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Topic Title: Pronunciation of Eur Ing?
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Created On: 08 March 2013 01:25 PM
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 08 March 2013 01:25 PM
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A simple question:

How does one pronounce "Eur Ing" as a prefix title?

I have searched the forum, and have tried search strings through google, but all to no avail.

Any input would be appreciated

Thank you.
 08 March 2013 04:21 PM
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Every time I have heard it spoken in English - it has been "Yoor in j" . The first syllable of "Eur-ope" followed by the first syllable of "Ing- enious"

This will differ slightly according to the accent and in other languages, my German is rusty but I think the pronunciation of Euro differs from English.

Any better suggestions out there?

Roy Bowdler IEng FIET FCIPD
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 08 March 2013 06:50 PM
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As Roy says, or with a hard g rather than j, in Britain. In Spain, it is Oor ee ch ( as in loch).

 20 May 2013 04:51 PM
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In German:

Euro (the currency unit) is pronounced "ay-oy-ro" (3 distinct sounds) so Eur is presumably the first and second of these sounds.

Ingenieur is understood in Germany (in my experience) to be a French word and the French pronounciation is respected, so: "ange" i.e. soft "g" with the "a" said quite nasally (to an English ear) (I've seen that sound written as ..ze in French phrasebooks, like for bonjour)

So: ay-oyr-ange would be my guess.

Again from experience, Dipl Ing is normally said in full, and pronounced "dip-lohm-ange-eh-nee-urh". Therefore I don't think a German speaker would say the abbreviated Eur Ing in any case.

I'd be interested to read others' experience on this.

Geoff Kermode
 09 July 2013 09:38 AM
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