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My Question: How To Pronounce Baoer?

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#1 Ink Stained Wretch

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 18:48

The subject is the question. How is Baoer pronounced? I can see pronouncing it several different ways, but it's not from an English language manufacturer, so it may have a pronunciation that's totally different from anything I could guess. Anybody know?

 

It could be spelled Luxury Yacht but pronounced throat-warbler-mangrove. Reference link.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 20:27

I've been pronouncing it "bow-er".

 

No idea whether that's the intended pronunciation, but in the absence of evidence to prove me wrong I usually assume I'm right. :D



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 16:57

I pronounce it as drawled version of bower - baa-wer

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 12:17

I've been calling it 'Bay-oh-er'

 

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 12:44

it's two characters, so basically two syllables.  

 

保爾

 

Bow (as in the front of a ship)

Er (her without the aspirated h / cur without the "c")

 

Both characters are third tone, so first falling and then rising - but that's a bit much to worry about.

 

In pinyin it's written as: bǎo ěr



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 13:05

Years ago, I read "Anglo-Saxon Attitudes" by Angus Wilson, that included a character named Inge. For the entire book, I pronounced her name (in my head) like "hinge" without the aitch. The embarrassment of learning the correct pronunciation of a name is far milder if you never utter the word.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 14:03

:wallbash:

 

 

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 14:27

As Americans we mispronounce almost everything, e.g., Notre Dame, the Celtics, Volkwagen, Faber Castell. (Yet to avoid embarrassment we wisely do not even attempt the names of J Herbin inks.) So to answer the original question, we usually pronounce Baoer as 'bore' or as 'bare', either mangled pronounciation will do just fine, thank you.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 15:56

it's two characters, so basically two syllables.  

 

保爾

 

Bow (as in the front of a ship)

Er (her without the aspirated h / cur without the "c")

 

Both characters are third tone, so first falling and then rising - but that's a bit much to worry about.

 

In pinyin it's written as: bǎo ěr

 

I have some familiarity (and that's all it is -- familiarity) with Chinese, and your analysis is very close to what my guess was.  The only difference is that I was pronouncing the second syllable as "air."  I shall take your correction to heart every time I have an opportunity to say the name out loud, which in my social circles is quite rarely :P 

 

Edit: I say it with a glottal stop, to make two distinct syllables -- is that correct?


Edited by DaveBj, 17 December 2015 - 15:59.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 16:16

As Americans we mispronounce almost everything...

 

In addition to our penchant for hyperbole.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 17:02

 

I have some familiarity (and that's all it is -- familiarity) with Chinese, and your analysis is very close to what my guess was.  The only difference is that I was pronouncing the second syllable as "air."  I shall take your correction to heart every time I have an opportunity to say the name out loud, which in my social circles is quite rarely :P 

 

Edit: I say it with a glottal stop, to make two distinct syllables -- is that correct?

 

Yup.  There is a break between the two syllables. 



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 19:52

 

Yup.  There is a break between the two syllables. 

 

I love it when I guess right :P


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 20:04

I believe it is pronounced "Baoer"  :P  :lticaptd: 


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Posted 18 December 2015 - 12:06

I believe it is pronounced "Baoer"  :P  :lticaptd: 

 

That's easy for you to say.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 03:38

Thanks all. After looking at the name for some time "bow-er" was one of the main the pronunciation possibilities I'd hit on. It certainly makes sense.

 

I like to be able to pronounce the names of things as I read them. I'll even try to remember that tone aspect of the name.

 

Thanks again.


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 11:16

it's two characters, so basically two syllables.  

 

保爾

 

Bow (as in the front of a ship)

Er (her without the aspirated h / cur without the "c")

 

Both characters are third tone, so first falling and then rising - but that's a bit much to worry about.

 

In pinyin it's written as: bǎo ěr

 

To confuse matters further, Taike's interpretation of the second syllable - as 'her' without the 'h', is the Taiwanese Mandarin pronunciation - in mainland China especially further north, you're more likely to hear it pronounced as 'are' - just imagine a pirate saying "Bow'err" and you've got it  :D



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Posted 31 December 2015 - 05:25

I would say Pao Er
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Posted 31 December 2015 - 05:59

Well this is want google translate said:

"Bǎo ěr

 

Just look to the left not the right.

 

 

There are some other mystery pronunciation names in the thread of the Chinese brands.


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 11:33

Do you know, I don't think I've ever said it out loud! "Bow-ehr" is how it sounds in my head.


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 13:54

Having grown up in Bauer hockey skate land, I just pronounced it the same way. Turns out close enough. Provincialism rules!







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