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"Tau" pronunciation (ou or ow?)
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 03:43   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Tau" pronunciation (ou or ow?)

Just a short question.

How do you pronounce tau?

Yes. Yes I did.
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 05:35   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: "Tau" pronunciation (ou or ow?)

Hmm there was a thread like this a while ago. Try search button.

I use tou or more like tah ou

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Old 17 Jan 2006, 05:42   #3 (permalink)
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Most people I know use taw. : I use Tow.

On the pronuciation thread, the suffix 'vre. As in Shas'vre. Do you say it veer or vray? And 'ui. Is that oo'ee or wee?
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 05:58   #4 (permalink)
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I use tau. Like in taoism.

I'm more natural to it than the ones posted here. And taoism is kinda chines and i have to pronouce some tones heavily. Or else I will make something that sounds innocent to something vulgar.

Example: If i didn't pronouce crab in cantonese properly, it will mean a female's genitalia.:P(it's true!)
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Tau = Tahw

'Vre = Vuh-ree

'ui - Oo-Ee

Hope that helped... and you read those the same way I do.
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 09:13   #6 (permalink)
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I say Tah-ou
But I'm italian,and the guy who invented the Tau is probably from England,so I could be wrong.
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 14:29   #7 (permalink)
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Tau- like bow with a T
'vre- ve ray
'ui- ooo ee

I'm a very litteral translater.
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 15:06   #8 (permalink)
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Tau is like cow with a T. Think Kau=cow.
Oo-ee for 'ui, vray for 'vre, and the rest is fairly obvious, I think. However, as the guy at GW told me, pronounce it however you want. For instance, you can pronounce Tau "toe" if you want...
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 15:07   #9 (permalink)
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I pronounce it like the greek letter, Tau. Y'know, the "au" pronounced the way you pronounce the "ou" in the word out.
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 16:24   #10 (permalink)
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Ok, thanks peoples!

I'm going to go with 't-ow" because that is they way the people at my club pronounce it, but I think it is probably meant to be "t-ou".
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