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Embraer Pronunciation

Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:42 pm

When I recently flew roundtrip on COEx from EWR to DCA, I noticed that during the pre-recorded safety announcement, the name "Embraer" was pronounced as Em-bray-air. I had always presumed that it was Em-bray-er, but I'm apparently wrong.

Does everyone else say it as Em-bray-air, or am I the only clueless one here?
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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:52 pm

I say em-bray-er. You're not alone  Smile


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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:53 pm

How would you/one say it in Portuguese? That may offer a clue.
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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:57 pm


Empresas Brazilheras Aeronauticas?

Jungle jets for short...
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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:14 am

Em-bra-er that is what I understood it was.
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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:17 am

I always say "Em-brey-Ear", although "Em-Brey-Air" is probably just as right. I just like sounding like I know what I am saying.
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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:18 am

All of the pilots I work with that fly the ERJs pronounce it "Embry-Air".

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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:20 am

i often hear them even called "embryo"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:57 am

It´s EM-BRA-ER, at least in spanish.
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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:59 am

Em-bray-er. Certainly what newscasters call it, although they're not always exactly renowned for their correct pronunciation! Colin Powell anyone?

-er and -air sound very similar anyway, at that level it's really down to regional accents. Pretty sure it's not em-BRA-er anyway, more like em-BRAY-er!

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RE: Embraer Pronunciation

Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:02 am

My brother pilots them for a living. He pronounces it: em-BRAY-er
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