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> So how do YOU pronounce "Hyundai"??
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Which of these is the proper way to say "Hyundai"?
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elantragt
post Feb 22 2006, 04:46 PM
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I remember this coming up a while back with no definitive conclusion. So I was wondering, what do think is the right way to pronounce "Hyundai"? My vote goes to "Hun-Day". What's yours?


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post Feb 22 2006, 04:49 PM
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Mines a midwest cross of "hun" and "hon" -day. I was taught this by the old GM at the Hyundai store. He had asked one of the higher ups back in the day and that's how they pronounced it.


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I generally say Hun-day. However, I've been to Korea and know several people that lived there long-term and the Korean pronunciation is Hyoon-dee or something pretty close to that.


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post Feb 22 2006, 04:57 PM
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I always say it as a day of the week... Saturday, Sunday, Hunday.


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post Feb 22 2006, 05:05 PM
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post Feb 22 2006, 05:10 PM
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Usually I call it Hun-Day but my friends always say it "Piece of Crap"...


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post Feb 22 2006, 05:33 PM
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hyun-de (like you're stopping halfway through 'day')

don't know why americans have so much trouble with the 'hy', 99.99% of people butcher my wife's name (hyunmee) so she goes by paige.


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QUOTE (yathauser @ Feb 22 2006, 03:33 PM)
hyun-de (like you're stopping halfway through 'day')

don't know why americans have so much trouble with the 'hy', 99.99% of people butcher my wife's name (hyunmee) so she goes by paige.
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Not a week goes by at Boing-Boing without a mention of some 'engrish' on an asian site or food product or album cover.

It's fairly universal that many people will mis-pronounce a foreign name, even well known and seemingly obvious ones like 'Doyle' (my last name, where by pronounced 'Dole' or 'Doll') even if they are english first speakers...


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post Feb 22 2006, 07:52 PM
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I'm with "Hun-day."


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I've found the american pronounciation quite humorous.
I say it the 'proper' way, hee-yun-day, but I say it really fast.

PS: This topic's been done before. smile.gif
http://www.elantraclub.com/forum/lofiversi...x.php/t340.html


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post Feb 22 2006, 09:58 PM
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The guy on the ads for Bill Bryan Hyundai always says Hon-die and it always sounds like Honduh and it makes me want to write a disgruntled letter!


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post Feb 22 2006, 10:09 PM
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This topic's been done before

True, but that was like 2000 members ago! groucho.gif Always nice to do an update. lol2.gif


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