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    How is "Jamis" pronounced?

    Jay-miss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcyciB
    Jay-miss?
    that's pretty cool. how do you pronounce carburetor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChroMo2
    that's pretty cool. how do you pronounce carburetor?
    Aren't you helpful.

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    rhymes with chamois.

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    If you live in California, it's "Yah-miss"
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    For that matter how do you pronounce Bontrager?

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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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    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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    Wouldn't Jamis in french be "jah-mee," while chamois would be "cham-wah?" Je ne parlez pas france.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrong
    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."

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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
    Pedernales = Purd-n-alice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist
    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.
    1913 Webster

    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.
    1913 Webster

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe
    Giro?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Savas
    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.

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