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Posted: 10/5/2004 1:16:22 PM EST
Please excuse my ignorance, but how do you pronounce koch?
I've always just heard and said H&K.
Is it pronounced COOK??
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:18:33 PM EST
I think you say it like Ed Koch the former mayor of New York.

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:19:45 PM EST
cohk If you can pronounce it long use a long o
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:35:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 2:39:16 PM EST
here ya go....Heckler and Koch

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:00:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:18:35 PM EST
ko like co in coke, ch just like ch in Bach.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:16:41 PM EST

I have heard that from so many HK people its not even funny anymore.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:25:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 6:50:58 AM EST
Just say "HK" and be done with it. haha
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:26:02 AM EST

Almost - say coke while you are clearing your throat, (as if you want to spit).

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:34:35 AM EST
There really isn't any sound in English that matches the German "CH"--as in Ach-- the same sound is used in Scottish-- but QCMGR was right on when he said to pronounce it as Coke and clear your throat on the K-- That's about right-- Now-- Is it "H K" or "H AND K"????
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:02:09 AM EST
For crying out loud, it is pronounced "Coke" no ifs, ands, or buts, no other acceptable pronounciation, it's "Coke"

HK or H&K is acceptable. Its just abbriviations. Like would you say AR or Armalite? M16A2 or Model # 16 Advancement # 2? G36 or Gewher # 36?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:05:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:06:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By shockwave:
Just say "HK" and be done with it. haha

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:22:41 AM EST
I did (my wife) It is pronounced coke but with a weak H sound in front of the K.

There are no gagging or choking ach's in the word!!!!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:33:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 12:41:23 PM EST
There is not equivlaent sounds in the English language. I had a German woman pronounce it for me once
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:05:01 AM EST
Gentlemen, if you can say "Loch Ness" (Scottish) correctly, you are in business. Replace the "L" with an appropriate "K" sound, such as in "coke" and presto, correct pronounciation.

BTW, "KOCH" translated to english means "cook".

But you are of course welcome to pronounce it any way you like...

Just my $ .02
Regards from Old Europe
Jake C.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:29:41 AM EST
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