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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by Bitexion » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:10 pm

It's the classic "Mogue" vs "Moo-g" argument.

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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by GuyaGuy » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:15 pm

Bitexion wrote:It's the classic "Mogue" vs "Moo-g" argument.
Is that what they mean by that classic Moog sound?

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Post by Bitexion » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:47 pm

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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by calaverasgrande » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:50 pm

Bitexion wrote:It's the classic "Mogue" vs "Moo-g" argument.
actually Moog is a proper name of a person. So it is not as open to interpretation. However he said his name, that is the pronunciation.

I actually have a last name that pretty much only people from certain parts of Europe can pronounce correctly. So I Americanize it and get on with my life, instead of educating people on the proper long flat 'O' sound for the 4th syllable. Or getting offended when they don't say it right. Life is short, words are cheap.
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by SSquirrel » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:03 pm

calaverasgrande wrote:
Bitexion wrote:It's the classic "Mogue" vs "Moo-g" argument.
actually Moog is a proper name of a person. So it is not as open to interpretation. However he said his name, that is the pronunciation.
And he also said that different people in his family pronounced it both ways so either was fine with him. So I say it w/the long oo. Cuz that's what it looks like :)

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Post by GuyaGuy » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:11 pm

I pronounce it buke-luh.

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Post by phesago » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:23 am

Your jokes/trolling is on point today :lol:

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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by jimmy-page » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:31 pm

-do you have a computer ! It is pronounced like "er" like the wolf ...like the thing you yell when you chop down a tree!
AFTER ALL . HOW CAN THEY BE SURE. THERE. THAT is SURE WRONG....AS FOR THE VIDEOS. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE....CAN T YOU TELL HE S A PUT - ON,

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Post by ninja6485 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:00 am

jimmy-page wrote:-do you have a computer ! It is pronounced like "er" like the wolf ...like the thing you yell when you chop down a tree!
AFTER ALL . HOW CAN THEY BE SURE. THERE. THAT is SURE WRONG....AS FOR THE VIDEOS. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE....CAN T YOU TELL HE S A PUT - ON,
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by bochelli » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:48 pm

I was to understand it like Vogue sounding not cow way .
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:17 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:
ronP wrote:Timbre Wolf clever and dope of name.
It's a pity that the pun only works if you can't pronounce timbre correctly.

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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:23 pm

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calaverasgrande wrote:
Bitexion wrote:It's the classic "Mogue" vs "Moo-g" argument.
actually Moog is a proper name of a person. So it is not as open to interpretation. However he said his name, that is the pronunciation.
And he also said that different people in his family pronounced it both ways so either was fine with him. So I say it w/the long oo. Cuz that's what it looks like :)
While different parts of his family DID pronounce it differently, Bob pronounced it as if it rhymed with "vogue."
There are eighty billion examples of him telling people how to pronounce it, and that that was how it was pronounced. Nearly every article about him in the 1960s included the proper pronunciation.

It wasn't "fine with him," although he also didn't make a big deal about it when it happened.

In any case, it's not open to interpretation due to personal preference or aesthetic enjoyment or how "fun" it is. The word was, is, and forever shall be pronounced to rhyme with "vogue."
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by fh991586 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:00 am

Then why there's a second O? If you learn how to read letters one way in school, and then someone tells you "No, I decided it's pronounced another way", who is right? All the school boards on both sides of the Atlantic are wrong?

If Moog must be said Mogue, then why wasn't it written as it must be said? It would have been so much easier for everyone...

English should have learned to incorporate accents on some letters, as in French. E É È Ê Ë are used in differents ways to help differentiate pronunciation, so that everyone will understand it the same way, whether in Europe, Africa or America.

When I read Akai in my head, I tend to see it as Akaï (A-Ka-I) because it seems better than "Akay". But I bet others would just say "hockey" is more truthful. I'd like to hear the Japanese way...

As for Timbre, I would just say "Tim-Ber", because that's what people usually shout in caution in Canada when a cut tree is going down. The French way to say Timbre is closer to Tham-Bre (as in the Thames river) than Tambor will ever be...
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:12 am

English will adopt phonetic spelling somewhere around or after the heat death of the universe. And then we'll realize it was a terrible, stupid idea when we try to differentiate between the zillions of homophones in the English language in print.

Besides, Francophones are in no position to talk when it comes to languages having a loose-at-best relationship between orthography and pronunciation. To foreign ears your language is basically an undifferentiated slur of vowels set to a speech cadence. I mean, you're not quite Welsh, but you're hardly in any position to be lecturing ;)
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