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How do you pronounce Asperger's?
G as George 37%  37%  [ 25 ]
G as Guitar 63%  63%  [ 42 ]
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03 Aug 2009, 8:30 am

I've always pronounced the g in asperger's as the G in George. But the newsreaders reporting the recent McKinnon case are all pronouncing it with G as in Guitar. How do you pronounce it? Am I the only one who got it wrong? :)



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03 Aug 2009, 8:33 am

I picked guitar. However I used to pronounce it as George. However after being so saturated by american pronunciations it's sort of caught on into my vernacular as well. It's still more of a 50 50 thing with me though. Sometimes its george, sometimes guitar.



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03 Aug 2009, 8:39 am

I am told the correct pronunciation is g in guitar and try to use it but I still often say G as in George.


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03 Aug 2009, 8:39 am

In English, I pronounce it as in guitar. In the Netherlands I use the general Dutch "G" sound, but I cannot think of any English word that has the same sound. Here, however, there is a dispute about whether the first or second syllable should be stressed.



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03 Aug 2009, 8:43 am

I pronounce it like a rearranged asparagus.


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03 Aug 2009, 8:49 am

The person I know who knew Hans Asperger says it ahs-pair-gair/ahs-pair-ger with hard g.

It's a normal German/Austrian 'er' that sounds mighty like air. Nothing like the heavy English e or the high-pitched English e that sounds like German i.

To put it differently: I don't know phonetics, sorry.


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03 Aug 2009, 8:57 am

Sora wrote:
The person I know who knew Hans Asperger says it ahs-pair-gair/ahs-pair-ger with hard g.

It's a normal German/Austrian 'er' that sounds mighty like air. Nothing like the heavy English e or the high-pitched English e that sounds like German i. ...


^ This.


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03 Aug 2009, 9:27 am

I pronounce it "asperjers" because it sounds better than the american pronunciation, I mean pronouncing the "g" as in g for guitar sounds really daft because its sounds like yes you guessed it "assburgers" :roll: .


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03 Aug 2009, 9:59 am

Ass-Burgers.


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03 Aug 2009, 10:13 am

If the American were to pronouce it with the g as in George it would probably sound like ASS-purgers, because they have a tendency to force stress on the first syllable. I say is as As-PUR-ger's (with the g as in George).



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03 Aug 2009, 10:41 am

MONKEY wrote:
I pronounce it "asperjers" because it sounds better than the american pronunciation,...

Technically, the hard G comes from the Austrian/German pronunciation - because Asperger an Austrian name.

I just feel that a person's name should be pronounced the way that person would normally say it.


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03 Aug 2009, 11:30 am

Ok, the "G" is pronounced with a "Gu" When you say it,
it's pronounced, "Az..burgers."



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03 Aug 2009, 11:33 am

gramirez wrote:
Ass-Burgers.


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03 Aug 2009, 12:12 pm

I pronounce it with a G as in George, but then most British people that I have spoken to do as well. On the other hand, I have noticed that, from the number of American people I have spoken to, they pronounce it 'assburger'. Each to their own I suppose.


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03 Aug 2009, 12:16 pm

He was german. It's a hard g as in guitar.