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This reminds me of a very early episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where guy ask the owner a Greek restaurant how to pronounce "gyro". The owner said, pay me the $5 for the gyro and you can call it whatever you want.

I was in German class/club in high school and chose Ludwig as my German name, for obvious reasons. It is technically pronounced lood-vig but I think even in interviews, the Ludwig decsendents pronounce it as lud-wig.
 
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Pronunciations in the US are tricky. There is the 100% correct way to pronounce something in it's original language, and then there's how the "owners" of the word pronounce it. There's a road in my town called Chiesa. Chiesa is Italian for "Church". In Italian, that's pronounced "key-ay-sa". But the family in which the road was named after was Swiss in origin, but fully American. They pronounce it "Kay-zee". So probably a mispronunciation of a mispronunciation. So which is right? Old timers in the town insist it is "Kay-zee" out of respect for the family who pronounced their own last name that way. Google maps pronounces it the Italian way. Everyone else sounds like an idiot and calls it "Cheez-a".
 

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How did Buddy Rich pronounce it?

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Obviously, it was originally "Lood-vig" when the family emigrated from Germany. However, many German family names were changed in pronunciation due to the nationwide anti-german sentiment during WWI.
It was during this time that the "Frankfurter" became the Hotdog.
 

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I always thought the correct pronunciation of "Sonor" was "Suh-NOR." I usually hear people here in the USA say "SO-nor" or, inexplicably, "Sonar".
 
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Wow.
Guitar players are so smart.
 

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I always thought the correct pronunciation of "Sonor" was "Suh-NOR." I usually hear people here in the USA say "SO-nor" or, inexplicably, "Sonar".
If you watch their marketing videos, they pronounce it as Suh-nor but their own endorsers don't even pronounce it correctly. You would think that would be a condition of an endorsement deal... :)
 

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I have always said Ah-vee-dis but if you watch Zildjian videos they say Ah-vid-das.

My own last name is usually misspronounced...at least according to how I was taught to pronounce it. So who is the final arbiter? Linguistic "experts" or the actual people whose names are attached to the products?
 
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I have a weird name to pronounce in english. My first name is Sean (Shawn pronunciation)
So when I was in grade school I had a classmate named Seamus
When the teacher called role this is how it went

Seamus (Shaymus) he got that one. I was the next student
"Seen" :banghead: I never understood how they couldn't figure it out. Happened with multiple teachers :blink:
 

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Don’t get me started how the Zildjians and Paul Francis pronounce “Avu-dus”
I grew up thinking it was pronounced “A-Vee-dis” but soon after I started working there I started pronouncing it “Ava-dus.” Not sure of the actual pronunciation.
 

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I grew up thinking it was pronounced “A-Vee-dis” but soon after I started working there I started pronouncing it “Ava-dus.” Not sure of the actual pronunciation.
My father-in-law is named Avedis (Armenian from Beirut) and he would agree with your original take on the pronunciation.
 


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