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Jun 22, 2010 18:16 |  #1

is it zees or xais or zes (like zesty nachos)? anyone speaks german?


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Jun 22, 2010 18:20 |  #2

zice.


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Jun 22, 2010 18:40 |  #3

stickshift wrote in post #10409148 (external link)
zice.

That's how I've always heard it pronounced.




  
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Jun 22, 2010 18:42 |  #4

stickshift wrote in post #10409148 (external link)
zice.

Is it similar to the pronunciation of "nice"?


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Jun 22, 2010 18:53 |  #5

liquidstone wrote in post #10409236 (external link)
Is it similar to the pronunciation of "nice"?

Yeah, Zeiss, Nice, Dice.


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Jun 22, 2010 18:56 as a reply to  @ shmoogy's post |  #6

I speak a bit of German, and in German when 'i' and 'e' are used together, the sound made is of the latter letter in the pair, so Zeiss is pronounced with the 'i' sound, like Zice




  
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Jun 22, 2010 18:58 |  #7

It's pronounced as 'tsice'. .better still, you can hear the correct pronunciation here:

http://www.forvo.com/w​ord/carl_zeiss/ (external link)

Most people get the first part right, but the 'Z' wrong. It's not 'z' as in zebra but pronounced as 'ts' in German.
German 'Z' pronunciation guide: http://userweb.port.ac​.uk …io/pronounce/co​nsonz.html (external link)


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Jun 22, 2010 18:59 |  #8

Agreed its zice! The Zeiss is nice so take a pic of my ice dice that go for a high price that were made by mice!:lol::lol::lol::lol:


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Jun 22, 2010 19:03 |  #9

Combatmedic870 wrote in post #10409334 (external link)
Agreed its zice! The Zeiss is nice so take a pic of my ice dice that go for a high price that were made by mice!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

No, it's not. The z is pronounced as 'ts'. Listen to the sample.


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Jun 22, 2010 19:07 |  #10

tsai-s


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Jun 22, 2010 19:10 |  #11

It's "tsice", but in normal English (American?) fashion, we butcher the pronunciation because we know everything.

Hors d'oeuvre, anyone?

Personally, I use the "z" sound because pronouncing all foreign words properly probably makes me sound like a twit.




  
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Jun 22, 2010 19:16 |  #12

shmoogy wrote in post #10409296 (external link)
Yeah, Zeiss, Nice, Dice.

Don't think 'yeah' works... :p


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Jun 22, 2010 19:45 |  #13

shmoogy wrote in post #10409296 (external link)
Yeah, Zeiss, Nice, Dice.

Thanks..... I just met my quota of learning something new each day. Tomorrow and the days after, I'll try to learn how to properly pronounce Nikon, bokeh, Leica, Swarovski, etc. :)


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Jun 22, 2010 20:11 |  #14

liquidstone wrote in post #10409530 (external link)
Thanks..... I just met my quota of learning something new each day. Tomorrow and the days after, I'll try to learn for to properly pronounce Nikon, bokeh, Leica, Swarovski, etc. :)

Don't forget Canon though everyone just pronounces it like cannon.




  
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Jun 22, 2010 21:01 as a reply to  @ spacetime's post |  #15

German is my mother tongue..

The "Z" is pronounced "TS" with the T being a bit softer than the S..

"EI" is pronounced like "eye".

"SS" is prononced as an elongated "S"..


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