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WRXD
03-02-2006, 11:43 PM
Why is it so confusing to pronounce most aftermarket autoparts companies names? It seems that no matter where I go, I run into someone who pronounces a name completely different than I do. Here is how I pronounce some hard to figure out ones.

Tein (rhymes with PINE?) heard it pronounced TEEN before, also TANE
Greddy (rhymes with EDDIE) also pronounced gee-ready, or GREEDY
A'Pexi (no idea) EY-PECKSI?
Defi (sounds like Defy) also have heard DEFFI
Gruppe-S (GROUP S) also heard Group-ay es or GRUPP ES
Mugen (MOO-GEN) also heard as MYOUGAN or MUJEN or MYOUJEN
Dinan (DEENON) also heard as DEENIN
Ecu-Tek (E.C.U. TECH) also heard ECOOTECH

maybe these are lame, but I always feel like an idiot when someone tells me I am pronouncing these names wrong. So whats the right way?

03tarmacblack
03-02-2006, 11:53 PM
A'pexi is pronounced A'pex with no i
Defi from my understanding is pronounced deaf-eye
Dinan is die-nan
Ecutek is E.C.U. tek like you had it.

I think everything else is cool, lol i still have no idea about the gruppe-s one still, always wondered about that one.

WRXD
03-02-2006, 11:59 PM
cool...see im learning already...

had no idea there was no I in A'Pexi

US_R33
03-03-2006, 10:03 AM
the worst one is people who say Bride as brey d....its pronounced brid :thumbup:

07BlackSS
03-03-2006, 10:58 AM
I have had a couple people say G-ready to me a couple of times lol. I found Greddy is pretty easy. TIEN is a little tricky, but I know someone who called thier phoneline for the message and they pronounce it TANE

2point4DSM
03-03-2006, 11:26 AM
Right or wrong this how I say them.

Tein (Tea - En) I've met people with that last name and that is how they would say it.
Greddy (Gredd - ee)
A'Pexi (A - Pex - ee)
Defi (??)
Gruppe-S (GROUP - S)
Mugen (Mou - gen)
Dinan (DEE - NON)
Ecu-Tek (E.C.U. TECH)

MuddyREX
03-03-2006, 11:27 AM
Hyundai. HUN-DAY or is it HAI-UN-DIE?

Audi. OWW-DEE or is it AWW-DEE?

Porsche. Poursh or Poursh-a?

Nissan. Knee-san or Niss-an?

Impreza. Impreza or Impreeeza?

I get confused when I watch any of the BestMotoring videos.

xEJ20x
03-03-2006, 11:28 AM
From my knowledge and experience this is how these ones go.

Tein = Tane
GReddy = Greddy
Defi = Deffy
Gruppe-S = Grupp Es
Mugen = Moo Gen
(gen is pronounced like ten, and the G isn't pronouced like a J)

pearlcoupeg35
03-03-2006, 11:30 AM
or

veilside = veal-side NOT vail-side

oh, and in Japan they WERE pronouncing the "i" at the end of Apexi ???

BradC
03-03-2006, 11:55 AM
Porsche. Poursh or Poursh-a?


Porsche is a two syllable word...its someone's last name.

cravej
03-03-2006, 02:24 PM
maybe these are lame, but I always feel like an idiot when someone tells me I am pronouncing these names wrong. So whats the right way?Just tell them it's your tri-state accent. You say tomato, I say tomahto.

How do you pronounce Enkei?

HatchSurfer3
03-03-2006, 03:33 PM
i pronounce that en-kay, could be wrong but thats what i say haha

pearlcoupeg35
03-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Just tell them it's your tri-state accent. You say tomato, I say tomahto.

How do you pronounce Enkei?

En-cai (rhymes with "fly"....En-Kei)

cravej
03-03-2006, 03:43 PM
That must be why Myles (Racecomp Engineering) didn't know what I was talking about when I wanted a set of En-key's. I've been calling them that for so long, I don't think I'll be able to break the habit. :rolleyes:

WRXD
03-03-2006, 04:02 PM
There are a ton more of these that I keep thinking

Kumho- COOM-OH or COOM-HO

Falken- FALCON of FALLKIN

Azenis- AZENEES or AZENISS

Proxis- PROXIS or PROXEES

I think a lot of people say G READY because its technically spelld GReddy..the first two letters are capitalized like the G is an initial.

