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    Posted: 10/02/2018 at 12:23pm
How do you pronounce "GEWO"?

How do you pronounce "XIOM"?
 

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Geh-Woh and Sah-yom.

I think the right way to say the latter is "Shom" though...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GeneralSpecific Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/02/2018 at 1:14pm
Xiom is pronounced ex-ee-om. It's based on the word axiom.
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Xiom - ekzyom
Gewo - yewo??
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I'd have guessed that the G in Gewo is 'hard' because it's a German company? And the 'w' is pronounced like a 'v'.

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Yes, Gewo is German, so Geh-voh.
I don't know the proper pronunciation for Xiom.
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As I'm Spanish, I pronunce something like:

"heguo" and "sheom"

we are famous for usually pronunce words like you are reading it in Spanish, no matters if it's another language word or even names.
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gevo
ksiom
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Xiom is pronounced x-iom. So x like the x in english. "i" is pronounced like e in English. And "om" like the guys meditating. So x-eom basically.
The "G" in gewo is pronounced like the "G" in gangster. The German "e" is can be pronounced like a long English "e" in something like television. So teleeeevision. "w" is like the "w" in what or where. And the "o" is pronounced like you were to say "oh now I get it"
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Hi,

Personally, I find this fun.

Concerning XIOM: It seems we are close to consensus, except for "X".  For the English word "axiom", the first syllable is pronounced "aks", as in the instrument to chop wood, an axe.  It is not "x" as in ex-wife (just to use an example some may be aware of).

Concerning GEWO: It seems we are close to consensus, except for the "W".  Is it pronounced "w" or "v"?

Presumption: XIOM is three syllables, with the accent on the first syllable.

Presumption: GEWO is two syllables, with the accent on the first syllable.

Into play here is the concept of anglicized, meaning to make English in form or character.  If XIOM is based on the English word "axiom", then we have valuable pronunciation information.  With GEWO, it is wilderness.

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it's pretty simple guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__dd7lkjCvk

for example around 0:50 he pronounces it.

ge - like in gi-ve.
vo - like vo-cabulary

I think it's nice when people from different countries pronounce the words differently.
so I'll just pronounce it how someone from my country would pronounce it.


Edited by pingpungpeng - 10/03/2018 at 10:26am
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Ge like in give? That's not even close. There's clearly a difference between give and ge
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Originally posted by Tt Gold Tt Gold wrote:

Ge like in give? That's not even close. There's clearly a difference between give and ge

just watch the video and copy the guy who speaks german Smile
that is... if you want to pronounce it like germans do.
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It's clearly not gi. He uses a long English e
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Originally posted by Tt Gold Tt Gold wrote:

It's clearly not gi. He uses a long English e

well I'm not english so the way I pronounce give might be different to the way an english does, which is different to the way an american does, and the same for every country.

saying "givo" will only make sense if you are in german speaking countries.
otherwise people would say "what the f.. you talking about?" LOL
same goes for joola and other german names.

best approach is to say the name as the people where you are say it.


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Trust me it's not called "givo". But I was surprised when I hear the difference between joola in German and joola in English.
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Originally posted by Tt Gold Tt Gold wrote:

Trust me it's not called "givo". But I was surprised when I hear the difference between joola in German and joola in English.

The way the german guy says it, it would be written givo in my native tongue.
but this would not make any sense to you, of course....
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The e is a long English e. Like in lepreeeeechaun.
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Check my profile. I know how you pronounce gewo . Sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable.
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