[Ads-l] RES: Porsche (UNCLASSIFIED)

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 12 18:01:17 EST 2022


In the American commercials, the names are pronounced "Porsch-ah" and "Volkswagen".




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> 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
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> Enviada em: quarta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2022 18:23
> Para: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Assunto: Re: Porsche
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> 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:
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> > 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
> >
> > Geoffrey S. Nathan
> > WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired) Emeritus Professor,
> > Linguistics Program
> > Caution-https://clasprofiles.wayne.edu/profile/an6993
> > geoffnathan at wayne.edu
> >
> > Geoffrey S. Nathan
> > WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired) Emeritus Professor,
> > Linguistics Program
> > Caution-https://clasprofiles.wayne.edu/profile/an6993
> > geoffnathan at wayne.edu
> >
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