How is 'Steyr Mannlicher' properly pronounced

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Guest, May 13, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Anyone?

    :?: :?: :?:
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I believe it is pronounced like "S-tire Man-like-err"

    Steyr is pronounced like s-tire and mannlicher is pronounced with a hard K sound for the ch.
     

  3. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    I remember someone on the GT boards from the town os Steyr saying it was Sch-tire.

    just plz not Steer :roll:
     
  4. srfl

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    Das ist richtig!

    (That's right!)

    A German word with "st" is pronounced as an "sch"....that's one of the few things I remember from my college German classes.
     
  5. AMX

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  6. silversilvia

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    my friend was reading it the other day for the first time. he said "S-tire Man licker?"

    i laughed :)
     
  7. Alabama

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    I've always thought 'Man-licker' is the correct pronunciation. Though Mannlicher didn't make it the Italian manufacturer copied the trigger action made by Mannlicher at the time for their Mannlicher-Carconnen, the 6.5mm rifle used by Oswald. That's my research, though, so feel free to refute me!

    And, yep, I think Sch-tire is correct.

    Levan, where are You! I know, Georgians don't speak German, but I bet you'd have a better perspective on this than a guy from the backwoods of Alabama...
    Then again, we've still got a bunch of German/Czech/Austrians down there...
     
  8. Matches

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    It has been a long time since I took German but I'm sure Sch-tire is correct. As for Mannlicher, I would have to guess it is Mahn-leek-her or close to this phoenetic spelling. Again this is a guess based on a poor knowledge of German from a few years of classes 15 years ago.

    Matches
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi!

    As an Austrian I can help you with that:

    Sch-tire is right, the Mannlicher should be a little bit harder for you.

    the -ch is not a k - it`s nearly impossible to explain it, because you have no compareable sound in english!
    For that here is a link how to say ..ch http://www.ex.ac.uk/german/abinitio/pronounce/

    perhaps that helps....
     
  10. CGuns

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    Yep to all of the above.

    I called the company a couple times in Austria. The receptionist pronounces it as suchL

    Sch ti yer Mann li ch' er

    the "ch" is almost a "k", but sounds like Mann lich air

    Rgds, CGuns
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That is a great link, Danke!

    Jeff
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks....

    Good to know I was not the only one having a hard timing saying it correctly.

    Thanks,
    Ruggles
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Out here I've been getting corrected for several years that I'm saying it all wrong, 'It's STARE' they say. I keep talking as if I didn't hear them because I had tired of the subject when it was Heckler and Koch being discussed.

    Yes I've been saying it right. My German is crummy but I remember pronunciation!