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    Couple questions on how to pronounce things that you can read and type on the internet but sound like an idiot if you say it wrong in person.


    Bonobos - Is it BOW-no-bos? Or bo-NO-bos?

    Indochino - Is it in-do-CHEE-no? Or in-do-SHE-no?


    I looked up Hautelook. Turns out that's pronounced OAT-look.


    Any other words?


    #2


    Bonobos = bo-no-bos no accented syllables (I think)

    Indochino = in-do-CHEE-no


    Kiton = Key-tahn

    Ermengildo Zegna = Er-man-jeel-do Zay-├▒ya

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      #3


      Gotcha. I will practice the last one in front of a mirror.

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        #4


        I was saying bon-o-bos too until a commercial on Pandora corrected me

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          #5


          @JC

          Just being nit-picky because it's late and I'm bored: I'm not sure it's possible to say a multiple syllabic word without accenting something.


          BOW-no-bos

          bo-NO-bos

          bo-no-BOWS


          Personally I'd think it would be the second option. I'm pretty sure that's how you say monkey that's spelled the same.

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            #6


            In English, we default to accenting the second to the last syllable. Spanish, it's the last syllable.

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              #7


              Well not to split hairs here @nicholas, but in Spanish it is the 2nd to last syllable if the word ends with a vowel, letter 'n', or letter 's'. It's the syllable if the word ends in any other letter and if there is no accent mark.


              :P

              "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                #8


                Haha - You clearly know more than I do!

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                  #9


                  Hautelook is running TV commercials, and they pronounce it "HOTE-look". Which I don't think is correct, based on Dictionary.com. Ah...who knows.

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                    #10


                    It should be OAT-look, not HOTE-look

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                      #11


                      Guys - help with another one:


                      Sorel (as in Sorel winter boots).


                      Sore-ELLE? Or SORE-ull? Or some other random pronounciation (Sore-OH?)

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                        #12


                        Sore-Elle I guess ? Kinda hard to explain.


                        Listen to this video :


                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta_O5sAXmjQ&feature=related


                        At 0:05, he says "Sorel-Tracy". That's how I pronounce it.

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                          #13


                          I've grown up hearing Sore-ELLE too.

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                            #14


                            (channeling my high school poetry class) I actually believe there are s few words with multiple syllables that don't have any particular stress on either one, for example the word "blackjack"


                            And back on topic I pronounce it:

                            bow-NO-bos

                            IN-doe-chee-no

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                              #15


                              Bespoke:

                              -Preferred: bih-spoke

                              -Secondary: bee-spoke


                              http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bespoke

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