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How do you pronounce Topre?
« on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 12:54:51 »
I have always pronounced it "Tope-ray", but this guy at my work pronounces it "Topp-er"... Which one of us is right? Or are we both wrong?
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 12:57:37 »
I have always pronounced it "Tope-ray", but this guy at my work pronounces it "Topp-er"... Which one of us is right? Or are we both wrong?

I say Tope-ray.

But that's just how I read it. I don't know if I've ever actually heard anyone say it in real life.  :))

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 12:58:50 »
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.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:00:06 »
I say "rubber dome"
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:01:16 »
I say "rubber dome"

Lol. I really like Topre, but it is a very personal preference.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:01:24 »
Yeah I say Tope-ray

I say "rubber dome"

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:02:30 »
toe-prah

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:03:14 »
toe-prah

You are a pretty special individual.
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How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:04:37 »
toe-prah
In all seriousness, that's what I thought. But I'm not sure where I got it from.

Like Oprah with a T.

OT:  now I'm reminded of that Oprah bees gif. Lol.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:05:55 »
Topper. It rhymes with Copper.

But seriously, it's pronounced "toe-prah" and rhymes with Oprah.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:06:39 »

toe-prah
In all seriousness, that's what I thought. But I'm not sure where I got it from.

Interesting. Each to their own I guess. It is not really that big of a deal, because when IRL are you going to be discussing keyboard switches?
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:07:11 »
Because when IRL are you going to be discussing keyboard switches?

Everyday? You don't talk about your hobbies with people?
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:08:03 »
Topper. It rhymes with Copper.

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

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:08:15 »
No one I know understands why you would ever want a keyboard other than the one that comes free with your computer, so no.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:08:33 »
toe-prah
In all seriousness, that's what I thought. But I'm not sure where I got it from.

Like Oprah with a T.

OT:  now I'm reminded of that Oprah bees gif. Lol.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:08:46 »
On the Leopold website, it's phonetically written out in Korean as "tow-pray". I say "tow-per" because I'm a rebel at haert
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:09:14 »
Because when IRL are you going to be discussing keyboard switches?

Everyday? You don't talk about your hobbies with people?

I don't really know anyone that would be interested in talking about that with me.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:10:04 »
No one I know understands why you would ever want a keyboard other than the one that comes free with your computer, so no.

I don't really know anyone that would be interested in talking about that with me.

Get them into it then. Talk more about it. That's also in the prophecy.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:10:29 »
No one I know understands why you would ever want a keyboard other than the one that comes free with your computer, so no.


These people give me odd looks when I tell them that I have spent more money on keyboards than my actual computer.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:10:34 »
Because when IRL are you going to be discussing keyboard switches?

Everyday? You don't talk about your hobbies with people?

I don't really know anyone that would be interested in talking about that with me.

Samesies. I never had to say Topre until Keycon, and it came out slow and awkward
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:10:56 »
I would always say "toe-pray." But I guess I was wrong lol.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:13:52 »
Because when IRL are you going to be discussing keyboard switches?

Everyday? You don't talk about your hobbies with people?

I don't really know anyone that would be interested in talking about that with me.

Samesies. I never had to say Topre until Keycon, and it came out slow and awkward


I would really like to go to Keycon next year, but I do not know if I can afford it. Do people do local keyboard fanatic meetups? That would be a fun thing to start.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:18:30 »
Yes there are local meetups. I've hung out with a few GHers in Indiana, Chicago, and in Cincinnati outside of "formal" meetups.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:19:18 »
Created by Japanese, so shouldn't we go by Japanese pronounciation?

Close to "toh pruh" or "Toh Pluh"

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:21:04 »
Created by Japanese, so shouldn't we go by Japanese pronounciation?
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:24:26 »
Get them into it then. Talk more about it. That's also in the prophecy.

that's not so easy for most people

The closest I ever got to getting a friend into keyboards, was me helping him pick out one online, but he cancelled at the last minute, because he realized he was about to spend $110 on a keyboard

maybe it's people my age but no one sees the difference after trying boards and after me trying to tell people about them...

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:25:05 »
Created by Japanese, so shouldn't we go by Japanese pronounciation?
The pronunciation from my link was how the recording at the Topre Corporation said it. If it's good enough for the public recording, it's good enough for me.

Your "Toe-prah" and my "toh pruh" are the same I think.