99SL2_Modder
03-03-2006, 04:24 PM
Nissan. Knee-san or Niss-an?

More like "Niece-san", with the s sound at the end of neice dragging into the san. It is Japanese, after all.

It's much like nii-san, meaning older brother. Or nii-chan for being less informal. You could do onii-ue if you wanted to be formal...abd both nii's could also be onii.

Anyway, yeah, that's how it's pronounced.

DoubleOughtCel
03-04-2006, 01:44 AM
Lots of people say Konig like "Koh-nig" but it's actually "Kah-nig"

wgknestrick
03-04-2006, 09:17 AM
What about

I think this company got their name from Titanium-Aluminum periodic symbols merged together, hence the capital "A"

TiAl?

I've always said "Tee-Al" and was probably wrong

bavariasport
03-04-2006, 11:03 AM
There are a ton more of these that I keep thinking

Kumho- COOM-OH or COOM-HO

Falken- FALCON of FALLKIN

Azenis- AZENEES or AZENISS

Proxis- PROXIS or PROXEES



Kumho- cum ho

Falken- fallen

Azenis- i have a sneeze

Proxis- proxis

99SL2_Modder
03-04-2006, 11:04 AM
Lots of people say Konig like "Koh-nig" but it's actually "Kah-nig"

Doesn't the o have an umlaut on the top of it? ö?

Cabra
03-04-2006, 12:25 PM
Tein is Japanese, so the correct pronunciation of "ei" is "ay", or "eh-ee". So Tein = Tane or teh-een

Gruppe-S is a California based company who spells their name with a pseudo-european spelling. Gruppe-S = whatever they say it is, but probably Groop-ES'

Falken = Fall'-kin, not fal-con (like the bird)

König is German for "king" and the umlaut over the "O" makes the pronunciation something like "eurh" So König = keurh'-neeg

Kumho is South Korean, and I dont speak Korean, but I have always heard it said koom'-oh

Mugen is a word of Japanese origin, meaning dream, fantasy, (夢幻) or infinite (無限). "G" in Japanese is always hard, so Mugen = Moo-Gen

Now, whether, or not these companies pronounce their names like this, I don't know, but I believe these would be proper.

That's all I got

99SL2_Modder
03-04-2006, 12:32 PM
König is German for "king" and the umlaut over the "O" makes the pronunciation something like "eurh" So König = keurh'-neeg

Yeah, that's what I was gonna say, hahaha.

Mugen is a word of Japanese origin, meaning dream, fantasy, (夢幻) or infinite (無限). "G" in Japanese is always hard, so Mugen = Moo-Gen

I know how people are trying to write Mugen, but people are gonna see gen and think jen.

Like Cabra said, Japanese always has hard sounds, while Chinese is more like a shh through their sentences.

So think moo-gain (pronounced like "again").

Cabra
03-04-2006, 12:36 PM
cool!, we actually agree on something! :-p

03tarmacblack
03-04-2006, 12:45 PM
5zigen, is pronounced go zigen.

99SL2_Modder
03-04-2006, 02:01 PM
cool!, we actually agree on something! :-p
I'm sure we can agree on more. :lol:

WRXD
03-13-2006, 09:23 PM
I have had a couple people say G-ready to me a couple of times lol. I found Greddy is pretty easy. TIEN is a little tricky, but I know someone who called thier phoneline for the message and they pronounce it TANE

an update to this I was reading an old issue of SCC and in one of the columns they said 'No Tein, No Gain'....which would imply you are right, its pronounced like TANE.

igo4bmx
03-14-2006, 10:52 AM
Kumho- cum ho

Falken- fallen

Azenis- i have a sneeze

Proxis- proxis


kumho is korean so i bet they meant to say KOM (mixed between KUM and KUUM) and ho is not like HOE but more like the o in told.

mugen is MYOO JEN from what i remember

and isn't tial pronounced TILE?

glyph
03-15-2006, 11:34 AM
from what I know:

Tein like Tine
Greddy (rhymes with EDDIE)
A'Pexi (no idea) EY-PECKSI? yep
Defi I have a set of their gauges, according to them it's DEFFY
Gruppe-S (GROUP S) yep, its german pronunciation
Mugen (MOO-GEN) yep That is what I have heard from groups they sponsor
Dinan no idea
Ecu-Tek I think it's ECKYOO TECH

Tial is not TILE, but TIE-UHL, nit picking I know, but slight difference. I have one of their Wastegates.