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mightyzebra
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08 Apr 2008, 5:37 am

Do you pronounce it like "Asperjers" or "Aspergers"?

By the way, the correct pronounciation is "Aspergers" because the man who discovered Aspergers was German and in Germany all "g's" are hard.


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08 Apr 2008, 5:38 am

I say assburgers! <:



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08 Apr 2008, 5:42 am

It depends if you're British/Australian and pronounce all of the syllables.



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08 Apr 2008, 5:47 am

Microban wrote:
It depends if you're British/Australian and pronounce all of the syllables.


For some reason I found that quite funny. I suppose that's true enough. What I mean is whether you would (if you said it properly) pronounce Aspergers with a "j" or a "g".


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08 Apr 2008, 5:48 am

Asp-ur-jers.



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08 Apr 2008, 5:49 am

Everchanging wrote:
Asp-ur-jers.


How come you pronounce it that way?


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08 Apr 2008, 6:01 am

the german way, obviously... that also means that the 'a' doesnt sound like in 'ass' but rather like the 'u' in 'grunt'. the 'e's are the sound of the 'e' in 'believe' and, as mentioned, hard 'g'. :)



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08 Apr 2008, 6:43 am

People shouldnt worry how they say it and how it sounds.. We can make it sound whatever way we want because language should evolve and change.



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08 Apr 2008, 6:49 am

I also speak German next to English. I say it perfectly German: Asperger-Syndrom.

I just shift the emphasis from the second to first syllable a lot by accident.


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08 Apr 2008, 9:13 am

With the hard "g." And emphasis on the P so that it doesn't sound like burgers. Of *any* sort.



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08 Apr 2008, 9:38 am

I pronounce it without being hard on the "g", because I pronounce it with the spanish language's tones :?
It's ok anyway?


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08 Apr 2008, 10:34 am

Naboo wrote:
I say assburgers! <:


LOL. that's how my son says it too. he was horrified when he first learned that he has "assburgers". he thought it was a swear word.



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08 Apr 2008, 10:38 am

AssPurGers


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08 Apr 2008, 11:00 am

hard g..
as-per-gerrs



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08 Apr 2008, 12:07 pm

As-Per-Gers



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08 Apr 2008, 12:17 pm

Tortuga wrote:
Naboo wrote:
I say assburgers! <:


LOL. that's how my son says it too. he was horrified when he first learned that he has "assburgers". he thought it was a swear word.


:lol: I'll have to be very careful how I pronounce it when we tell our sons. :lol: