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Offline xybre

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #100 on: Wed, 13 August 2014, 12:34:08 »
I pronounced it [to.pe`r] (X-SAMPA) but I didn't realize it was Japanese. Also, thats because its similar to how my name is pronounced: [zai.be`r]. However, knowing its Japanese doesn't help because neither <p> nor <pr> is valid in Japanese syllabary as far as I'm aware. So it must be from English or another language that's loaned in. You'll notice that プ is Katakana which is reserved generally for transliterating non-Japanese words, so that theory seems to hold up. That said, [to.prei] is probably the correct pronunciation.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #101 on: Wed, 13 August 2014, 13:12:11 »
In french the "e" sound totally different. I can comfirm non-french speaking people are unable to pronounce the "e" as we do.

To make "Topre" sound like "To Preh", we have a "ť" which makes the "eh" sound. So Topre in french would be Toprť

Anyway we do not pronounce "e" at the end of words (mostly) so for french people "Topre" is pronounces Topr
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #102 on: Wed, 13 August 2014, 13:17:09 »
i pronounce top-pre

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 04 September 2014, 18:06:33 »
A Japanese guy says "Topre" in this video. And you can also learn *correct* pronunciation of "Realforce".


Another validation of the english pronunciation (one in southern USA accent as well).
Here's an employee of the USA division pronouncing the company name within the first minute, he starts at 0:25 after the FL town's mayor intro.
'toe-prey'

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 04 September 2014, 18:08:44 »
I like TOPE-Rah (like Oprah = OPE-Rah).

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 04 September 2014, 18:33:37 »
Oneness with cup tupper.

My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #106 on: Thu, 04 September 2014, 18:51:33 »
Oneness with cup tupper.

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You do know what the verb "tup" means, right?
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #107 on: Fri, 05 September 2014, 10:46:21 »
I pronounce it
"Top-reh"

Iunno, just the way I am

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #108 on: Fri, 05 September 2014, 10:53:58 »
Oneness with cup tupper.

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You do know what the verb "tup" means, right?



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My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #109 on: Fri, 05 September 2014, 11:35:53 »
Oneness with cup tupper.

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Topreware you say?

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #110 on: Fri, 05 September 2014, 11:44:51 »
top ray

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #111 on: Fri, 05 September 2014, 14:23:15 »
top kek

no no top ray
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 05 September 2014, 14:32:47 »
I think the biggest problem with pronunciation is the English language, and the people who speak it with their laziness in proper pronunciation.

If you're hispanic and have listened to non-hispanic people say case-uh-dee-uh instead of kehs-ah-dee-ah, you know what I mean.

It's not toe-pray, it's toe-preh, as others have suggested.