But part of my thinks it should be "ray..." just because "pre"

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:34:36 »
Get them into it then. Talk more about it. That's also in the prophecy.

that's not so easy for most people

The closest I ever got to getting a friend into keyboards, was me helping him pick out one online, but he cancelled at the last minute, because he realized he was about to spend $110 on a keyboard

maybe it's people my age but no one sees the difference after trying boards and after me trying to tell people about them...

It's certainly not easy with that attitude. Whether or not they get into it, it's something we're passionate about and I think it's a shame people find they can't even talk about it.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:36:45 »
You guys forget what Topre stands for

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If we go by japanese pronounciation of that it sounds something like toe-prey
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:45:04 »
The magic of google translate up for you heathens of industry.

https://translate.google.com/?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#ja/en/topre

And in reverse -

https://translate.google.com/?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#en/ja/topre

For those that won't click, it's tah-per

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How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 13:53:47 »
According to TJ's Google Translate links:

Japanese - To-pu-re (toe pooh ray)

English - Topper

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 15:34:06 »
Japanese - To-pu-re (toe pooh ray)
Sounds about right. (“Toe poo” doesn’t sounds so attractive though.)

It’s hard to convert this to an easy pronunciation for an English speaker though, because the "t" and "r" here are not the same as the sounds in most (any?) English dialects, and all the vowels are also substantially different than any vowels used in English. Best would be to just get a recording of 4-5 Japanese speakers saying it; I don’t quite trust the google translate lady robot voice.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 15:49:09 »
If you go to Topre's website www.topre.co.jp, you can get the full name in Japanese. However, the second half (株式会社) just means it is a company. It is the first half that is the actual name and is important to us (東プレ). If you google those three Kanji you will see that it does infact point to our company.

If you then take this and put them into a dictionary you get "とうプレ" as the reading. For those who are not familiar with Hiragana that is the Romaji "To-pu-re". However, since I don't want to say everything with correct Japanse morae I pronounce it like "Toe-Pray"

See here http://jisho.org/words?jap=%E6%9D%B1%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC&eng=&dict=edict

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:06:48 »
To'h Pu'e Re'h
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:08:38 »
Toe-pray


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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:11:42 »
I say toe-per even though it's wrong.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:13:49 »
Top kek!

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:14:25 »
東プレ is a three syllable word. Toe. Puh. Ray. :]

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:29:30 »
東プレ is a three syllable word. Toe. Puh. Ray. :]

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
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Toe-Preh!

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:35:17 »
You guys forget what Topre stands for

Tokyo Press

If we go by Japanese pronunciation of that it sounds something like toe-prey

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"
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:38:22 »
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"

Ok. I can believe that.

It looks like most of us weren't that far off to begin with.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:44:37 »
You guys forget what Topre stands for

Tokyo Press

If we go by Japanese pronunciation of that it sounds something like toe-prey

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"

Would there be a slight glottal stop after the 'p' sound, as in Toe-p'-ray? I know we're getting deep into linguistics here for something simple, but why not be as correct as possible, right?
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:45:06 »
nope just toe-prey
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:50:12 »
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"

Topre is different from desu, because it is an acronym, so it may be treated differently. Just like Famitsu is not pronouced Famitss. Edit: Nvm I don't know what I'm talking about. Tsu is different from su duhhh. I've had a long day at work :<

Edit: Should be Reh not Ray lolol sorry.
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:50:44 »
So, toe-pray it is to be pronounced. But I propose that when saying it, you have to try and sound like a samurai.

Edit: my samurai pronunciation sounds better as Toe-pu-ray. :D

Edit 2: why does my samurai sound like Japanese Batman?
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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:55:47 »
Let's get some actual audio recordings people.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 17:02:16 »
To'h Pu'e Re'h
But I call it Thorpe!

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

Thorpe.

One syllable.

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Re: How do you pronounce Topre?
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 17:04:57 »
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 #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.


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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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« Reply #74 on: Wed, 23 July 2014, 08:59:00 »
#logic indeed. #sarcasm

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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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« 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]

Now, now, that's not nice :p
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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

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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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« Reply #89 on: Sun, 10 August 2014, 11:53:55 »
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« 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.

Does it really matter though?
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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.
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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.
There's no I in PRESS.

You're right, I have no idea why I did that. It should have been just [to.pre].
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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 "é" which makes the "eh" sound. So Topre in french would be Topré

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.

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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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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.