[Ads-l] RES: Porsche

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Wed Jan 12 16:43:04 EST 2022


There's no reason to say Porsch-ah in English. It's just snob appeal, to
show you know how to pronounce it in German, indicating you are in the know.
I had a cousin who did that. I used to needle him: "You insist on Porsch-ah
but you don't bother to say Folksvagen. Why is that?"
DAD

Enviada em: quarta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2022 18:23
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Assunto: Re: Porsche

Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Porsche
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Or maybe the syllable count is correlated with whether you can afford one.
(There is the precedent of "vase", which is sometimes claimed to be
pronounced to rhyme with either "race" or "Roz" depending on whether it
costs less or more than $100.)

LH

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

> I can't seem to find a searchable version of the Archives, so 
> I=E2=80=99ll just flat-out ask.
>
> Does anyone know whether there=E2=80=99s 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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