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thomcat00 wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:05 pm At the very least I hope we will get a definitive pronunciation of “Aquitaine” from CW when the line is launched. ;)
It will be “Ak-wee-tayn” which is the standard pronunciation used in English. Stress on first syllable. I’m pretty sure of that.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:52 pm
suicidal_orange wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:55 pm Does that mean they will no longer have the signature second hand? That's a pretty major change in my book.
That could well be classified. Unless anyone knows differently of course. :wink:
The teaser picture in loupe magazine showed a trident second hand.


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^^^ So, putting two and two together and extrapolating the square root of sixteen, what might that lead us to assume?
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Judging by the teaser, if it is losing the Trident moniker in favour of Aquitaine (100% agree on the pronunciation per Steve) then it still has the Trident second hand :?

Good to see the applied indices (remind me a bit of my SMP) and twin flags logo at 12. I wonder if the CW wordmark will be gone altogether rather than appear at 9 o'clock.

Bezel has a 50 fathoms look to me although difficult to take too much from the sketch.

All very intriguing...... :-k
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:29 pm ^^^ So, putting two and two together and extrapolating the square root of sixteen, what might that lead us to assume?
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:29 pm ^^^ So, putting two and two together and extrapolating the square root of sixteen, what might that lead us to assume?
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tikkathree wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:02 pm
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:29 pm ^^^ So, putting two and two together and extrapolating the square root of sixteen, what might that lead us to assume?
That the preferred pronunciation of the name of the watch will be the key to world domination. :lol: :lol: I'm favouring Ah-ki-ten personally just by way of being ahead of the curve or contrariness. I may be alone in this. :oops:
You most certainly are not monsoor.
No "w" after the q. As in "qu'est ce qui se passe?" No "w" sounds anywhere.
And the "aine" similar to the english "again" the short pronunciation not the "agayyyyn" pronunciation.
You can add a very brief almost silent "uh" after the "ten"
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:34 pm
thomcat00 wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:05 pm At the very least I hope we will get a definitive pronunciation of “Aquitaine” from CW when the line is launched. ;)
It will be “Ak-wee-tayn” which is the standard pronunciation used in English. Stress on first syllable. I’m pretty sure of that.
Methinks on the last syllabe. As in "Parisienne."
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I’m not trying to tell you how it SHOULD be pronounced, gents. I’m a French speaker and would love it to be pronounced in the French way.

However, I am presuming to say how I think it WILL be pronounced. I have a slight advantage in that I have listened to Mike France talking about it, and he definitely pronounced it the “English” way. :lol:
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In a similar way Johnny Cash had the concert at Saint Kwen-Tin, but the town in northern France is San Con-Tan.

We mentioned this earlier I think.
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JAFO wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:23 pm …the town in northern France is San Con-Tan.
sɛ̃ kɑ̃tɛ̃ (three nasal vowels)

There is of course some divergence between the US and UK English pronunciations of certain place names.

The other week I was in a city that most of the English speaking world pronounces KIE (like pie) - RO. I seem to remember Bill Bryson wrote that the one in Illinois is pronounced Kay-Ro.

The one in Alabama is BURR-MING-HAEM. The original in England is BIR-MIN-GUM (or BRUMMAGEM)

But English speakers from all quarters have always got foreign place names gloriously wrong! :lol:
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:43 pm But English speakers from all quarters have always got foreign place names gloriously wrong! :lol:
My wife is from Massachusetts. There are places there I don’t even try to pronounce because I know it’s going to be completely wrong and don’t want to look like a fool up there, Worcester being the quintessential example - Woostah! Many of these names are English place names, as it seems the settlers couldn’t be bothered to come up with new names. :lol:
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jkbarnes wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:56 pm Many of these names are English place names, as it seems the settlers couldn’t be bothered to come up with new names. :lol:
A bit like Washington, County Durham you mean? Rumour has it that one of the descendants of the local landowning family gave his name to some village in the colonies, I can’t remember quite where.

Anyway, the Massachusetts pronunciation of Worcester appears to be correct, and Gloucester was also correct in the film A Perfect Storm.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:43 pm

The other week I was in a city that most of the English speaking world pronounces KIE (like pie) - RO. I seem to remember Bill Bryson wrote that the one in Illinois is pronounced Kay-Ro.
Yep, Illinoians completely f up pronunciations. They actually pronounce San Jose with a long O like Joe's. The above is absolutely correct. I went to college in the area. Our mascot was the Saluki. The southern part of the state is known as little Egypt.
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rkovars wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:16 pm The southern part of the state is known as little Egypt.
Isn’t there a part of New York state where all the place names are from ancient Greece?
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