Proper Pronunciation

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  1. K6CPO

    K6CPO Ham Member QRZ Page

    A lot of hams are now buying radios made in China, and for the most part they are pretty good radios. However, most hams have no idea how to pronounce the brand names of the radios. I bought a commercial Wouxun a couple of years ago and I love it. When my wife's brother married a Chinese girl, I asked her what the proper pronunciation of the name was. It's not "wax-on," "woo-shun," "woo-shin," or even "whoa-shun" but "whoa-shin," at least according to my sister-in-law.
  2. K8MHZ

    K8MHZ Subscriber QRZ Page

    The W is silent.
  3. KD2AKG

    KD2AKG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I bought a TYT That way I wouldn't have to worry about pronunciation.
  4. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    "Oshing?" Golly.

    I like "wax-on" better, because I can follow that with "wax-off" and "paint the house."
  5. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Going along with the thread, Matsu####a is pronounced Matt-Shoe-Sta in Japan, and Husqvarna is pronounced
    Who-Sqwarn-Uh in Sweden. (Why doesn't the name come out here?) Mat-su-shi-ta.

    I'm still trying to find out how Lamb is pronounced.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  6. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    heck,...... some of us don't even pronounce dia-pole or balum correctly:rolleyes:
  7. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Subscriber QRZ Page

    :) Good move
  8. 2E0OZI

    2E0OZI Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. VK5TM

    VK5TM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You missed an "l" in the first one. But then, it is an "l" of a place :)

    Terry VK5TM
  10. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Platinum Subscriber Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    What part of China is she from? She may have a southern accent.
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