Phonetic for Q

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by N2SUB, Mar 28, 2018.


How do you pronounce the phonetic for the letter Q

  1. kay-Bec

    11 vote(s)
  2. Kwee-bec

    12 vote(s)
  3. ka-BEC

    14 vote(s)
  4. kwa-BEC

    25 vote(s)
  5. Queen

    0 vote(s)
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  1. N2SUB

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    After listening to the contest last weekend, I'm intrigued by the many ways people pronounce the phonetic for Quebec. So, I'm wondering what the most common pronunciation is.
  2. AG6QR

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    I pronounce it like the French speaking residents of that city would, at least I try my best to do so.

    It's a lot closer to kaybeck than kwebeck, but the first syllable vowel isn't so much of a dipthong.
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  3. W8XRW

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    Prior Army.... Spent a few years playing stewardess on a helicopter.

    We were taught to pronounce it kee-bek

    No option for other.... so I just put it here.
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  4. AB3TQ

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    I have decided that kwa-bec was my best option, though I might rather have had a choice of perhaps KWAH-bec to make sure that "a" sound is softened.

    I would use the QUE in "quest" as my pronunciation guide. Note that I really do have an interest in the Q being intelligible. For the most part, I do not have any problem with it. So no reason to change.

    Glenn AB3TQ
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
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  5. KA9JLM

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  6. KQ4MM

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  7. K7KBN

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    One of my elmers from Las Vegas always pronounced it Kyu-BECK.
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  8. WB2WIK

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    Local big gun contester is N6 Quack Quack (N6QQ) and "quack quack" is exactly what John uses on the air.
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  9. WA7PRC

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    The phonetic for the word Quebec is... Quebec. OTOH, the phonetic for the letter Q can be any word that starts with Q... including Quebec. :p

    In a similar thread, Glen @K9STH wrote:
    IOW, use what works. :p
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
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  10. N8AFT

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    The only CORRECT one is Quebec.

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