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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 17:31:42 »
Let's get some actual audio recordings people.
There was one in the old thread IIRC.

But the problem is, the usual English pronunciation is broken, because of English. That's why most native English speakers can't speak Czech or Japanese without a horrible accent.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 17:47:46 »
Most people say "Tope-ray" I prefer to say "Cupper Rubber" :D

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 19:13:20 »
I've always thought it as to-pra
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 19:46:11 »
To'h Pu'e Re'h
But I call it Thorpe!

The only other one here who calls it for real.

It's known as "Thorpie" hence get use to it  :thumb: .

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 19:55:51 »
Thorp-eeeeeeeey!
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 20:15:56 »
Topper. It rhymes with Copper.

But seriously, it's pronounced "toe-prah" and rhymes with Oprah.

You guys forget what Topre stands for

Tokyo Press

If we go by japanese pronounciation of that it sounds something like toe-prey

Created by Japanese, so shouldn't we go by Japanese pronounciation?

Close to "toh pruh" or "Toh Pluh"

This is correct.

Toe-Pray.

東プレ is a three syllable word. Toe. Puh. Ray. :]

It gets shortened to TOE-PRAY because of how the Japanese language works. Kind of like how "desu" is usually pronounced "dess"

From these latter posts it sounds as though the typically assumed pronunciation is correct, as if the e was with acute like Topré.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 23:33:58 »
I always said "top pray", not "tope-ray". No where near "toe prah"
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 00:49:34 »
Well, Canadians have center as "centre" with the same pronunciation, so I initally kind of read it as Toe-per in my own little world.

Most people that I've heard speak it (just online videos really), say it as you do.


English user here, I'm similar, but I say toe-preh switches. lel.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 02:07:08 »
A Japanese guy says "Topre" in this video. And you can also learn *correct* pronunciation of "Realforce".


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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 05:12:57 »
Lol Hasu wins.  Thanks for the link
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 06:33:58 »
Now I know where HaaTa gets his “Kiibohd” spelling from. :p

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 07:38:19 »
Let's get some actual audio recordings people.
There was one in the old thread IIRC.

But the problem is, the usual English pronunciation is broken, because of English. That's why most native English speakers can't speak Czech or Japanese without a horrible accent.

Don't worry that also applies for french and spanish...

I believe english native could only adapt (read plug and play) in german. It seems like everything else is just out of bound.

Like when you listen to them speaking french or spanish it's funny also cause they don't get any genders right so they say "le beau femme" or "el bonito senora" so it sounds real funny.


But don't get me wrong as a french native i also speak broken english lol.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 08:40:16 »
Not even German, because of R. The thing is, different languages assume the whole mouth in different positions. For example, when I'm trying to imitate Oxford English, it's impossible to pronounce Ř, but it's absolutely not a problem in Czech.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 08:58:56 »
Hi guys, Japanese guy from Tokyo here. I pronounce it,
Toh pu REH
or at least that's as close as I can get.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #64 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 09:30:42 »
Hi guys, Japanese guy from Tokyo here. I pronounce it,
Toh pu REH
or at least that's as close as I can get.

That's because you're doing it correctly. :)
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #65 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 09:39:57 »
Well, there's no ray in Press, so the "correct" pronounciation of Topre should be toe-preh.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 09:41:35 »
Well, there's no ray in Press, so the "correct" pronounciation of Topre should be toe-preh.
There's no toe in Tōkyō.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 09:46:27 »
I was going with the English pronounciation of Tokyo. If you want to get Japanese then toh-preh would probably be more correct. Although it's hard to convey Japanese pronounciation to English readers in plain text.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 09:47:29 »
Well, there's no ray in Press, so the "correct" pronounciation of Topre should be toe-preh.

Actually, there is a REH is PRESS: "pu reh su"

Toh pu reh
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 09:53:43 »
Yes, I was just pointing out that reh is different from ray.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 14:31:31 »
I'm not in any way trained in sounding out phonetics but I pronounce it "Toh-preh"

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 22 July 2014, 14:56:40 »
Whenever I read Topre in my head I say toe purr.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #72 on: Wed, 23 July 2014, 07:09:42 »
Whenever I read Topre in my head I say toe purr.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #73 on: Wed, 23 July 2014, 07:50:11 »
toe-pray, or if you don't pray to toes, tope-ray.

It has to contain "Ray" for me. Maybe it's cus that's my name? Idk...

Plus to be honest, this pronunciation makes it sound more "elite" or more "luxurious" IMO, which is how it should be. top-er or toe-pruh just seems mehh to me...
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 23 July 2014, 08:59:00 »
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 23 July 2014, 09:19:48 »
To'h Pu'e Re'h
But I call it Thorpe!

1/3 the way down the second page before this.

Thorpe.

One syllable.

No confusion :D

There's a city where I live called Thorp.  Always a treat to drive past there.   :))

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 23 July 2014, 10:53:17 »
Toe-Pruh

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 01:17:37 »
Topre noun [sur-kuhl - jurk]

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 01:36:49 »
Topre noun [sur-kuhl - jurk]

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 02:55:07 »
I say tope-er
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 03:22:55 »
I usually say it as tor-prey


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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 08:54:49 »
toe

pray

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 01 August 2014, 21:17:10 »
WOW!  I just had one one of those wtf moments.  I'm somewhat dyslexic and had been reading Topre as Torpe for years.  This has blown my mind.


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« Reply #85 on: Sat, 02 August 2014, 01:21:38 »
WOW!  I just had one one of those wtf moments.  I'm somewhat dyslexic and had been reading Topre as Torpe for years.  This has blown my mind.

Thorpe ;)
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 02 August 2014, 01:25:54 »
Torpor


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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #87 on: Sat, 02 August 2014, 05:36:35 »
You guys forget what Topre stands for

Tokyo Press

If we go by japanese pronounciation of that it sounds something like toe-prey

Pretty much this. I say toe-preh I guess? Light on the e. real close to the tOprah style when saying it lol

Reasoning?

Tokyo Press

To kyo

Pre ss

To Pre

Topre
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How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #88 on: Sat, 02 August 2014, 06:53:24 »
Tow-prah.. aka:$$$$$
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #90 on: Sun, 10 August 2014, 12:00:05 »
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #91 on: Sun, 10 August 2014, 12:55:54 »
東プレ (Tō pu re)

東 - Tō
プ - pu
レ - re

Tō as in "toe"

Pu-re as in "preh"

The pu-re part is not as emphasized as "toe-pray", yet not as low as a "toe-pruh". I'd say it's kinda inbetween "ay" and "uh", so "preh" would be more accurate (but try not to pronounce the "h").

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #92 on: Sun, 10 August 2014, 15:23:54 »
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #93 on: Sun, 10 August 2014, 16:16:23 »
I say "rubber dome"



I just pronounce it To , as in Tokyo, and Pre as in press. I noticed that it is a little different from most people (as I saw in various youtube videos) and most people tend to say Pre like Pray.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 11 August 2014, 19:58:09 »
Toe-preh, but everyone I talk to pronounces it toe-pray.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #95 on: Mon, 11 August 2014, 23:58:13 »
toh-pu-re(i)

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #96 on: Tue, 12 August 2014, 23:39:08 »
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 #97 on: Tue, 12 August 2014, 23:47:26 »
I pronounce it HNNNNNNNGGG
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #99 on: Wed, 13 August 2014, 02:43:50 »
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.
There's no I in PRESS.