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Old 10-15-2009, 11:20 PM   #31
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Rhymes with Sauce.

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What about Briess? Is it "breese" or is it "breeze" or is it "br-ice"? Never heard it spoken before . . .
Rhymes with Geese.

I care about how these are pronounced about as much as i care about how "puerh" is pronounced. (none)


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Old 10-15-2009, 11:50 PM   #32
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What about Briess? Is it "breese" or is it "breeze" or is it "br-ice"? Never heard it spoken before . . .
Likely #1, definitely not #3, assuming its a German name/noun. In German, I before E is always pronounced long 'E'. E before I is always pronounced long 'I.'


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Old 10-16-2009, 12:41 AM   #33
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so the me that sounds like "zotz" like the candy. Is that right?

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Old 10-16-2009, 01:06 AM   #34
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I believe Saaz is a German name for a Czech town named Žatec. The Czechs call the hops from this town "Žatecki".
Saaz would be pronanced "Sahz'', Žatec is pronanced "Zsatetz" ("Zs" like in "Zsa Zsa Gabor"), and Žatecki is pronounced "Zsatetzky", (again, "Zs" like in "Zsa Zsa Gabor").
http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDatec
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I pronounce it like "cantelope"
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:32 AM   #36
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yeah, they call the symbol a hacek (by the way the c in hacek should also have a hacek above it, I don't know my international keyboard codes :P ) Usually the hacek changes a hard consonant to a soft consonant.
Hacek = HA-chek
Yeah, it's the same as here then. We have Ž, like the S in pleasure, Š, like SH, Č and Ć which are a hard and soft CH sound and Đ, like the G in George. And the C here is also like TS.

I have seen the Czech beer Krušovice here, for instance, and that is pronounced KrooShoVeetsEh with a rolled R.


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