but textbook Russian (and textbook Ukrainian) it is D'NYEH-per
Example, "meeting" in Russian is pronounced vaguely FSTRYECH-ah with the caps part pronounced in one syllable! I conversation it comes out more like STREECH-a, at least in Little Odessa. I don't understand is Yah NYuh Pan-yee-MAI-yu. I love you is Yah TibYA Lyooblyooh, (Impossible to write in English.) I leraned French, Spanish, Latin, Hebrew, German, Russian was by far the hardest language I ever took.
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:36 am

Quoting EGBJ (Reply 10):
Well we're on the subject

"Well" is pronounced "While" Smile
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:54 am

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 33):
Quoting EGBJ (Reply 10):
Well we're on the subject

"Well" is pronounced "While"

While spotted!  Wink
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:57 am

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 20):
Quoting Montanaflyer (Reply 8):
It means "United" in Arabic I believe.

Can't be - UA would have sued 'em by now Wink

I don't think United owns the word United in every language on earth.

Maybe they can merge? Either that, or someone in the UAE needs to start an airline called Arab Airlines, so they will be home to airlines named 'United,' 'Arab,' and 'Emirates.'
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:45 am

I heard varig sounds like va reej ..correct or not?
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:45 am

I pronounce it Vol-ga Nep-ir and according to my Russian friend that's pretty much spot-on.

Now here's one - how do you pronounce 'Domodedovo'................?

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Give in? OK, I'll tell you.....

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:14 am

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Reply 36):
I heard varig sounds like va reej ..correct or not?

Not correct! Check it here (old ad), at the very end when the guy says "Varig, a nossa companhia aérea" (translating: Varig, our airline").

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bXYtmiE0_Y&mode=related&search=
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:06 am

If you fastwordard to approx 2:40 on this video:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km4bT-zx2ig

You will hear them say Etihad

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[Edited 2007-02-18 22:21:45]
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:25 am

Quoting Csavel (Reply 32):
If I remember from my Russian class, Volga Dneper is pronounces like VOL-ga D'NYEH-per

That is correct. I think I was getting confused with Ukrainian vs Russian when I said "neeper" (the name is Dnepr in Russian and Dnipro in Ukrainian). However, what I understand is that you hardly hear the 'D'.

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 37):
how do you pronounce 'Domodedovo'.

Now that one is easy. As you said "Domo-djedya-va".

Пока!

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:32 am

That video doesn't have the correct pronounciation. It was an english flight attendant saying it in an anglocised way.

The only clip I can find to demonstrate how it's pronounced, is an audio clip of football supporter chants for Ittihad FC:
http://www.ittihadfans.com/mokhrej/s...ittihadfans_Ittihad_Allah_M3ak.zip
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:51 am

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 37):

Ah, smart.

When you say Ghoti what does it sounds out?



















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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:52 am

I personally pronounce Etihad as "Ee-tih-hawd" and Volga-Dnepr as "volga-Nepur"
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:22 am

Quoting CirrusDriver (Reply 5):
No, no, no, no!!! Listen to my voice, its pronounced: "Etihad"...............Hope this helps

Hearing it now makes sense to me now.  bigthumbsup   biggrin 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:29 am

Quoting Concentriq (Reply 27):
is it pronounced like a hard H? like KH sound?

No, KH is not the hard H sound. The voiceless pharyngeal fricative is pronounced by bringing the root of the tongue up to meet pharynx, and air is forced from the lungs through this constricted opening. This sound is not present in any Indo-European languages. The sound is also found in proper Hebrew. You can find an example of this sound at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Voiceless_pharyngeal_fricative.ogg . The sound file contains the plain 'a' sound as well. The voiceless pharyngeal fricative is the part that sounds like it is halfway between 'h' and KH.
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:40 am

I speak the eastern Mediterranean dialect and that's how i pronounce it:

Quoting Cefarix (Reply 22):
pronounced as it-ti-7aad.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:01 am

Quoting Montanaflyer (Reply 8):
It means "United" in Arabic I believe.

Close enough, but it actually means "Union."

"United" in Arabic is Muttahida.

Speaking of the name "Etihad." I'm not quite sure why they went with this English spelling. A more accurate spelling would be Ittihad and this would help resolve a lot of the confusion over the pronunciation of the name. Just do a Google search and you'll see how many results you will get by typing Ittihad.

There is a UAE newspaper called Al-Ittihad.
http://www.alittihad.co.ae/
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:05 am

While were on the subject...how do you pronounce Chautauqua.
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Etihad?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:17 am

Quoting AerLingus747 (Reply 48):
how do you pronounce Chautauqua

Chaw-TAW-qwa. That one's easy. Growing up in Wisconsin, you learn at a young age how to pronounce Indian names correctly.  yes 

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