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komedy
12-17-2017, 12:10 AM
is it just me or is it funny that some of the best ukuleles makers in the world cant even properly pronounce Uku-lele properly. and they build some of the best in world. LOL

it like me being a 10 year professional honda mechanic saying I fix hendas.

weird eh.

Jim Hanks
12-17-2017, 02:40 AM
It's just you :p

Down Up Dick
12-17-2017, 03:29 AM
What’s wrong with Henda? I drive one and like it a let. :old:

Pirate Jim
12-17-2017, 03:42 AM
My henda cavac has served me well for many miles!

Ukecaster
12-17-2017, 04:24 AM
Yule-a-lele

105392

Rllink
12-17-2017, 04:28 AM
Like my voice to text the other day. "In gone two the store fur milk."

Down Up Dick
12-17-2017, 04:29 AM
I ferget. I usta have a Henda metercycle also. Swell vehicles. . . :old:

Rllink
12-17-2017, 04:35 AM
Hey, this isn't one of those Oookoolele vs Youkulele threads, is it?:rolleyes:

EDW
12-17-2017, 04:45 AM
Hey, this isn't one of those Oookoolele vs Youkulele threads, is it?:rolleyes:

:deadhorse:

Down Up Dick
12-17-2017, 05:08 AM
Quit hitting that herse! :old:

Camsuke
12-17-2017, 07:57 AM
:deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:
:deadhorse:

Chopped Liver
12-17-2017, 08:31 AM
Yule-a-lele

105392

Well, there you go! Finally someone who knows how to pronounce the word correctly!!

Down Up Dick
12-17-2017, 08:35 AM
Whataya ya’ll beatin’ the tired, restin’ herses fer. :old:

Camsuke
12-17-2017, 09:41 AM
Yule-a-lele

105392

I'll drink to that! :D

AlohaKine
12-17-2017, 01:18 PM
Yule-a-lele

105392


Oh that is too funny, is that really your tree?

That would be cool, decorating the tree in Ukes, just make sure they don't fall... ;)

Debussychopin
12-17-2017, 02:14 PM
I leave my urkelele in the henda during the summer

AlohaKine
12-17-2017, 02:18 PM
I leave my urkelele in the henda during the summer

Oh no, Uke in the henda during the summer, well maybe better then the henda in the winter, and that's better then a Furd any day! ;)

Stagehand
12-17-2017, 03:23 PM
I'll drink to that! :D

I like bur-gun-de

Camsuke
12-17-2017, 03:41 PM
I like bur-gun-de

Cabaret Sauvignon for me :cheers:

Booli
12-17-2017, 04:04 PM
Imma gonna tryna justafy sumfin fer reply, butaa I gots nuttin jus now

so I gonna git me summa dat muzeek shtuff inna ma ear hole inta ma brayn

MopMan
12-17-2017, 04:15 PM
Is it just me or is it funny that some people can't even accept that there is more than one proper pronunciation for the word "ukulele?" There are words for people like this, but I am too polite to use them... so I'll just refer to those words and let you assign them yourself!:p

Language is fluid, ever-changing, and varies greatly between locales. It is a fascinating subject.

In England there is an accent which, according to The Oxford English Dictionary, is the standard pronunciation for English words in Britain. It is known as Received Pronunciation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation), and is sometimes referred to as "the Queen's English." Interestingly, recordings show that even the Queen herself no longer pronounces certain words the same way she did 50 years ago! Thus, the Queen's English has evolved. Neat, huh?

Phonetic variation has been introduced to the pronunciation of every single word we speak with the passage of time and the separation of distance... including the word "ukulele." This variation contributes to the birth of local dialects and eventually even to the birth of entirely new languages! It is a testament to the great diversity and adaptability of mankind, and it is essential to the continuous development of one of our most important tools: language!

So--don't knock those who say it the other way. Instead, embrace the flexibility and utility of human linguistics. It is a miracle perhaps unparalleled by any other human trait.

