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gdm09
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#1
how do you pronounce "epiphone", is it ep-ih-fone or eh-piff-oh-nee? thanks a lot.
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I say ep-ih-fone. What about ep-ee-fone, I've heard that before.
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I think the real question is how you pronounce "cache" or "takamine"

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#9
i thought it was pronounced like epiphany for the longest time. i thought that was the coolest name for an instrument ever so i bought one. then i found it it was epi-phone. its ok, i still love my firebird.
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#10
While on the subject of pronounciation, how do you pronounce Gallaudet? As in the Deaf College in the U.S. Is it gull-OW-day?
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#12
I say ee-piff-uhnee.

but really, I guess its up to you. I'm pretty sure I say it right, bbut really its up to accent and just plain how you read it. diffrent strokes for different fokes, right?
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well, some retards at my school were trying to convince me that it was "epiffphony" but i didnt think it was. and i was right...............idiots.
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Quote by Faux
ive always wondered about takamine
there should a pronounciations thread

There is.
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E-piff-oh-nee, I never heard that before, kinda sounds like i pisse on your knee, to me anyway.
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Well its pronounced Gibson but for cheap saps its epiphone.

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Quote by MrDinkleberry
I think the real question is how you pronounce "cache" or "takamine"


ca as in "ca"tch, che as in "sha"ve

tack-uh-mee-nee.
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Quote by U-Mass
I say ee-piff-uhnee.

but really, I guess its up to you. I'm pretty sure I say it right, bbut really its up to accent and just plain how you read it. diffrent strokes for different fokes, right?


No, it's not up to you. There's only one right way to say it. It's not epiphany.
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#23
cache is pronounced "cash" like money cash.

and epiphone I'm almsot positive is "epi fone" Because "eh piff oh nee" is an actual word "epiphany" and I really dont' think that gibson is so stupid to name a guitar company after a word that means a sudden realization of something.
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#24
Quote by JMack
While on the subject of pronounciation, how do you pronounce Gallaudet? As in the Deaf College in the U.S. Is it gull-OW-day?

Why's it matter how you say it, they can't hear you?
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how do you pronounce frusciante?
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eh-piff-oh-nee

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how do you pronounce frusciante?

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#28
Ehp-ih-fone

Tah-kuh-mee-nee

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ive always wondered about takamine
there should a pronounciations thread

Ive heard it pronounced talk-uh-meen-ey
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#30
I've always said Eh Pi Phone
at first i though it was ibanyez now i know its eyebanez, lol
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#32
According to the company’s history, Epiphone was started by Epaminodas "Epi" Stathopoulos. The name of the company was derived by the following formula:

"The name "Epiphone" is a combination of proprietor Epaminondas Stathopoulos' nickname "Epi" and "phone" (from Greek phon-, "sound"/"voice")."

Do a Wikipedia search on it.

Takamine is a Japanese proper name and is pronounced "Tah-kah-me-neh"

As far as; "it is pronounced Gibson"... goes, if you are a "have yachts", this is true. However, if you are in the have not so much, you can buy a cheap Gibson or a decent Epiphone and do OK. Always keep it in mind that a lesser guitar, played well, still sounds better than the most expensive instrument played poorly...
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#34
I was just wondering the same thing. I was saying it in my head like epiphany, then I watched a youtube review and the guy said ep-uh-FONE. Obviously it makes more sense, but I like the way epiphany sounds more.
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Quote by Faux
ive always wondered about takamine
there should a pronounciations thread


Apparently Alesis can't even decide to pronounce their own name.
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In my head it's epp-eee-phone, when I say it it's epp-ih-phone.
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ep-ee-fone
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