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Steyr: Pronunciation?

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  1. jpruitt

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    I've seen it written but never heard it spoken. How do you pronounce "Steyr"?

    Steer?
    Stair?
    Stire?
    Something else?
     
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    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:
     
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    Shhh-tie-er.:D

    (For those fluent in German=:p)
     
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    Sty as in pig sty
    Er as in.....errrrrrr
     
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    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."
     
  8. No Fear

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    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.
     
  9. ArmedBear

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    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.
     
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    Good thread, I always wondered...
     
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    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:
     
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    I love my M9-A1, don't believe the hate......;)
     
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    Now thats hillarious.
     
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    Sh-tire
     
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    Just like it's spelled: "Steyr".

    ("Shtire")
     
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    It is pronounced as if the "e" is an "i", which is common in the German (and other related) language.
     
  17. Threeband

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

    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.
     
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    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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