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Old 22.11.2015, 20:54
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

The Swiss are very particular about pronunciation... I've had a few correct my pronunciation of my family name...
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

Newly arrived Portuguese call it Migrosch here :-)
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Old 22.11.2015, 21:41
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coo. the 'p' is silent.
And the C is silent too

"oo"
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Old 22.11.2015, 21:47
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

"Expensive"
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Old 23.11.2015, 00:05
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Been unsure about this for a while. How do the Swiss pronounce it?

Would it sound 'Kup' written the German way?

How about in English?
I say Co-op like in "cooperation" not coop like saying hoop because a coop is for birds!
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Old 23.11.2015, 02:38
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

The "o" on Coop is very similar to vowel in "sauce".
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Old 23.11.2015, 09:36
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

I've always pronounced it 'Cope', but it also depends if you want to sound a local from whatever Canton, as a German or American :P
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Old 23.11.2015, 09:52
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It made me laugh last week on the bus when a non-Swiss lady got on and asked the driver whether the bus went anywhere near "Migros" with a very audible 's".
Actually, around here the 's' in Migros is pronounced, only visiting or resident Swiss-Germans will leave off the 's'.

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Old 23.11.2015, 17:51
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

I still call Manor - Placette.
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Old 23.11.2015, 17:56
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I still call Manor - Placette.
And my wife still calls it 'Innovazione', and the Coop at Resega 'Jumbo'!

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Old 23.11.2015, 18:00
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Q: Why can't you hear a pterodactyl going to the bathroom?
A: Because the 'p' is silent.
It's not silent :>
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Old 23.11.2015, 18:14
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I still call Manor - Placette.
LOL so do I- my God Father was manager of the big one (well it was a the time early 60s) in Nyon, and I loved working there during Summer hols

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Old 23.11.2015, 18:18
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

In Lausanne, it's pronounced like "kuup". Like you were trying to say the first syllable of "whoop-zee-daisy", but with a "k".

I'm actually trying to think of a word that rhymes with it in English, but I can't.
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

I am German and pronounced it co-op. Swiss (from Zurich) corrected me using only one syllable "coop". As in "door"


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Been unsure about this for a while. How do the Swiss pronounce it?

Would it sound 'Kup' written the German way?

How about in English?

Thanks!
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Old 26.11.2015, 22:39
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In Lausanne, it's pronounced like "kuup". Like you were trying to say the first syllable of "whoop-zee-daisy", but with a "k".

I'm actually trying to think of a word that rhymes with it in English, but I can't.
why is it different? Just to be special?
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Old 26.11.2015, 22:44
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Re: How should one pronounce 'Coop'?

The proper name is Genossenschaft.


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coo. the 'p' is silent.
.... but only if you can hit the porcelain.

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I still call Manor - Placette.
You youngsters ...... it's Nordmann's.
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coo. the 'p' is silent.
Isn't the 'C' silent??...

"Oop!"

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Old 26.11.2015, 23:29
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Isn't the 'C' silent??...

"Oop!"

;-)
Only when followed by 'unt'
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Old 27.11.2015, 09:12
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Like you were trying to say the first syllable of "whoop-zee-daisy", but with a "k".

I'm actually trying to think of a word that rhymes with it in English, but I can't.
Its "Whoop"
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Old 27.11.2015, 09:43
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The Swiss are very particular about pronunciation... I've had a few correct my pronunciation of my family name...
Which is weird since so many words are pronounced differently from village to village.
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