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PostSubject: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:49 am

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How do you pronounce Schleich? Sh-lesh? Sh-lesh? Sh-lech? Skuh-lech? I don't know... can someone tell me? question 
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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:31 am

Slaich? Slaikh, I,don't know What's the right way

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:37 am

Sh-Like

That's how I heard it said

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:16 am

Yes,like Takama has said. Sch makes the sh sound in German, ei makes an I sound, and ch at the end is a hard kh sound.

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:21 am

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Yes,like Takama has said. Sch makes the sh sound in German, ei makes an I sound, and ch at the end is a hard kh sound.

So fast i dont know a english word with kh at the end. You are mostly right. But with the i only if you speak from yourself or as the letter self. It ei sounds more like ai or ey and also the ch sound mal re like a softer sh.

So i would say

Shl i sh or shlaish

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:59 am

Great subject !
I had no idea it was so difficult, as we are neighbours to Germany, and learn German at school  Shocked 

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Shl i sh or  shlaish

Hear the expert  cheers 

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Perhaps for not-english persons, some examples :

The sh pronounced as in "hush !" ( be quiet ) .

The ei pronounced like "eye" ? Eye like the thing you look with.

Is that right, Andreas ?

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:28 am

I know in Dutch a lot of poeple say 'shleig' because de ''ch' is a hard G in Dutchs.
Sow if poeple are here and ask about schleig everybody knows and if somebody says Slaish, eveybody is like; What do you mean.
Sow if i'm talking to somebody who know schleich, its okey to say shaish(k) But if i go to a lokal toyshop i really need to be asking for schleiggg XD its feels so stupid, but its fine because do's poeple don't know where they talking about Wink
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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:51 pm

Now I got it too, I always said shlaik XD

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:29 pm

The Americanized version is "Ssh-like."
The correct way to say it in German is like "Shh-li-shh," as Andreas said.

It can definitely be difficult if you don't know any German! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:25 am

Here's my two cents: In English (in America), one says "shlike" (rhymes with 'like'). If you want to approximate the german pronunciation, you soften the 'ch' in a way that I'd describe as making a 'shh' sound in the back of your mouth rather than the front, and not using your tongue the way you would with a normal english 'shh' sound. (It's more like a hard, raspy 'h'.) I'm pretty sure this matches what takama, Tim, Andreas and Susanne have said.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:55 am

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Here's my two cents: In English (in America), one says "shlike" (rhymes with 'like'). If you want to approximate the german pronunciation, you soften the 'ch' in a way that I'd describe as making a 'shh' sound in the back of your mouth rather than the front, and not using your tongue the way you would with a normal english 'shh' sound. (It's more like a hard, raspy 'h'.) I'm pretty sure this matches what takama, Tim, Andreas and Susanne have said.
So I pronounce it the American way then "Shlike" - I tried you're description of the German way, but I think I'll continue with the American pronunciation!

My brother buys Schleich for his children and he says "schleck", not that it's right, but I just thought it was interesting hearing how some people think it's pronounced.

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:25 am

Hah, good to know how to pronounce it finally! I use to say something like "Shlaih" with the "h" sound at the end, not "sh"  or  "k"  Laughing

Ok, so I will try to use something similar to German pronunciation from now Very Happy

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I know in Dutch a lot of poeple say 'shleig' because de ''ch' is a hard G in Dutchs.
Sow if poeple are here and ask about schleig everybody knows and if somebody says Slaish, eveybody is like; What do you mean.
Sow if i'm talking to somebody who know schleich, its okey to say shaish(k) But if i go to a lokal toyshop i really need to be asking for schleiggg XD its feels so stupid, but its fine because do's poeple don't know where they talking about Wink


I wonder if in your description you're talking about English "G" (still it can differ in words but OK) sound or about Dutch way of reading letter "G"? Because these are completely different sounds, I don't know what I should use in the toy shop now  Shocked  study  scratch  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:29 pm

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Here's my two cents: In English (in America), one says "shlike" (rhymes with 'like'). If you want to approximate the german pronunciation, you soften the 'ch' in a way that I'd describe as making a 'shh' sound in the back of your mouth rather than the front, and not using your tongue the way you would with a normal english 'shh' sound. (It's more like a hard, raspy 'h'.) I'm pretty sure this matches what takama, Tim, Andreas and Susanne have said.

