How do you pronounce Wein cell?

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  1. myself

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    is it Wine or Vine? I'm assuming it's vine in eruope but that us northamericans just say wine? Anyone know the exact pronounciation?
     
  2. alanrockwood

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    I don't know, but if it's German (which it looks to be) it would be pronounced like "Vine".
     
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    Wein is German for Vienna. It is pronounced similar to vine.
     
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    Actually, 'Wien' is Vienna, note the spelling, pronounced 'veen.'
     
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    Cell, as in Sell (vbg)
     
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    Wow, I can't believe I transposed the letters.
     
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    No more Wienerschnitzel for you!!
     
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    Really, I couldn't care less. What amazes me is you're the first person in over 33,000 members to call yourself, "myself"!!!!

    Murray

    P.S. People who think outside the box never get boxed in :smile:
     
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    ei = "I" sound as in Leica or Zeiss

    ie = "E" sound as in Deet, seem
     
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    ... Mmmm.... Wine...

    <DROOL>
     
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    Its German so it's "vain" the e sounds as long A
    Rick
     
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    I have always said it as 'wain' (rhyming with vain) with the normal 'w' sound, not a 'v' sound.

    But I could be wrong!


    Steve.
     
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    the obvious answer is: Who cares?
     
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    In this case, it's Wine - the man who owns the company (which also makes wireless strobe triggers, among other things) is named Wienberg.
     
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    The pronunciation is "Vine", the guy's name is surely "Weinberg" (which means "vineyard" in German).
     
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    or Whine....
     
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    Wein = 'vayn' and
    Wien = 'veen'

    but... almost all english speakers I know call them both 'ween'... e.g. they pronounce Weiner 'weener'... ach du meine Güte :rolleyes:
     
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    I say Pocketwizard. ha ha ha ha ha
     
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    Perhaps in some dialect. But ei in the Neuhochdeutsch I learned in school it would be pronounced with a long I== eye. As in weinen, Weihnachten, weil, etc.
    For any German speakers, imagine the consternation when my young bride asked at an apothecary shop for some rub-on salve for her "Mann" who had a "Feber" when she used a German pronunciation of the English-named product and pronounced the word for that which is called Vicks (in English), but spelled Wicks auf Deutsch.
     
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    This is how you pronounce the "ie" or "ei" combination auf Deutsch. You look at the second letter (e or i). Then you pronounce the combination as if it were the English equivalent of the second letter. It virtually always works.
     
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    i have always heard it pronounced ween, like weenie ...
    by camera store sales people and people who use them alike ..
     
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    In German, a "w" is a "w", a "v" a "v".
    Only in English comic versions of a German accent does a "v" become a "w" and wice wersa.

    "Feber", John, may still be in local use in remote parts of Austria, but it's not something you need a pharmacy for.

    The "ei" is explaned perfectly by Alan.
     
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    Don't forget the cheese to go with the "whine".
     
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    One refinement on the German "w" and "v". A German "w" is generally pronounced like and English "v" and a German "v" is generally pronounced like an English "f".

    One of the beauties of German is that the pronunciation is very regular. Unlike English, if you have a German word spelled out you can almost always pronounce it correctly, assuming you have good German pronunciation.
     
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    But that would be weenburg