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Pronounciation

Postby Zionmaster » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:58 pm

Can someone please tell me the correct way to say, Lagavulin and Laphroaig?

Down south we say "La..froy..g and Larga..vulin in a phonetic sense.
Please can someone tell me the correct way.
I love both and I am new to the forum.
I also like the GF Solero reserve.
Regards to all.
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Re: Pronounciation

Postby orangedogofglory » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:03 pm

Zionmaster wrote:Can someone please tell me the correct way to say, Lagavulin and Laphroaig?

Down south we say "La..froy..g and Larga..vulin in a phonetic sense.
Please can someone tell me the correct way.
I love both and I am new to the forum.
I also like the GF Solero reserve.
Regards to all.


I have always pronounced them:
Luh-FROYG and
Laguh-VOO-lin

This is how the guy at my local store also pronounces them (I learned independently of him, for clarification) - but we all know how that doesn't necessarily mean anything.

Also, I double checked and these appear to be pretty consistent with Wikipedia's definition. Further searching on google led me to a site (can't remember it now) that has audio files for each distillery name, along with demo facts - I think I got there by doing a google search for "distillery map" and then going to the images section... pretty sure that was it.

HTH
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:09 pm

I think these two are pretty much beyond dispute - but some distillery names can be argued over with much passion. Even by those who are wrong.
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Postby orangedogofglory » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:19 pm

Nick Brown wrote:I think these two are pretty much beyond dispute - but some distillery names can be argued over with much passion. Even by those who are wrong.


yeah, I still hear:
BAL-ven-y
bal-VEN-y
bal-VEEN-y and
bal-vinn-y

I actually don't know which is correct.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:46 am

I don't remember which site it was, but Mr Fjeld might remember? They had the audible pronounciation of each distillery to listen to. What a surprise to hear ARDBEG! I'm sure these other 2 will be there too.
And welcome to the forum Zionmaster!
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Postby Jan » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:39 am

Here is a link to a site containing pronouncations of most distillery names.

http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/jhb/whisky/pronounc.html
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Postby Zionmaster » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:33 am

Many thanks for all you help.
Excellent site that answers it all.
Regards Adrian..
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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:26 am

Och, it's sexy hearing these pronoonced by a local!!

But how come Ardbeg's missing(or am i blind?) and is it true the 'd' is dropped?

...and bowmore, far from the clipped "Queen's english" toned pronunciation of BOWmore is almost three cyllables with the accent on the second...

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Postby fishboy » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:00 am

I was interested by the pronunciation of Dufftown (to my ear the weblink has a definite oww sound in the second syllable)

I always thought it was more like dufftun, but there you go.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:54 am

Too bad no Ardbeg! The other site did have it, I'm sure there are others, but thanks Jan!!
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:00 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Too bad no Ardbeg! The other site did have it, I'm sure there are others, but thanks Jan!!

I think it's the same site I saw some time ago but it appears as something has been removed. However, for Ardbeg just listen to Michael Heads welcome at the Ardbeg site:

https://www.ardbeg.com/distillery/disti ... airman.asp
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Postby les taylor » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:07 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:Too bad no Ardbeg! The other site did have it, I'm sure there are others, but thanks Jan!!

I think it's the same site I saw some time ago but it appears as something has been removed. However, for Ardbeg just listen to Michael Heads welcome at the Ardbeg site:

https://www.ardbeg.com/distillery/disti ... airman.asp


Nice one Mr Fjeld. The D in Ardbeg is definetly pronounced by Michael Heads.


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Postby RufusA » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:10 pm

Or for a slightly Germanic version:

http://www.thewhiskystore.de/abc.htm

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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:20 pm

Yes, nice one there Mr Fjeld, thanks! I didn't know there was that nice note from the new manager! Great update!
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:26 pm

And nice to also see the great big Mor there too! Wow, I'd love to have a party with that one!
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Postby mxyzptlk » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:55 am



That's a nice site I've consulted on occasion and learned much from, but I'd like to point out that the creator of the recordings (Pip Hills, founder and for many years chairman of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, according to the site) pronounces Caol Ila wrongly (AYE-la where it should have been EE-la - this one's pretty much undisputed too, right?), so I guess a second opinion is always in order, even when the info is coming from such a highly respectable source.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:25 pm

fishboy wrote:I was interested by the pronunciation of Dufftown (to my ear the weblink has a definite oww sound in the second syllable)

I always thought it was more like dufftun, but there you go.


Duffton is how I've always heard it said. Maybe Dufftoun. As for the Gaelic names, one thing to remember--well. two--is that a) accent is usually on the first syllable, but b) if the name is a compound--i.e. two words stuck together--primary accent is on the first syllable of the second part of the compound. Easy to figure in such as Glen MORangie; one develops a sense about such as Laga VUlin and Ben RIach. Most folks who aren't natives seem to have a hard time with ArdBEG--I think most of us will say ARDbeg instead--and I'm not really sure where LaPHROAIG fits in. But the rule works pretty well in almost all cases.
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