AlohaKine
12-17-2017, 04:57 PM
Is it just me or is it funny that some people can't even accept that there is more than one proper pronunciation for the word "ukulele?" There are words for people like this, but I am too polite to use them... so I'll just refer to those words and let you assign them yourself!:p

Language is fluid, ever-changing, and varies greatly between locales. It is a fascinating subject.

In England there is an accent which, according to The Oxford English Dictionary, is the standard pronunciation for English words in Britain. It is known as Received Pronunciation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation), and is sometimes referred to as "the Queen's English." Interestingly, recordings show that even the Queen herself no longer pronounces certain words the same way she did 50 years ago! Thus, the Queen's English has evolved. Neat, huh?

Phonetic variation has been introduced to the pronunciation of every single word we speak with the passage of time and the separation of distance... including the word "ukulele." This variation contributes to the birth of local dialects and eventually even to the birth of entirely new languages! It is a testament to the great diversity and adaptability of mankind, and it is essential to the continuous development of one of our most important tools: language!

So--don't knock those who say it the other way. Instead, embrace the flexibility and utility of human linguistics. It is a miracle perhaps unparalleled by any other human trait.


Ukulele is a Hawaiian word, there is only one pronunciation ---> OO-koo-le-le or some will say OO-koo-leh-leh :shaka:

Here's a YouTube video someone saying it correctly;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZvFXnx2mJI

A Wiki explaining it;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AUkulele#Pronunciation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukulele

EDW
12-17-2017, 05:07 PM
I have seen it in dictionaries listing both pronunciations as correct. As MopMan indicates, language is ever changing. There are plenty of words out there from various languages, names of cities around the world, regional words and expressions, etc that have become anglicized over time. Heck, go to the UK and you will find plenty of words that are pronounced differently than they are in the US.

Booli
12-17-2017, 05:13 PM
This is getting to be like a debate of 'color' (US) vs. 'colour' (UK)

or

'ukulele' (US) vs. 'ukelele' (UK, DE)

Just use the silly crayons already and be happy :)

AlohaKine
12-17-2017, 05:15 PM
Don't take me the wrong way, I'm only explaining is all, and I understand what people mean about these changes.

But the Uke is a very serious part of Hawaiian History and the pronunciation of it has not changed in over 100 years.

The reason it is this way, is if you understand the Hawaiian Vowels and how you pronounce them.

I'd say go ask Kamaka and see what they have to say, they are the Father of the Uke in Hawaii.

Let's hear what Kamaka has to say, or a Hawaiian Language Professor. :shaka:

DPO
12-17-2017, 05:30 PM
Ukulele is a Hawaiian word, there is only one pronunciation ---> OO-koo-le-le or some will say OO-koo-leh-leh :shaka:

Here's a YouTube video someone saying it correctly;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZvFXnx2mJI

A Wiki explaining it;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AUkulele#Pronunciation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukulele

There is never only one way to pronounce any word. The youkelele is a worldwide instrument and as such can be pronounced any way you choose.
I choose a You rather than an Oo.

Booli
12-17-2017, 05:40 PM
Don't take me the wrong way, I'm only explaining is all, and I understand what people mean about these changes.

But the Uke is a very serious part of Hawaiian History and the pronunciation of it has not changed in over 100 years.

The reason it is this way, is if you understand the Hawaiian Vowels and how you pronounce them.

I'd say go ask Kamaka and see what they have to say, they are the Father of the Uke in Hawaii.

Let's hear what Kamaka has to say. :shaka:

In my own experience, in the Mainland USA, if you pronounce it as oo-koo-lay-lee, most people will not know what you are talking about unless they also play the instrument, and everyone else will think you are a pretentious tard.

Unfortunately, very few people understand or care for the heritage of the instrument, beyond us crazies here on UU and in the state of Hawaii.

Thus, there is this discrepancy.

