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Posted: 4/29/2002 8:53:54 AM EDT
I have been pronouncing it Heck-ler and coke. I have heard: KO-sh., Kosh,, KO-ch, ko-ch. Thanks,
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 8:56:09 AM EDT
Hecklah und kauch.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 9:00:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 9:01:33 AM EDT
"It's spelt Raymond Luxury Yacht, but it's pronounced Throat Warbler Mangrove."
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 9:02:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raf: I've been told: coke.
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"Coke" is correct for Koch. And I pronounce Heckler as "Heckler".
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 9:03:03 AM EDT
Heckler is pronounced just as it looks, like a heckler from the bleachers at a ball game. Koch is pronounced like "coke", the drink. Or you can simply say H&K. >gg<
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 9:07:02 AM EDT
Click this link and hear how: [url]http://www.rsip.lsu.edu/tom/mark23/HecklerUndKoch.wav[/url]
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 9:08:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BobCole: Heckler is pronounced just as it looks, like a heckler from the bleachers at a ball game. Koch is pronounced like "coke", the drink. Or you can simply say H&K. >gg<
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You are correct sir!
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 10:36:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KStateRodeo:
Originally Posted By BobCole: Heckler is pronounced just as it looks, like a heckler from the bleachers at a ball game. Koch is pronounced like "coke", the drink. Or you can simply say H&K. >gg<
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You are correct sir!
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I once spoke with a rep from a distributor for HK, and he says "coke."
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 10:49:50 AM EDT
The German pitches in: "_Heck_-la' _oo_ndh KoXh" (short o, like in dock, and the Xh sounds like you're trying to get a piece of popcorn out of your throat. There's no such sound in English, as far as I know.) "coke" is definitely wrong.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 10:59:14 AM EDT
Being from south Texas.....Hick-ler Cock.[:D]
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 11:02:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: The German pitches in: "_Heck_-la' _oo_ndh KoXh" (short o, like in dock, and the Xh sounds like you're trying to get a piece of popcorn out of your throat. There's no such sound in English, as far as I know.) "coke" is definitely wrong.
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Yeah, your're right. The HK distributor rep said the samething; there is no such eqivalent sound in English, but he said that "coke" would be close enough.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 11:06:01 AM EDT
yea, english does not have a "hock a lugie sound".
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 12:06:05 PM EDT
In England they call it "The Hockler"...weird but true. Saw it on one of those Dicovery shows on the SAS.
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Link Posted: 4/29/2002 12:16:51 PM EDT
I can resolve this. I pronounce it any damn way I feel like it at the time. Since I am always correct, that pronunciation is correct at that time and until further notice. Currently "Coke" is correct. Deutschland and their flugie sound be damned.
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Link Posted: 4/29/2002 1:00:07 PM EDT
And for gosh sakes everybody... [size=3]It's Val-[b]met[/b], not Val-[b]may[/b]![/size=3] Just ask our Finnish friend, Tuuka! Eric The(LikeTheFrenchMakeGoodWeapons!)Hun[>]:)]
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[Last Edit: 4/29/2002 1:52:51 PM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
and if i hear one mor person say, MAK-a-rov, when trying to pronounce the russian 9x18 pistol's name, i'm gonna scream! it's mak-KUR-off, dangit! thanks...i feel so much better, now!
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 1:57:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:01:51 PM EDT
It's easy....H and K. or just HK.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 2:02:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raf:
Originally Posted By mayday: In England they call it "The Hockler"...weird but true. Saw it on one of those Dicovery shows on the SAS.
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Seen this in print as well. Brit slang plural is "Hocklers".
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true, met some SBS dudes that kept mentioning their "hocklers" of course, they also called my sig p220 a "zeke" effing limeys [:)]
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 4:19:21 PM EDT
Everyone's wrong on this one... "Heckler and Koch" is pronounced the same as "schweineteuer"
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Link Posted: 4/29/2002 4:41:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: Hell I have problem with Smith and Wesson. Some pronounce it "Smith and Wess-on" but I pronounce it as "sell-outs".
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hey paul, what's that SSteel revolver in your screenname pic?
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 4:48:00 PM EDT
Leupold. Lew (the name) - pold(as in the word "bold,") Not Leo pold.[stick]
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 4:54:25 PM EDT
Didn't Ed Koch, ex-NYC mayor, pronounce it "coach"? Perhaps his name became Anglified after a few generations.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 8:35:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raf: I've been told: coke.
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correct
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 8:41:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Originally Posted By raf: I've been told: coke.
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correct
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Not. See above.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 8:56:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2002 8:57:07 PM EDT by 1GUNRUNNER]
Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Originally Posted By raf: I've been told: coke.
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correct
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Not. See above.
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Heckler & Koch, Inc. 21480 Pacific Boulevard Sterling, Virginia 20166 United States of America Telephone: (703) 450-1900 FAX (703) 450-8160 You give [i]them[/i] a call tomorrow and report back to me how [i]they[/i] answer [i]thier[/i] phone. If [i]they[/i] don't pronounce [i]thier[/i] name correctly be sure to tell [i]them[/i] that you lived in Germany and that [i]they[/i] are incorrectly pronouncing [i]thier[/i] name.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 9:04:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: If [i]they[/i] don't pronounce [i]thier[/i] name correctly be sure to tell [i]them[/i] that you lived in Germany and that [i]they[/i] are incorrectly pronouncing [i]thier[/i] name.
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Not only did I live there, my native language IS GERMAN, so trust me on this one, not some American sales guy. Rest assured that German dependances of American companies butcher the pronunciation just as well. Can you say "Ah-Tschee Hard=Waa=Re"?
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 4:54:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2002 4:56:48 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: If [i]they[/i] don't pronounce [i]thier[/i] name correctly be sure to tell [i]them[/i] that you lived in Germany and that [i]they[/i] are incorrectly pronouncing [i]thier[/i] name.
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Remember, they don't live in Germany, they live in Deutschland. I prefer Heckler and Kotch. Yes I know it's wrong. So what? This is America. A Gyro is a Gyro, NOT a Yeee-ro. Paris is Parris, not Pah-ree. Van Gogh is Van-Go, Not Van-Gogchhzhhh... Pronunciations get Americanized.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 11:52:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cincinnatus: This is America. A Gyro is a Gyro, NOT a Yeee-ro. Paris is Parris, not Pah-ree. Van Gogh is Van-Go, Not Van-Gogchhzhhh...
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Good point, Kinky-Nuttus.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 12:09:56 PM EDT
It's pronounced "Kotch"! Why? Because that's the f'ing way that sounds best to me, and that's the way that it looks like it should be spelled. If you don't like the way I pronounce it, then too damn bad! Heckler and "Coke" sounds like a mixed drink!
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 12:16:18 PM EDT
I'm surprised nobody has posted this - here is THE definitive answer from HKPRO.COM complete with a WAV file of the pronounciation! [url]http://hkpro.com/koch.htm[/url] In english, "coke" is correct, as has been said. In German, it's the hock a lugie sound at the end instead of the "k".
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 12:19:07 PM EDT
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