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Uncle Pete

Pronunciation

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I'm deaf but it's a recent thing so I have no trouble speaking but I can be confused on how to pronounce new words... Like "Tamiya"... Is it a long "I" or short?  Does it rhyme with "Fire" or "Fear"?

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Too me a while to decide if there should be a punch line. We aren't used to Uncle Pete being serious. :confused:

 

I have dyslexia, so I'm probably going to be of no blood use to you, but I pronounce it with a short 'I'. I also pronounce 'Tamiya' with a short 'I' :giggle:. So I suppose it rhymes with 'fear', but no doubt someone will be along shortly to prove me wrong.

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I just phoned a friend who speaks Japanese (well, he would - he was born there) :

Tah-me-ya

I also googled how to pronounce it, and there's a lot of discussion - but a Tamiya video (in Japanese) uses this pronunciation as well, so it must be right.

 

Now, this is an Uncle Pete thread so where's the bad pun? 🤔

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I spent much of my early modelling years in the Far East and bought and built many Tamiya kits whilst out there.  Whether buying from Chinese, Japanese, Malay or Singaporean shops, the phonetic was always Tameeya and so I've kept with that.

 

Mike

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Tah mee ya according to the Japanese guys I know.

3 letters, easy to spell.

タ ミ ヤ

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For those needing help with French pronunciation; for example - the nuances of saying Fonderie Minatures exactly like a native, then use this easy to remember trick:

 

Fonderie Miniatures- it's Fonderie as in "Oh My God" and Miniatures, as in "Help!".   Tres Simples.

 

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6 hours ago, Jon Kunac-Tabinor said:

For those needing help with French pronunciation; for example - the nuances of saying Fonderie Minatures exactly like a native, then use this easy to remember trick:

 

Fonderie Miniatures- it's Fonderie as in "Oh My God" and Miniatures, as in "Help!".   Tres Simples.

 

joiners

And that's just for their better kits ...

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What about IKEA then?

(they make kits don't they :whistle:)

 

I believe it's Ickeeaa and not Eyekeea

 

See what you've started Pete?

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I have a ticket for Pierrot Lunaire and the Pierrot bit is troubling me.

Silent i ?

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The Hobbyco rep always pronounced it 'Tameeya' with a short 'I', which was always good enough for me.

 

As with Revell: Rev-ell not revel. According to their reps.

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prəˌnənsēˈāSH(ə)n

 

That should clear things up.

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48 minutes ago, Tzulscha said:

prəˌnənsēˈāSH(ə)n

 

That should clear things up.

What a pity there's no "Smart Airse" emoji ...

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4 hours ago, Admiral Puff said:

What a pity there's no "Smart Airse" emoji ...

But there is :smartass:

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5 hours ago, Tzulscha said:

prəˌnənsēˈāSH(ə)n 

Bir azərbaycanlı olduğunu bilmirdim! Hər gün bir məktəb günü .......:whistle:

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3 hours ago, PhoenixII said:

Bir azərbaycanlı olduğunu bilmirdim! Hər gün bir məktəb günü .......:whistle:

 

Üzr istəyirik, səni anlamadım. Daha yavaş yaza bilərsinizmi?

:innocent:

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I always used to pronounce it tam-yah as a kiddo, but I believe it's pronounced tam-ee-ah, although I've heard some Americans pronounce it tam-eye-ah.  I suppose that's probably the same ones that pronounce it eye-rack. :shrug:

 

I'd take the Far Eastern pronunciation over ours any day of the week :)

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This is a belter of a thread ..How do you say something ….

Eeether or eye ther

Ta mart o or To mate o

I say Tam ee ya

See yooo Jimmah as they say over the wall . Yer Ken ?

 

 

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As Pete might say the 'P' is silent as in bath.  :whistle:

 

The whole subject is fascinating and it never ceases to amaze me how the same word can sound different between counties let alone countries  America :wicked:

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ESCI

Most folk I know pronounce it Ess-Key

If I can find it, the company ran an advert in the late 70s or early 80s and in it they said it was Ess-shee

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4 hours ago, Tzulscha said:

Üzr istəyirik, səni anlamadım. Daha yavaş yaza bilərsinizmi? 

:innocent:

certainement.......Er þetta nógu hægt fyrir þig?

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18 minutes ago, PhoenixII said:

certainement.......Er þetta nógu hægt fyrir þig?

Æðislegt! Nú, hvernig segir þú það í raun.

 

A-nis, nam b 'urrainn dhomh smaoineachadh air rudeigin èibhinn a ràdh ...

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4 hours ago, Mike said:

I always used to pronounce it tam-yah as a kiddo, but I believe it's pronounced tam-ee-ah, although I've heard some Americans pronounce it tam-eye-ah. 

I'd take the Far Eastern pronunciation over ours any day of the week :)

Nope I’ve always pronounced it Ta-me-ya. 

 

2 hours ago, Black Knight said:

ESCI

S-C here in my part of the USA. 

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Tomayto- Tormarto

 

Potayto - Portarto

 

Let’s call the whole thing off.......

 

Trevor, or if you’re Welsh, Trefor,  in which case it’s still pronounced ‘Trevor’ as f in Welsh is an English ‘v’ - ff equals the English ‘f’.

 

 

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So, are Tamiya kits being produced in Wales or Sunderland? 

I'm confused.

 

Kon few zd (possibly)

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