I am not from HI, nor speak the language, but appreciate the meanings of Aloha and Mahalo, and use them when talking with other ukulele players, but outside of that, I will get funny looks and have been told to stop being 'a wierdo'.

So there is a time and place, but you will be greatly disappointed if you want to impose the proper Hawaiian pronunciation upon the masses, as most of them will just not listen, either due to apathy or malicious ignorance.

I grew up with lots of Italian folks around me, who's grandparents came from Italy via Ellis Island, and even though the folks my age, never spoke a lick of conversational Italian, said things like 'pasta fazool' for 'pasta fagiole' and 'mutza-rell' for mozzarella, and 'rigg-ohtt' for ricotta. I dunno if it was a cultural thing, but without them having any exposure to actual conversational spoken Italian and never having visited Italy, it seemed awfully pretentious to me, especially when they 'corrected' my pronunciation and I was considered the idiot for not knowing how to speak Italian. Think of that horrible MTV show 'Jersey Shore' but 10x worse.

I am glad to be rid of such things in my life now. :)

Nickie
12-17-2017, 05:47 PM
Good grief, I say ukulele both ways. Depends on whom I'm speaking to. Neither is wrong.

have been told to stop being 'a wierdo'.

Booli, don't ever stop being a weirdo. Please. We like you this way.

AlohaKine
12-17-2017, 06:01 PM
Good grief, I say ukulele both ways. Depends on whom I'm speaking to. Neither is wrong.

have been told to stop being 'a wierdo'.

Booli, don't ever stop being a weirdo. Please. We like you this way.


LOL, well I guess when we are in Mississippi, we tell em; 'We Play Da Gee Tar'...

This reminds me, when I was in the Military and I was in Mississippi, I was chatting to a taxi driver, that I took a ride with and he asked me where I was from and I said Hawaii, and he replied back, oh I have a boy stationed in 'How R ya', and man let me tell you, it was with a THICK southern accent, I could barely make it out, and then I said, Oh Hawaii? and he replied back, yeah How R Ya LOL.. ;)

That reminds me, I'm gonna change my 'Location' to How R Ya :shaka:

Booli
12-17-2017, 06:22 PM
Good grief, I say ukulele both ways. Depends on whom I'm speaking to. Neither is wrong.

have been told to stop being 'a wierdo'.

Booli, don't ever stop being a weirdo. Please. We like you this way.

Thanks Nickie! Don't worry, I plan to 'Stay Wierd' as it suits me. :)
:smileybounce:

Booli
12-17-2017, 06:26 PM
...Did you know that Hawai'i is with a V sound which is the correct pronunciation, spelled as Hawai‘i and spoken as Havai‘i...

I learned that from the video for Bruddah Iz's performance of 'White Sandy Beach'...

wish I could have met him...gone too soon...he's swimming with the Great Honu now...

AlohaKine
12-17-2017, 06:56 PM
I learned that from the video for Bruddah Iz's performance of 'White Sandy Beach'...

wish I could have met him...gone too soon...he's swimming with the Great Honu now...

Yeah the words are I guess you could say a bit dragged out and chopped, all the islands are the same....

I'm not sure how closely related, if at all, but to me, the Hawaiian vowels sound closer to Japanese vowels.



In my own experience, in the Mainland USA, if you pronounce it as oo-koo-lay-lee, most people will not know what you are talking about unless they also play the instrument, and everyone else will think you are a pretentious tard.

Unfortunately, very few people understand or care for the heritage of the instrument, beyond us crazies here on UU and in the state of Hawaii.

Thus, there is this discrepancy.

I am not from HI, nor speak the language, but appreciate the meanings of Aloha and Mahalo, and use them when talking with other ukulele players, but outside of that, I will get funny looks and have been told to stop being 'a wierdo'.

So there is a time and place, but you will be greatly disappointed if you want to impose the proper Hawaiian pronunciation upon the masses, as most of them will just not listen, either due to apathy or malicious ignorance.

