[Ads-l] Porsche

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 12 14:10:08 EST 2022


In German, it's pronounced with two syllables.

But then, in Britain, "Jaguar" has three syllables.

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022, 1:34 PM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:

> I can't seem to find a searchable version of the Archives,
> so I’ll just flat-out ask.
>
> Does anyone know whether there’s been
> a study of whether 'Porsche' is pronounced as one or two syllables?
> In a totally unrelated context a friend has suggested that
> the pronunciations are correlated with whether you own one or not.
> Does anyone have any insight on the question, or pointers to
> work on the topic?
>
> Geoff
>
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> Geoffrey S. Nathan
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> geoffnathan at wayne.edu
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