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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:39 am 
Mr Darcy
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Ever since way back when, have always said..

'hay hay'

but hear some call it...

'hee hee'


Any ideas on how it should be said??


King Kahuna is easier, just think of Pulp Fiction :wink: who names a bike after a burger :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:59 am 
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There's a few names that I've never been sure of

Ringle - Ring-lay or Ring-gull?
USE - You-Ess-Ee or Yooz?
Syncros - Sin-Cross or Sin-Croze


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:02 am 
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Ringle - Ring-lay or Ring-gull?
USE - You-Ess-Ee or Yooz?
Syncros - Sin-Cross or Sin-Croze


I always say
'Ring-lay'
'You Ess ee'
'Sin Crose'

So this must be right :wink:


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Ring-lay (strictly if it were french it should be something like Ran-glay)
Yooz
Sin-Cross

for what it's worth :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:06 pm 
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it's gotta be 'Glay' - it's got an accent on it.

Sylvain?


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I was in Evans at London Bridge yesterday afternoon and some geezer comes in and asks if they do Ringle (Ringul) and the shop assistant said he'd never heard of it. He wasn't that young either. (the assistant) Poor geezer matey left looking well dejected.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:58 pm 
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It's Hay-ee Hay-ee
In Hawaiian all vowels are pronounced individually.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:22 pm 
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http://www.konaretro.com/articles/catalogues/1994/8.jpg

This page says:
Hay Hay

Whether that is correct Hawaiian, who knows, but it's phonetically how Kona named their stead.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:15 pm 
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I always thought it was "Hi Hi"* :oops:

Defo "Rin-glay" though, it's American French.. :wink:

* like the German, pronounce the last vowel in any "i" "e" combination.. But I guess that doesn't work given the Hawaiian heritage of "Kona" :?


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kingroon wrote:
I always thought it was "Hi Hi"* :oops:



Me too! "Hei" means "hi" or "hello" in Finnish and since we pronounce words like they're written, it's "Hei Hei" (you would say "Hey Hey").


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