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My Question: How To Pronounce Baoer?


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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?

 

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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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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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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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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?

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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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Yup. There is a break between the two syllables.

 

I love it when I guess right :P

Until you ink a pen, it is merely a pretty stick. --UK Mike

 

My arsenal, in order of acquisition: Sailor 21 Pocket Pen M, Cross Solo M, Online Calligraphy, Monteverde Invincia F, Hero 359 M, Jinhao X450 M, Levenger True Writer M, Jinhao 159 M, Platinum Balance F, TWSBI Classic 1.1 stub, Platinum Preppy 0.3 F, 7 Pilot Varsity M disposables refillables, Speedball penholder, TWSBI 580 USA EF, Pilot MR, Noodler's Ahab 1.1 stub, another Preppy 0.3, Preppy EF 0.2, ASA Sniper F, Click Majestic F, Kaweco Sport M, Pilot Prera F, Baoer 79 M (fake Starwalker), Hero 616 M (fake Parker), Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands M . . .

31 and counting :D

 

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

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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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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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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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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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