PDA

View Full Version : how to pronouce W ?



god_zeus
06-12-2009, 02:48 AM
I mean the ABC....W..x y z?

when I was in primary 1 in 1971
I was taught to pronouce it as 'dubbed dew'

but now my 3 year old niece pronouce it as 'double you'
as she learn it from the youtube

I wonder if my teacher have made a mistake
anyway its been 40 yrs now and I think she must be dead

some one suggest that ameracian pronuce Z as zee
and british pronouce as zack...

po2wq
06-12-2009, 03:08 AM
how to pronouce W ? ...got 1 of my teachers last time pronounced it as ... double lahyoo ...



some one suggest that ameracian pronuce Z as zee
and british pronouce as zack... ...my downstairs kopitiam got ah peks pronounced it as ... jet ...

UltimaOnline
06-12-2009, 04:15 AM
I mean the ABC....W..x y z?

when I was in primary 1 in 1971
I was taught to pronouce it as 'dubbed dew'

but now my 3 year old niece pronouce it as 'double you'
as she learn it from the youtube

I wonder if my teacher have made a mistake
anyway its been 40 yrs now and I think she must be dead

some one suggest that ameracian pronuce Z as zee
and british pronouce as zack...


Your niece (and the YouTube video) is correct, your Primary 1 teacher 40 yrs ago was wrong.

Notice that W (w) looks like UU (uu). Hence the alphabet W is pronounced 'double-U'.

And yes, Americans and British pronouce the alphabet 'Z' differently, but it makes no difference when pronunciating words.

ps07857
06-12-2009, 04:21 AM
I think "double you" is American? "dubbed you" is British? No?
:confused::(:p:mad::)

Unrepented
06-12-2009, 04:21 AM
[QUOTE=UltimaOnline;357323]Your niece (and the YouTube video) is correct, your Primary 1 teacher 40 yrs ago was wrong.

Notice that W (w) looks like UU (uu). Hence the alphabet W is pronounced 'double-U'.

QUOTE]

In that case, it should be pronouced as "double V".... the W (VV):confused:

By the way, the correct one is "Da Pore U":rolleyes:

Maximilian Chua-Heng
06-12-2009, 06:21 AM
http://translate.google.com.sg/?hl=en&tab=wT#en|en|w

Leongsam
06-12-2009, 07:01 AM
some one suggest that ameracian pronuce Z as zee
and british pronouce as zack...

The British pronounce "Z" as "zed" not "zack".

"Zack" is the Singlish pronunciation. :rolleyes:

Ah Guan
06-12-2009, 01:19 PM
In that case, it should be pronouced as "double V".... the W (VV):confused:

By the way, the correct one is "Da Pore U":rolleyes:

The French do call their alphabet "W" double V

rodent2005
06-12-2009, 02:28 PM
Your niece (and the YouTube video) is correct, your Primary 1 teacher 40 yrs ago was wrong.

Notice that W (w) looks like UU (uu). Hence the alphabet W is pronounced 'double-U'.

And yes, Americans and British pronouce the alphabet 'Z' differently, but it makes no difference when pronunciating words.

Looks more like "double vee" with pointed bottoms. Maybe the original written form has rounded bottoms.

Unrepented
06-12-2009, 05:58 PM
On this note, you are correct. The old fashioned english...:)


Looks more like "double vee" with pointed bottoms. Maybe the original written form has rounded bottoms.

Xisiqomelir
07-12-2009, 12:12 AM
The British pronounce "Z" as "zed" not "zack".

"Zack" is the Singlish pronunciation. :rolleyes:

That isn't the most fundamental error in this thread. Can I yell at the Singlish speakers for a minute?

"A" IS A LETTER

"ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ" IS AN ALPHABET

THERE ARE 26 LETTERS IN THE ALPHABET.

WHEN YOU SAY "ALPHABETS" INSTEAD OF "LETTERS", YOU MAKE ME WANT TO STAB YOU. IN THE EYE. WITH MY ERECT PENIS.

kulgai
07-12-2009, 12:49 AM
I think "double you" is American? "dubbed you" is British? No?
:confused::(:p:mad::)

dun b rediculous. only ill informed sinkies read as 'dubbed you' .

denzuko1
07-12-2009, 01:13 AM
Its Double "U". Personally it looks more like Double "V".

jw5
07-12-2009, 06:53 AM
Its Double "U". Personally it looks more like Double "V".
Hahaha bro, I was about to post the same thing.
Should be double v and not double u.
But I guess you can also write a "w" with 2 us instead of 2 vs. :)

QXD
07-12-2009, 09:58 AM
My teacher last time say "W" is pronounced as "lub liew"

middaydog
07-12-2009, 10:05 AM
MAKE ME WANT TO STAB YOU. IN THE EYE. WITH MY ERECT PENIS.

first time I heard that

normally, normal people would choose the mouth:o