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"Tessler" or "Tezzler"?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by mpt, Sep 16, 2011.

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How do you pronounce "Tesla"?

  1. TeSSla

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  2. TeZZla

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  1. mpt

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    I think that it's a Tessler not a Tezzler and definitely not a Tezzeler... thoughts?
     
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    I don't even understand the question.
     
  3. mpt

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    I speak the 'es' sound in the middle of the word rather than the zzz - I mean the buzzing zz sound in "Buzz" not 'zee' or 'zed'

    I hear people like Robert Llewelyn say "Tezzler" - I don't think that's right; Anyone speak Russian? After all that was where Nicolai came from.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's pronounced, "Yeah, but who makes it?". At least that's what I hear people say most of the time.
     
  6. mpt

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    Oh dear; this is going wrong! I was interested to figure out the ss or zz sound; I've tweaked the poll - thanks Thumper.

    I couldn't get that pronunciation site to work, I did google the problem first but without luck.
     
  7. Doug_G

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    No, it's an England thing, at least in some parts of the country. You say "drawer" and they say "drawah". You say "alpha" and they say "alpher". They kinda switch them around.
     
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    #8 AnOutsider, Sep 16, 2011
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    Woops, I voted Tezzla because the title had the "s" version with ER at the end.

    I say "tess" - "la"

    {Fixed - MPT}
     
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    In my example I guess I should have used "Tesler" and "Fiskah".
     
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    Having listened to quite a few interviews with Elon, I can say that he'd vote "Tezzla". I voted "Tessla".
     
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    I think it's safe to assume that those using the Queen's english would say Tezzla (quite likely w/ an "r" sound at the end) and Yanks would say Tessla.
     
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    This user of the Queen's english says "Tesler". Brits have a general rule to try and put an "R" into every word possible, examples such as water (pronounced war-ter), tomato (pronounced tom-ar-to), banana (pronounced ba-nar-na) and Tesla (pronounced Tes-ler)...
     
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    I first noticed that listening to the Harry Potter Audio Books funnily enough. I also notice it in some of the more urban areas of NYC. Who says the Queen's english is dead stateside?!? :biggrin:
     
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    Not me; though I do here my fellow brits saying Tezzla; which I think is wrong.

    Hadn't really considered the 'R' at the end but I've realized that I say "Tessla" and "Tesslerroadster".

    Out on the NY rally yesterday I did here a few "Telsa"s as well but that's for another thread.
     
  15. TEG

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    ...hear...
     
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    here here! :tongue:
     
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    #17 TEG, Sep 19, 2011
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    UK Hillclimb video:
     
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    Which is actually "hear, hear!"

    My Slovakian girlfriend constantly corrects my "tezzla" to "tessla".
     
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    The hear->here was funny in this topic because they are homophones (different words that sound the same) and this topic is about how the same word can be pronounced different ways.

    472px-Homograph_homophone_venn_diagram.png
     
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    I knew someone would miss the sarcasm. I did add a :tongue:
     

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