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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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Willard
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03 Aug 2009, 12:29 pm

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.

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


Well, that would seem to be the definitive. I'd have to assume that someone who knew the man would know how to pronounce his name without offending him (and even I am offended by the pronunciation ASS burgers).

So to clarify - Oz-pare-gare... Aahs. Pair. Gair. Correct?

Further question. On which syllable is the accent placed?

Could we send a press release on this to all major news organizations and television network sitcom writers?



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03 Aug 2009, 12:53 pm

Ass-burger purge topic

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03 Aug 2009, 3:08 pm

I still have no idea how to pronounce it. Psychiatrists school my mother they all pronounce it differently. 8O

The g in guitar explanation isn't helping me any either, I guess I would have to hear it used correctly.



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03 Aug 2009, 3:17 pm

I pronounce it Asperjers, because when I first realised my friend had it, I said Aspergers, and he instantly corrected me before I could make a crappy pun or something :)


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03 Aug 2009, 5:07 pm

I put "G as in George" but I actually pronounce it both ways. I'd say I pronounce the G as in George more aften than G as in Guitar though.


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03 Aug 2009, 5:46 pm

Willard wrote:
So to clarify - Oz-pare-gare... Aahs. Pair. Gair. Correct?

Further question. On which syllable is the accent placed?

Correct! That would be the german pronounciation. Probably a bit too acenty to be spoken by most of us without sounding like a freak. The accent would be on the first syllable, I believe.



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03 Aug 2009, 6:39 pm

Asp-urge-er. Heavy on the middle syllable.


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03 Aug 2009, 7:44 pm

When I was introduced to it, I heard "ass-burgers". That immediately brought on the following mental image:
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To escape the conspiracy of self-embarrassment, I pronounce it "azz-bur-jers".


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03 Aug 2009, 8:54 pm

roughly like: /"A.spER.g6s/ in X-SAMPA. But that is because my English is very influienced by my native German (and my conlanging)


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03 Aug 2009, 9:52 pm

I've always said it ass-burgers

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03 Aug 2009, 11:13 pm

I say asperjers...because, well....i don't want anyone to associate it with 'ass'-burgers
though, aahs-pair-gair makes sense, i could get used to saying it



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04 Aug 2009, 1:46 am

So long as you spell it right, it probably doesn't matter.

I've always emphasised the P even though being Germanic, it wouldn't have been.

AsP Bugers

sound at least a bit more edible than Ass Burgers, although in Australia, we'd have to mispronounce it as Arse Burgers to get the same effect here as they do in the US.



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04 Aug 2009, 2:15 am

"so·cial re·tar·da·tion"



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04 Aug 2009, 6:33 am

mitharatowen wrote:
The accent would be on the first syllable, I believe.


Hell, no, second syllable. ;)



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04 Aug 2009, 7:10 am

I pronounce it with the "g" in "guitar". I see it does sound like "ass-burgers", but I don't care.


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