I grew up with lots of Italian folks around me, who's grandparents came from Italy via Ellis Island, and even though the folks my age, never spoke a lick of conversational Italian, said things like 'pasta fazool' for 'pasta fagiole' and 'mutza-rell' for mozzarella, and 'rigg-ohtt' for ricotta. I dunno if it was a cultural thing, but without them having any exposure to actual conversational spoken Italian and never having visited Italy, it seemed awfully pretentious to me, especially when they 'corrected' my pronunciation and I was considered the idiot for not knowing how to speak Italian. Think of that horrible MTV show 'Jersey Shore' but 10x worse.

I am glad to be rid of such things in my life now. :)


pretentious tard LOL, that's funny....

Oh sorry if everyone was getting the idea of like me whipping everyone into submission, imposing the Law of Hawaii around here. LOL

NO, look I'm just chatting/typing away, don't take anything I'm saying serious, all I'm saying is, it's good we share the truth with others is all, then do with the truth you want, it's your choice.

But one thing I do know, just like any culture with their pride and heritage, don't tell them they do or say things the wrong way, especially when they have created something like this.

So is the word Ukulele Hawaiian? Yes

Now do whatever you want with it, no problem, I'm smiling too by the way, just in case anyone forgot about what I just said about me being serious.

Now, don't tell the Hawaiians their word is wrong and it's pronounced You Ku lay lay when it's not, make sense now.

HEY I'm only trying to spread the OO-koo-leh-leh love and truth, now is that such a bad thing? :shaka:

Ok hope that clears the air now.....

ALOHA

Booli
12-17-2017, 07:14 PM
...pretentious tard LOL, that's funny...

Thanks!

I have been known to 'tard it up' on occasion (not online tho), even if only to annoy the others around me (in person).

I'm sure that Karma is going to have something to say about that when the time comes.

:)

AlohaKine
12-17-2017, 07:27 PM
Well I'm very Happy, and you can't have a LOL post without LOL Cats;

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/69/68/69/6968692e5e778fe4c462fd9c49fa5512--tenor-ukulele-guitar.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOcAYq64a2Y



Here's some info on lolcat in case some of you didn't know about these;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcat

Here's some history on it, for those that like to read;

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-history-of-i-can-has-cheezburger/

Pirate Jim
12-17-2017, 11:14 PM
I agree that it's good to be wary of trampling on a culture so preserving the language is a good thing. On the other hand I say Paris, not "paree" - is this me disrespecting French culture or is it that Paris is pronounced differently in different languages?

Ukecaster
12-18-2017, 02:33 AM
You better say it right, or we'll call the Po-lease on ya :D

Rllink
12-18-2017, 03:24 AM
I would argue the point that the ukulele has a long tradition of being a Hawaiian instrument. There is a real good book on the history of the ukulele put out by the University of Hawaii. It is very interesting to see where the tradition actually came from.

https://www.amazon.com/Ukulele-History-Jim-Tranquada/dp/0824836340/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513606556&sr=8-1&keywords=history+of+ukulele

Anyway, the acoustic guitar supposedly originated in Spain, but I never hear people referring to it with a Spanish pronunciation. At least here in the States I don't. I guess they do in Puerto Rico. That said, the Spanish pronunciation of ukulele is the same as the Hawaiian pronunciation. This can go on forever, can't it? I just call mine a youk.

Down Up Dick
12-18-2017, 03:35 AM
“You say tomato. I say tomato. Let’s call the whole thing off.” Old popular song.

“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Sigmund Freud

Sometimes words can be very interesting and as much fun as an Ooo coo lay lee in a Henda. :old:

kkimura
12-18-2017, 03:39 AM
For what it's worth I believe there's a place for everything and everything should be in it's place. And so when I play "tin pan alley" or pop tunes I use my you-kulele. My oo-kulele come out when the material is traditional Hawaiian.

