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Old 06-12-07, 05:21 AM
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Stupid Question...Sorry.

Yeah, I searched the forum and couldn't find an answer so I have to suck it up and ask.

What is the proper way to pronounce Deore?

Dee-or-ay

Dee-or

I've been saying dee-or-ay for years and yesterday I was ordering hubs and a rear derailleur and I said dee-or-ay, the shop guy said dee-or. I then got all self conscience and avoided saying Deore either way.

I'm wrong, aren't I?

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Old 06-12-07, 05:28 AM
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i'd say dee or my self..i'd imagine if you were italian you say dee oray, just put that in to make ye feel better!
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Old 06-12-07, 06:54 AM
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I say dee-or-ay.
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I wouldn't want to sound like a [insert derogatory noun], so I say DEE-OR
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Old 06-12-07, 07:11 AM
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I pronounce it "dee-or-ee". I'm such a rebel.
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I was at the LBS and asked for a Shimano (pronounced: sa-him-an-oh) derailleur (pronounced: duh-rallayer) and they looked at me funny.

Bunch of JERKS
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I've always said "day-or", as did everyone at the 2 shops I worked at.
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I say it SRAM, thank you very much.
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I say it SRAM, thank you very much.
I'm considering switching to SRAM...at least I can say rye-vul and fors correctly. SRAM is pronounced so it rhymes with ma'am, right?

Or maybe I should give up with bikes all together, as it's too hard to pronounce the stuff. I bet I wouldn't run into this problem if I was into NASCAR.
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I always pronounced SRAM "ess-ram", so they're no better.
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Originally Posted by monogodo
I've always said "day-or", as did everyone at the 2 shops I worked at.
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Originally Posted by santiago
I pronounce it "dee-or-ee". I'm such a rebel.
Now, I would have thought you, of all people, would say it "dee-or'......eh?"




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I've always said "day-or", as did everyone at the 2 shops I worked at.
I get most of my editing, grammar, spelling and pronunciation tips from bike shop exployees
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Someone saying "day-or" rather than "dee-or" is an example of regional phonological differences (accents).
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Originally Posted by dminor
Now, I would have thought you, of all people, would say it "dee-or'......eh?"
What's funny is that I'm pronouncing it the way an Italian would read it. I don't know why my brain decided that's the correct way to pronounce Deore.
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hold off.... and say RACE FACE
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I pronounce it like it is spelled. D ORE first e is silent.
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Originally Posted by santiago
What's funny is that I'm pronouncing it the way an Italian would read it. I don't know why my brain decided that's the correct way to pronounce Deore.
I always thought of it as having Spanish origins, with the final 'e' being a syllable. But in my quick research, it turns out to be Old English in origin (dEore) and the word that the adjective dear descends from.

Whenever I see 'Deore,' I think of the Deora

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Originally Posted by muteseh
Someone saying "day-or" rather than "dee-or" is an example of regional phonological differences (accents).
The first person I ever heard pronounce it as "day-or" was my brother. We're both originally from Wisconsin. Explain that.
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Originally Posted by monogodo
The first person I ever heard pronounce it as "day-or" was my brother. We're both originally from Wisconsin. Explain that.
It doesn't really matter cuz you're still wrong.
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http://sellwoodcycle.com/wordpress/?p=225

so much for the bike shop hypo
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Well, if pronounced as a Japanese would.. it would be.

She-ma-no Day-o-day.

'Re' in Japanese, sound alot like 'day'. English doesn't really have an equivilent sound.
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I think deore (de ore) in french means literally "of mineral" but the japanese translated it as "of the earth" which kinda reminds us of mountain biking. Just a guess.
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Originally Posted by monogodo
The first person I ever heard pronounce it as "day-or" was my brother. We're both originally from Wisconsin. Explain that.
Your parents were living there when you were born.
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