Great way to say it  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:41 pm

šlajch - in czech  scratch

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:58 pm

Hahah sorry i just laugh a little,

''  I wonder if in your description you're talking about English "G" (still it can differ in words but OK) sound or about Dutch way of reading letter "G"? Because these are completely different sounds, I don't know what I should use in the toy shop now       ''

I know a lot of poeple in the world speak with a English 'G'  pronounced like '' gee''
In Dutch we say the 'G' pronounced ggggg like a hissing cat ore something there is even a guide!!!

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It sound strange to not dutchspeakers ;)sow schleich is in Dutch most often schleigg, like you are really mad and hissing like a cat like schleig-g-g haha i hope this is more clear now Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:26 pm

@Dum_me much more clear, thank you! Yes, this is very specific sound in Dutch, one of the difficulties for foreigners who want to learn this language  Embarassed (now I talk about myself  Embarassed )

I don't know if this sound is unique for Dutch but I think in many (or most?) languages "g" is read either as in English words "giraffe" or like in word "grumpy" or like in "gee" indeed (3 different sounds anyway) I don't know the English word with Dutch "g" (which for me sounds a bit like harder and louder "h" ) ...

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:53 pm

I pronounce Schleich as Skl-lick. I have always pronounced it that way abd I always will.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:03 am

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I pronounce Schleich as Skl-lick. I have always pronounced it that way abd I always will.
Woops! I mean and instead of abd.

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:01 pm

Shlike is the correct way to pronounce it. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:01 am

I pronounce it shlike aswell

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:55 am

Ok what ever
What a question with YOURE mouth
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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:01 am

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I pronounce it shlike aswell

Funny that so many English speaking people pronounce the SCH right, but not the CH, - it is almost the same sound as in "shame". And where does the "e" come from ?scratch

Never mind ! If we understand each other, then of course it is ok Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:11 pm

^^ ... just ask someone from germany to do a quick one word voice recording with their smartphone and post it here ...

The *ch* at the end of the word *Schleich* is really hard to explain/describe for english speaking people, as there appears to be no such phonetic sound in the english language ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:28 pm

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^^ ... just ask someone from germany to do a quick one word voice recording with their smartphone and post it here ...

The *ch* at the end of the word *Schleich* is really hard to explain/describe for english speaking people, as there appears to be no such phonetic sound in the english language ;-)

Laughing Laughing I think that snake-hiss is hard for anybody who did not grow up in Germany Laughing
But the "Shame-on-you"-sh is much better than ke Wink

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:10 pm

Try the following link. Thats the correct pronounciation.


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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:30 pm

Oh, so the voice of "ch" is somewhat like Polish sound of "ś" Very Happy
Now, thank you for that link!!! Funny how pronunciation of one short word can be complicated to explain Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:36 am

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Applause ... jupp - that's it - thanks for posting that Link Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:49 pm

We, in Russia, can say «Schleich» as german word, it's not difficult, cause Russian has very much different sounds.
It's so strange to know that english speaking people say «Schlike», really. And it's SO funny when those people can say «kh» sound XD Excuse me, but it's so.
But no one russian say «Schleish» as Andreas said. I have learnt German for some time, and so I know that it's just one of the ways how to say such sounds. When I read at German, I say «sh», but many people prefer classic way «h».

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:36 pm

I say it like "schlike" I guess? Basically how its spelled. I'm american if that helps any.

So its supposed to be said like "schleish"???

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:40 pm

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So its supposed to be said like "schleish"???
Or «Schleikh», as it's convenient for you Smile

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:48 pm

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I say it like "schlike" I guess? Basically how its spelled. I'm american if that helps any.

So its supposed to be said like "schleish"???

If you don't speak German or have never taken German classes it's difficult to grasp the idea of how to pronounce the "ch" at the end. Sort of like "Schleish" but add your throat into it... The link posted above explains perfectly.

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PostSubject: Re: How do you pronounce Schleich?   Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:24 am

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I say it like "schlike" I guess? Basically how its spelled. I'm american if that helps any.

So its supposed to be said like "schleish"???

If you don't speak German or have never taken German classes it's difficult to grasp the idea of how to pronounce the "ch" at the end. Sort of like "Schleish" but add your throat into it... The link posted above explains perfectly.

LeeAnn is right. It's probably hard to grasp without having had a class or having heard it over and over.

It doesn't really sound like 'SchlieSH' though (to my ears). Imagine starting to say 'Schleik' (that is, 'shlike' rhymes with 'Mike') and then instead of hitting the hard 'k' at the end, you kind of give up and rasp out hard 'h' sound instead.

My own view is that if you're American and you pronounce 'Schleich' like 'Shlike' (rhymes with 'Mike'), you're doing fine. If you're pronouncing it 'Shlick', you should change. (Being flexible and open to new information is a good trait. Very Happy)
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