That said, I also admit that what works for me isn't what I expect anyone else to adhere too. Do (and say) it anyway that's comfortable. (It's supposed to be fun)

Ukecaster
12-18-2017, 04:59 AM
....“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Sigmund Freud....

I thought that was Bill Clinton? :confused: :D

Down Up Dick
12-18-2017, 06:55 AM
Ukecaster, you could be right . . . :cheers: :old:

Rllink
12-18-2017, 06:56 AM
“You say tomato. I say tomato.

“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Sigmund Freud

:old:My dad used to call them seegars.

Pirate Jim
12-18-2017, 10:04 AM
My dad used to call them seegars.

Don't they make fishing line? :D

bratsche
12-18-2017, 10:39 AM
First time I heard a ukulele, I never even knew it was from Hawaii.
Tiny Tim wasn't from there, was he? :biglaugh:

bratsche

WestyShane
12-18-2017, 11:21 AM
I was in a grocery store somewhere in the southeast years ago when the cashier asked me if I had, "any Cubans". I was all like, "I don't smoke cigars". She was saying "coupons".

Similarly, I was at a work camp once when another crewmember (from Georgia) asked if I, "done it yet". My reply was,"done what?". This went back and forth a while before he very clearly asked, "have - you - eaten - yet". We both got a big laugh out of that.

As for the uke, I agree with the guy a few pages back that said it can sound pretentious on the mainland when you're not talking to another player. And shoot, just last month when I was on Kauai one of the locals lamented how even people living there are starting to pronounce "w" as a "w" and not a "v" and are similarly not making the glottal stop when pronouncing Po'ipu.

I wish I could incorporate "howzit" into my day-to-day vocabulary, since my standard greeting is already 'how's it going" but I think I would get weird looks.

MopMan
12-18-2017, 12:09 PM
I wish I could incorporate "howzit" into my day-to-day vocabulary, since my standard greeting is already 'how's it going" but I think I would get weird looks.

A true linguistic frontiersman is able to shrug off weird looks and charge boldly ahead into the jungle of potential unintelligibility!

Some intrepid explorer had to be the first to use "uke" in place of "ukulele." You think that guy was concerned with getting funny looks? I think not. Just look at where this brave man's footsteps have led all of us today! We can use "uke" with abandon, free of fear! Free of social stigma! Free of the possibility of being misunderstood!

Be strong! Stand up and expose the world to your unique linguistic sensibilities! Lead the charge! Be the change!

Ukecaster
12-18-2017, 12:20 PM
Hey...you said expose...be careful! :D

Pueo
12-18-2017, 12:37 PM
I let people pronounce it how they pronounce it. I prefer to use the Hawaiian pronunciation, but I don't correct anyone if they say it differently.
I'm not really even a fan of the term "uke" but whatever, that's just me.
I don't roll my r's when I order a burrito at Taco Bell either, but I would if I were ordering a burrito in México.
I also happen to speak French, but when I order a croissant at a coffee shop here I don't say the word in French - chances are I would just have to repeat myself using an American pronunciation.
You cannot force usage - that's why it is called usage - it is what people do.
Is it correct? Probably not.
Is it accepted? Depends who you ask.
Bottom line - if people know what you are talking about, you are not saying it wrong FOR THEM.
If you choose to use the Hawaiian pronunciation though, be sure you say it correctly.

What really bothers me is how many people on a daily basis I hear say "Honolulu" incorrectly.
To go back to the Honda discussion, Honolulu does NOT start out like Honda.
It is HO NO LU LU not HON-A-LU-LU
Drives me nuts.
But do I go around correcting people? No.
I just keep a mental note of those who take the time to learn how to say things correctly and those who cannot be bothered to learn. :D

DPO
12-18-2017, 12:37 PM
I believe most of the English speaking people know what a Uke is, it's just the pronunciation police that get all anal about it.

