Steyr: Pronunciation?


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jpruitt
October 15, 2008, 04:16 PM
I've seen it written but never heard it spoken. How do you pronounce "Steyr"?

Steer?
Stair?
Stire?
Something else?

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kevindsingleton
October 15, 2008, 04:18 PM
I've always said "stire". If that's not the right way to say it, that might explain some of the snickering at the gun show! :eek:

modifiedbrowning
October 15, 2008, 04:34 PM
Shtire

El Tejon
October 15, 2008, 04:35 PM
Shhh-tie-er.:D

(For those fluent in German=:p)

bkcraun
October 15, 2008, 04:43 PM
Sty as in pig sty
Er as in.....errrrrrr

bmitchell
October 15, 2008, 04:44 PM
Shtire manleeshair from what I've heard on www.steyrclub.com.

ArmedBear
October 15, 2008, 04:45 PM
shtire

Except that the "r" at the end is just a plain consonant, not an additional imputed syllable. I.e., it's not pronounced "er" like in "blubber", but more like the "r" at the end of the word "car."

No Fear
October 15, 2008, 04:47 PM
Super correct but kinda snobby pronunciation: "shtire"

Accepted pronunciation by the gun community: "stire"

Hilarious attempt by non gun owners: "steer" :D



Cool laid back thread to take my mind off the election: Priceless.

ArmedBear
October 15, 2008, 04:52 PM
manleeshair

That's a humorous rendition, and farther off from the pronunciation than if you just read Mannlicher as if it were in English.

The "ch" in the German language has no English counterpart. It is not, however, pronounced "sh", at least not in Austria, which is where you will find the town of Steyr, and the company Steyr Mannlicher.

rjohnson4405
October 15, 2008, 04:53 PM
Good thread, I always wondered...

No Fear
October 15, 2008, 05:04 PM
That's a humorous rendition, and farther off from the pronunciation than if you just read Mannlicher as if it were in English.

The "ch" in the German language has no English counterpart. It is not, however, pronounced "sh", at least not in Austria, which is where you will find the town of Steyr, and the company Steyr Mannlicher.I heard a guy in a gun store ask how to pronounce Mannlicher and the guy behind the counter said "Clay Aiken." The guy said "huh?" as we all laughed. It took two attempt to explain it to him. :evil:

SsevenN
October 15, 2008, 05:06 PM
I love my M9-A1, don't believe the hate......;)

RONSTAR
October 15, 2008, 05:07 PM
I heard a guy in a gun store ask how to pronounce Mannlicher and the guy behind the counter said "Clay Aiken." The guy said "huh?" as we all laughed. It took two attempt to explain it to him.
Now thats hillarious.

rojocorsa
October 15, 2008, 06:06 PM
Sh-tire

Threeband
October 15, 2008, 07:00 PM
Just like it's spelled: "Steyr".

("Shtire")

contenderman
October 15, 2008, 07:48 PM
It is pronounced as if the "e" is an "i", which is common in the German (and other related) language.

Threeband
October 15, 2008, 08:05 PM
Yes, the diphthong "ey" is pronounced "eye" (long "i").

In German, "st" at the beginning of a word is "sht". (And "sp" is "shp".)

And as ArmedBear said, the "r" just lightly finishes up the word, without adding a second sylible.

hksw
October 15, 2008, 08:44 PM
The "ch" in the German language has no English counterpart.

Yeah, it's like 'kkkkkh'. Sounds like your clearing the back of your throat.

It is not, however, pronounced "sh", at least not in Austria, which is where you will find the town of Steyr, and the company Steyr Mannlicher.

That's true for the region but there are German dialects (non-High German) that do pronounce 'ch' as 'sh'. Just listen to some Rammstein.

Blackbeard
October 15, 2008, 11:27 PM
We should have an official sticky THR pronunciation guide.

Steyr /shtire/
carbine /KAR-been/, /KAR-byn/
flechette /fleh-SHET/
sabot /sah-BOH/
Koch /kohkh/
Brady Campaign /dam FOOZ/

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