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08 Apr 2008, 12:17 pm

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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:



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08 Apr 2008, 1:24 pm

I pronounce it ass-pergers.


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09 Apr 2008, 11:46 am

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I say assburgers! <:


Not when speaking Swedish, right? :roll:

Us-perr-jesh. I think i would say pretty much the same in English. IMHO, there's no need to pronounce it like ass burgers. No matter how you pronounce it, it will still not sound German. It doesn't sound more German because you use a hard G, as in ass burgers; it's still very English.



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09 Apr 2008, 2:01 pm

ASS-BURGERS


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09 Apr 2008, 2:18 pm

mightyzebra wrote:
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Asp-ur-jers.


How come you pronounce it that way?


I just do, TBH. Don't know why.



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09 Apr 2008, 2:37 pm

I pronounce it more like "Az-per-ger's" I know it's improper pronunciation, but it keeps people from mishearing it as "Assburgers".


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09 Apr 2008, 7:50 pm

I mispronounce it with a J. That's how I originally thought it was pronounced when I first read about it anyway and still prefer it much more to Ass-Burgers. I don't feel like I'm doing anything wrong giving a foreign word my own interpretation. You say tomato...Besides, even if I wasn't insecure about the "proper" way of saying it, it's still an earsore because of what it sounds like. Even if other people were always polite about it, it's like the yelling coffee stain in that Tide commercial. It's distracting. Actually, besides with my mom, I don't talk about it at all, but that's still how I pronounce it when I do. And that's how I'll keep pronouncing it in the future.



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02 Aug 2008, 7:22 am

i say as-burgers fortunately in Aus ass is pronounced arse but some people also say asp--per- jergers either way is ok.



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02 Aug 2008, 7:47 am

Sora wrote:
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.


Yeah, I prefer it that way ALSO!

ahs-pair-gair

As for syndrome, I think I'll stick with the American way in the US.



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02 Aug 2008, 8:08 am

Asp-urg-ers. With a hard g. That's the way I've always heard it.



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02 Aug 2008, 8:43 am

American : ass-pur-ger's, or ass-pur-ger's ???

German: ahss-pah-gah's (no emphasis on any syllables??)

Both with hard G's.



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02 Aug 2008, 10:06 am

Naboo wrote:
I say assburgers! <:


Haha when I was bungling up exactly what to tell my GP, I said assburgers :oops:



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02 Aug 2008, 10:31 am

Jeyradan wrote:
With the hard "g." And emphasis on the P so that it doesn't sound like burgers.

Same. I always take careful measures to emphasize the "p."

When I first started learning about the condition, I thought it was pronounced "Ah-sper-ger's." I started reading about it on my own, so I never had heard anybody pronounce it. It took me several months to say it the way most people do in the US. My original way now sounds awkward and "wrong" to me. I like the way "Asperger's" sounds. I think it's a pretty word.
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02 Aug 2008, 11:39 am

I pronounce it As-per'-grrs in English, or
d'as-père-geai in French



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02 Aug 2008, 12:42 pm

AHSP-er-gurs is a rough approximation of how I pronounce it.


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