Down Up Dick
12-18-2017, 01:51 PM
Ukulele is just the name of our instrument, but it’s hardly used now for strumming under the waving palm trees accompanied by the waves breaking on the shore.

People are playing Classical and Rock and Souza Marches and Fandangos and God only knows what else on it. It is no longer tuned only in “My dog has fleas,” but also in fifths and low G and open tuning and other tunings.

What does tuba mean? Or oboe? Or recorder? Or guitar? Piano means soft even if it plays FFFF!

So “Ukulele” simply means the musical instrument that we UUers love to buy and sell and change strings on. Sometimes we even enjoy playing a little ditty, and crooning to it if we’re able.

So, as the bard said, “What’s in a name?” Would a Uke be more fun if it was called an Ook? So, wail baby! :old:

komedy
12-18-2017, 02:58 PM
wow this thread took off while I was gone. LOL. honeslty I like yukulele, or even you ka lei lee.

for beginners it alright to call it whatever you want, its actually very cute/adorable seeing a beginner calling it youkulele.

but I just found it hilarouls that a builder who sells ukulele for a business for many years or even make customs for thousands of dollars, don't even know how to say it properly. I just love it.

still brings me joy/laughter when I here another luthier say youkulele,, but please continue the love and building of the youkulele.

even Hawaii Is pronounced Havaee, but who cares how you pronounce it.

Joe King
12-18-2017, 04:03 PM
...but I just found it hilarouls that a builder who sells ukulele for a business for many years or even make customs for thousands of dollars, don't even know how to say it properly. I just love it...

Deriving joy from witnessing the ignorance, pain or misery of others is not a welcome trait by polite people.

You might want to look into losing this appreciation for such ridicule.

DPO
12-18-2017, 04:24 PM
wow this thread took off while I was gone. LOL. honeslty I like yukulele, or even you ka lei lee.

for beginners it alright to call it whatever you want, its actually very cute/adorable seeing a beginner calling it youkulele.

but I just found it hilarouls that a builder who sells ukulele for a business for many years or even make customs for thousands of dollars, don't even know how to say it properly. I just love it.

still brings me joy/laughter when I here another luthier say youkulele,, but please continue the love and building of the youkulele.

even Hawaii Is pronounced Havaee, but who cares how you pronounce it.

Jolly decent of you to be so understanding Mr Komode. I think it has been well established that we can call it anything we want.
PS. Perhaps the builder of which you speak is having the last laugh. :D

Chopped Liver
12-18-2017, 04:50 PM
wow this thread took off while I was gone. LOL. honeslty I like yukulele, or even you ka lei lee.

for beginners it alright to call it whatever you want, its actually very cute/adorable seeing a beginner calling it youkulele.

but I just found it hilarouls that a builder who sells ukulele for a business for many years or even make customs for thousands of dollars, don't even know how to say it properly. I just love it.

still brings me joy/laughter when I here another luthier say youkulele,, but please continue the love and building of the youkulele.

even Hawaii Is pronounced Havaee, but who cares how you pronounce it.

You know, you sound like you have a bone to pick with someone about more that just a pronunciation.

As a school teacher, should I find it cute/hilarious that you seem to be picking on someone else for their pronunciation of a word, and yet you have started all of your sentences without capital letters, used the word "don't" when it should be "doesn't" and misspelled the word "honestly" and "hilarious"? There are a couple of other errors, but I don't want to be picky . . .

Sorry, but something doesn't add up if we are trying to make sure everyone does everything correctly.

vanflynn
12-18-2017, 05:34 PM
Looks like a good time to put more pee-cans on my paw-con pie. Ala mode

Chopped Liver
12-18-2017, 05:37 PM
Looks like a good time to put more pee-cans on my paw-con pie. Ala mode

:D Daddy used to call them pee-cans and it drove Mother crazy! :D

WestyShane
12-19-2017, 07:49 AM
A true linguistic frontiersman ... Lead the charge! Be the change!


