Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by aglomarsale, May 26, 2021.
A pointless yet useful thread. How is it pronounced?!
Trust me, it doesn't sound what it looks like.
Here it's "seamens" but pronounced fast, ie in dutch is ea in english
I would pronounce it "See-mens" or "See-muns"
Siemens is not that hard, what about Bombardier.
hard B, A sounded like letter name in english (Eh?)
At least someone cant mispronounce Bombardier. Talk about Siemens in a restaurant and people will glare at you like you killed their dog
Really? I've heard "bom bar deer" as a pronunciation (straight EE sound rather than ie sound)
As a German, I can say that this is the correct way to say Siemens:
I don't speak French, but this agrees with how I'd pronounce Bombardier (the first, French one in the video, not the later English one):
Just start it off with a soft sounding "z" sound, and you will be okay. Is it Zafe, is it Zafe.......?
But don't talk about Siemens in a restaurant when you have already complained about the first course, and when your main course is yet to come.
So it's not Bom-bar-dee-uh? Hhmm... i've been saying it wrong then. It's like Lieutenant. Naturally, if you didn't know, you'd pronounce it as Lew-ten-ant. But it's Left-ten-ant.
If I remember correctly the Army says this one way and the Navy and Air Force say it the other
S-ee-mns with the emphasis on the first syllable. I before e in German is usually pronounced ee and e before i pronounced eye.
Similarly, many people mispronounce the wine Riesling as R-eye-sling when it is actually R-ee-sling.
Bombardier, the company has the emphasis on the second syllable, rather than the army rank which has its emphasis on the last syllable. Bombardier is based in Derby. Now, how is that pronounced?
Nope. That is prounounced THAT
Not quite. In German, initial S has a Z sound before A and E, but not before I, IE, or U, where it is close to an English S. Before O, it's sort of halfway between...
Good job they're not based in Mousehole, Cornwall... That'd really confuse people!
Oh dear, pronouncing it like that would be worse than having a stab at it yourself. What a terrible sign.
I love how the Llanfair sign didn't even try and offer a pronunciation guide for the Welsh "Ll"
Separate names with a comma.