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Old 10-06-05, 04:08 PM   #1
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How is "Jamis" pronounced?

Jay-miss?
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Old 10-06-05, 04:15 PM   #2
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Jay-miss?
that's pretty cool. how do you pronounce carburetor?
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Old 10-06-05, 04:18 PM   #3
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that's pretty cool. how do you pronounce carburetor?
Aren't you helpful.
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Old 10-06-05, 04:51 PM   #4
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rhymes with chamois.
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Old 10-06-05, 06:26 PM   #5
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If you live in California, it's "Yah-miss"
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Old 10-06-05, 10:01 PM   #6
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For that matter how do you pronounce Bontrager?
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Old 10-07-05, 12:07 AM   #7
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www.bontrager.com
Q. How do you pronounce Bontrager?
A. We get that a lot!
Bon -- Bon-fire
-tra -- Tra-gic
-ger -- Grrr

As for Jamis, they have never added that to their faq, in fact someone has been so lazy they never added the faq for a few years now, even though older versions of their site had one, but this isn't in there. I'm gonna go with Jay miss as the sound of the last name Jamison. Why don't we ask them.
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Old 10-07-05, 07:04 AM   #8
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I just threw the 'chamois' comment in there to confuse everyone... I pronounce Jamis like it is French so it sounds like Chamois.
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Old 10-07-05, 02:21 PM   #9
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Wouldn't Jamis in french be "jah-mee," while chamois would be "cham-wah?" Je ne parlez pas france.

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Old 10-07-05, 02:33 PM   #10
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regardless of your terrible french, you're right with yah-mee and sham-wah
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Maybe we just need a whole "How do you pronounce ..." sticky thread. For instance, in my mind I always thought it was "s-ram" (have no idea why I ever thought that), then the mechanic at my LBS says "shram" (and I have no idea if he's right).
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Old 10-07-05, 04:45 PM   #12
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Maybe we just need a whole "How do you pronounce ..." sticky thread. For instance, in my mind I always thought it was "s-ram" (have no idea why I ever thought that), then the mechanic at my LBS says "shram" (and I have no idea if he's right).
He's not.

"Q.What does SRAM mean?

A.SRAM is the conglomeration of our founder's names, Scott, Ray and sAM. The initials provided a simple way to come up with a corporate name that could be trademarked and directly translated into languages other than English. It is not pronounced S-RAM, SchRAM, or SkRAM. Just SRAM."

http://www.sram.com/en/service/sram/...5d38e6d163e820
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you mean its shamwah and not shamee?, who the heck has shamwah in their shorts? I thought a shamwah was a French type of deer.
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halfspeed...thanks for the info. SRAM is it!

I should have known not to trust the pronounciatation advice of a wrench in TX! I'm not a native Texan..California born and bred with no accent, dude. We (since I've been here 12 years now) certainly butcher our share of words (mostly of spanish origin, but we're not picky). For example...

Bexar (a county name) = Bear
Boerne (a town) = Burney
Guadalupe = Gwadaloop
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you mean its shamwah and not shamee?, who the heck has shamwah in their shorts? I thought a shamwah was a French type of deer.
It's all three.


"The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48"
Chamois Cham"ois (sha^m"my^ or sh.a*moi"; 277), n. F.
chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.
1. (Zool.) A small species of antelope (Rupicapra tragus),
living on the loftiest mountain ridges of Europe, as the
Alps, Pyrenees, etc. It possesses remarkable agility, and
is a favorite object of chase.
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2. A soft leather made from the skin of the chamois, or from
sheepskin, etc.; -- called also chamois leather, and
chammy or shammy leather. See Shammy.
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i say jam-miss
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Hey halfspeed, can I throw my computer away and plug into your brain?
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How do you know that it's not pronounced "Jahmis?" Like Pajamas.
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Zhah-meese. Is that more French-like? Or is that the plural of moose?
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Giro?

Is it Hee-row like the food or Gyro like the thingy?
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Is it Hee-row like the food or Gyro like the thingy?
I think its opapamowmow
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Actually, I think that's pronounced humuhumunukunukuapua'a -wasn't that a bike in the Kona lineup one season?
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What about du-rah-chee, tee-may, and gee-aunt?
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How do you know that it's not pronounced "Jahmis?" Like Pajamas.
Pajamas is pronounced "puh jam uhs"
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Giro is pronounced "jeer-o"

I too used to say S-RAM. My LBS guy calls it just "SRAM", I've started pronoucing it that way too.

It took me a while to realize that Lycra is not spelled Lyrica. Doh!
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