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Old 03-07-06, 11:17 PM   #1
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How do you pronounce...

Marzocchi? and is Giro pronounced gy-ro?
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Old 03-07-06, 11:19 PM   #2
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Man, I said it before, you'd better be getting a sasquatch for the extra bit of $.

I pronounce Marzocchi : Mars Zaw chee
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Old 03-07-06, 11:20 PM   #3
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mar zo kee

gee row
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Old 03-07-06, 11:22 PM   #4
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mar (bar with an "m")-zoh (like homer's doh but with a "z")-key

Mar-zoh-key


gyro (like a gyroscope in helicopters or those cool tous we used to play with)
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Old 03-07-06, 11:33 PM   #5
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Man, I said it before, you'd better be getting a sasquatch for the extra bit of $.

I pronounce Marzocchi : Mars Zaw chee
ok, how much was your baby? I'm not paying more than $1200 for a bike, Ill get a good DH frame by the end of the year, hopefully, and the bigfoots better than an upland, k?
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For me:

Marzocchi- "Marz-zoh-key

Giro- Guy-row
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Old 03-08-06, 12:03 AM   #7
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i say gee row.. but the g is like in girl...
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Man, I said it before, you'd better be getting a sasquatch for the extra bit of $.

I pronounce Marzocchi : Mars Zaw chee
Holy east coastie man

Marz-zoh-key
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i belive giro is "jy roe"

"jy" rhymes with "guy"
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I say Giro the way it is in Giro d'Italia. Kinda like "zhee-roe."
How many people in the world actually know all the pronunciation symbols, and should be punch them?
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Call up the companies and see what they say when they answer the phone.

I did that for Ringle (Ring-lay) years ago.
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I would say more like 'hero', with the G silent
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argh cant belive it now!! i cant remember how i pronoce marzacchi now!!
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Call up the companies and see what they say when they answer the phone.

I did that for Ringle (Ring-lay) years ago.
I did the same thing with Thule...I always thought it was pronounced like "tool" until I called their customer service line a while back. The girl picked up the phone and said, "Thank you for calling 'tool-ee' how may I help you?"

I always pronounced Giro as "zhee-row," as a previous poster said. Now I am not so sure...
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Mar-zoh-chee
Gee-ro
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Marz-zoh-key
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Marz-zoh-key

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There was a post like this in the roadie forum, about ciocc (chee oke). Once again these are italian words, so:

marz zoh key
ghee row with a soft g
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Yep, chi in Italian is always 'key' and ci is 'chee'. How is SRAM pronounced while we're at it? Is it S then Ram or SRAM as one word?
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marz zoh key
ghee row with a soft g

SRAM is pronounced SRAM, much like BASF or IBM [I think it's on their FAQ]. In contrast, NASCAR is pronounced: bo-ring.
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So you just say all the letters? Do they stand for something then?
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I tend to say S-RAM.
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i say SH-RAM thats the way its always been
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Yep, chi in Italian is always 'key' and ci is 'chee'. How is SRAM pronounced while we're at it? Is it S then Ram or SRAM as one word?
Right. A quick Italian lesson:

before a, o and u --> c and g are hard (as in car and gar)
before e and i --> c and g are pronounced 'ch' as in cheek and g as in 'gym"
BUT an h makes c and g hard again

thus:

marzocchi --> mar-TZOH-key
bruschetta --> brew-SKEH-ta (NOT brew-SHEH-tah like your mom says)
giro --> GEEH-ro (g as in jeep, but the ee is shortened)
Ghisallo -> ghee-sa-loh (ghee as in geek)

Of course, Marzocchi is a brand name, so they can pronounce it however they want.
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