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Diva Ree
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Posted - 11/06/2004 :  06:56:58 AM  Show Profile Send Diva Ree a Private Message
I'm not new to knitting, but I'm new to the yarn world now that I've picked up knitting again. I was pronouncing Berroco as Ber-rock-o...but I was corrected, and know it's pronounced Ba-row-ko.

I've been prouncing Colinette as Coe-li-net, but a customer at the yarn shop was saying Cawl-i-neat.

How do you say Gedifra?

I say Boo-clay (boucle), but have heard Boo-klee, Boockle, and probably some other pronounciations that threw me off as to what the person was talking about.

Is "FFF" the name of a brand, or is there a meaning to the initials?

I say Ca-tea-a (Katia), but have heard Caddy-a.

I think me and the other women in the yarn shop are just saying whatever we want. LOL

Susan T-O
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USA
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Posted - 11/06/2004 :  07:20:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Susan T-O's Homepage Send Susan T-O a Private Message
I just say "yarn" and leave it at that LOL!

Susan T-O in Long Beach CA

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MJM
Chatty Knitter

Canada
293 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2004 :  07:32:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit MJM's Homepage Send MJM a Private Message
The owner of my LYS, whom is Welsh, pronounces all of those yarn brands/companies the way you do, as do I. I'm afraid I don't pay much attention to anyone else while at the yarn store, though. I'm in what I call my yarn daze.

MJM

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luv2knit944
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Posted - 11/06/2004 :  08:19:42 AM  Show Profile Send luv2knit944 a Private Message
Riva dee,I sometimes call yarn by a different pronounciation.Maybe because I'm french decent.Now that I think of it I do that for a lot of sayings. The owner of My LYS use to correct me with the pronounciation of yarn all the time with a smile.We'd both laugh.

Pauline
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Ditzy Girl
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USA
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Posted - 11/06/2004 :  09:03:26 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
My opinion is as long as everyone knows what they are talking about I would not worry. If you work in a shop ask the mfg. salesperson next time you talk to them. I do appreciate your writting it out though. I will be anxious to see what others have to say.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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SR5Rfan
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Posted - 11/06/2004 :  09:07:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit SR5Rfan's Homepage Send SR5Rfan a Private Message
The only one I know for sure is cashmere - and I can't afford it! :-D

Beth
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yarnlover
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Posted - 11/06/2004 :  10:18:55 AM  Show Profile Send yarnlover a Private Message
How about Koigu? Phonetically? or otherwise?

Did I spell it correctly? If not, you will probably know which brand I'm asking about.
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Diva Ree
Gabber Extraordinaire

537 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2004 :  10:57:43 AM  Show Profile Send Diva Ree a Private Message
How about Filatura Di Crosa?

Fill-at-ura Die Cross-a...
Fi-lat-ura Dee Crow-sa...
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Tam
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Australia
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Posted - 11/06/2004 :  4:13:54 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
I say them all the way they look.
Fil-a-tu-ra dee cross-a, Coll-i-net, Ged-i-fra and Kat-ya (I used to have a friend called Katia!)

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

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Knitmama
Seriously Hooked

USA
682 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2004 :  5:14:40 PM  Show Profile Send Knitmama a Private Message
I can answer Filatura di Crosa-- it's Italian, and phonetically it's Fee-la-tura dee crow-sa.

Rachel
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Diva Ree
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537 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2004 :  5:59:40 PM  Show Profile Send Diva Ree a Private Message
I'm feeling a lot more confident now. I'm pretty sure I just mumble some of the brands I ask about at the yarn shop so the employee doesn't totally know if I said it right or not. I know I've said a few things, and I swear, the girl looked at me like I just said Wa-wawa-wa-wa-wa-waaaa.
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MatchboxMona
Chatty Knitter

Canada
111 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2004 :  6:29:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit MatchboxMona's Homepage Send MatchboxMona a Private Message
This is soo funny... I seem to have the same problems but the other way around. See, I am German and we do pronounce as is written (most of the time) so when I asked for Noro Koo-ray-on (hell, how to spell it phonetically?) the lady in the store gave me that blank stare "wtf is she talking about?". I don't have any problems with Gedifra and Katia, Colinette and Filatura di Crosa though... I liked it best when I heard "Muench"-yarns pronounced as "munch", like in munchkins - at that point I started giggling heplessly...
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xmasberry
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Posted - 11/06/2004 :  6:55:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit xmasberry's Homepage Send xmasberry a Private Message
Mona:

i lived in Germany for 4 years (and majored in the language as well) and i do the same thing. although, since i also studied Japanese, Kureyon is kuh-reh-yon with the kuh like the german kuh or english coo, reh like the english ray, and yon like "yo dude" with a small n at the end. at least as i understand it all syllables are of the same length.

holly x
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jennidina
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USA
485 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2004 :  7:08:33 PM  Show Profile  Send jennidina a Yahoo! Message Send jennidina a Private Message
thats like me and bernat. i pronounced it as ber-nay (french type) but was told by an LYS owner it was ber-nat (phonics i guess). Then when i called it ber-nat to someone they looked at me and said, "oh you mean ber-nay"
i wanted to scream

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MatchboxMona
Chatty Knitter

Canada
111 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2004 :  7:50:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit MatchboxMona's Homepage Send MatchboxMona a Private Message
xmasberry: see, that's why I tried to pronounce it that way. Too bad she didn't understand me...

Jenn: why would one pronounce -at as -ay?? I studied French last year (living in Montreal it helps a lot!) and have never encountered anything like it! Stay with "BER-NAT" and forget about that "would-be-French".
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knittin away
Seriously Hooked

880 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2004 :  08:43:50 AM  Show Profile
The yarn store employees that don't correct your pronunciation - I'd go back to them in a flash. The ones that do correct you first before showing you the yarn (with their noses in the air)- "Oh you mean, Gee-de- fwa", they can....
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(hristinac
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United Kingdom
6054 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2004 :  09:01:33 AM  Show Profile Send (hristinac a Private Message
We do not get Meunch yarn in the UK .How is it pronounced in US then ?


(hristinac
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mokey
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Posted - 11/07/2004 :  10:24:38 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Muench - like moon + lunch = moonsch

As for Bernat, even in French it would be brrr+gnat; to get brrr+ney it would have to be spelled Bernet.

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jennidina
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USA
485 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2004 :  12:19:09 PM  Show Profile  Send jennidina a Yahoo! Message Send jennidina a Private Message
cool, i learned something new

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Renee77
Chatty Knitter

261 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2004 :  2:23:30 PM  Show Profile Send Renee77 a Private Message
"FFF" the name of a brand?

I've seen this brand also listed as 'Filati FF', and it's from Italy. It's pronounced 'Fee-la-tee FF'.

Gedifra is a German company, so it would be "Guh-dee-fra", with a hard G (like in girl).

But as long as people know what you mean, it doesn't matter all that much.
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elizh
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USA
1248 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2004 :  10:33:52 AM  Show Profile Send elizh a Private Message
OK...I have to ask. Is Aran

a) ah-RAHN
b) AIR-un
c) AH-run
d) something else I haven't thought of
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