LOL, how inspiring!!

Down Up Dick
12-19-2017, 08:47 AM
“Damn the (funny looks) full speed ahead!” :old:

niwenomian
12-19-2017, 09:41 AM
I've read this whole thread through twice now and best I can tell the OP is just engaging in poor quality trolling. It's at someone's expense, make no mistake, but none of us are in on the "joke". I'm proud of UU for not even asking who this is about. Doesn't matter. "Another builder" who doesn't pronounce ukulele the "right" way? It comes off as a very thinly veiled attack on a "fellow" builder for the smallest and pettiest of imagined infractions.

I appreciate the high road taken by this community.

It's taken all my strength to resist pointing out the numerous spelling errors in the OPs posts. Hmm, guess I failed. Glass houses, OP.... LOL

Pirate Jim
12-19-2017, 09:58 AM
I've read this whole thread through twice now and best I can tell the OP is just engaging in poor quality trolling. It's at someone's expense, make no mistake, but none of us are in on the "joke". I'm proud of UU for not even asking who this is about. Doesn't matter. "Another builder" who doesn't pronounce ukulele the "right" way? It comes off as a very thinly veiled attack on a "fellow" builder for the smallest and pettiest of imagined infractions.

I appreciate the high road taken by this community.

It's taken all my strength to resist pointing out the numerous spelling errors in the OPs posts. Hmm, guess I failed. Glass houses, OP.... LOL

I, too, was delighted by how quickly everyone had a bit of fun and didn't take the bait!

Down Up Dick
12-19-2017, 10:16 AM
Well heck, I’ve had a reeeeally good time with it, and it didn’t cost me or anyone else anything. I hope it continues. :old:

Ukecaster
12-19-2017, 11:08 AM
Oh that is too funny, is that really your tree?

That would be cool, decorating the tree in Ukes, just make sure they don't fall... ;)

No, not my tree...but wish it was! ;)

AlohaKine
12-19-2017, 11:35 AM
No, not my tree...but wish it was! ;)


Ahhh, maybe one day... :)

komedy
12-20-2017, 04:01 AM
LOL , moderator please close this thread, seems people are getting offended by my thread which was not my intent, no i was not trolling, No I have no grudge against any builders or sellers. i love that they build ukuleles worldwide and please continue building. i even love it that they call it a youkulele.

I think you have to be from Hawaii to understand. ukulele is a Hawaiian word and pronounce only one way, i don't care if you call it youkulele or small guiter. that's your own choice. but me having great respect for the instrument find it AMUSING that famous builders or sellers, don't know the real name of the instrument. now I'm really certain even so called UU members here don't even know how to say it after reading this thread. which is totally fine :)

hell i worked at ukulele shop for over 15 years, and every customer say youkuleile, which is perfectly fine. i get a giggle everytime a tourist says it. no negative at all.

much love to the people who know how to say it, and also love for the noobs that don't.

sorry i think i have a weird sense of humor and love the yukuleile too much. :)






after reading this thread, I'm now curious on how many members actually know the real way to say ukulele?

komedy
12-20-2017, 04:07 AM
dude i think you missed the mark ,way way off. i don't get joy from others pain or misery, (not sure how you even got that). i just get a giggle when i hear an ukulele being called a youkulele by professionals. its a non theatning giggle ,like if i saw jake Shimabukuro calling his ukulele a youkulele. harmless humor. you just took it to a weird level. i think you might need to look into your own self ,


Deriving joy from witnessing the ignorance, pain or misery of others is not a welcome trait by polite people.

You might want to look into losing this appreciation for such ridicule.

komedy
12-20-2017, 04:11 AM
wow another member who took this way more serious then it should be.:)

You know, you sound like you have a bone to pick with someone about more that just a pronunciation.

As a school teacher, should I find it cute/hilarious that you seem to be picking on someone else for their pronunciation of a word, and yet you have started all of your sentences without capital letters, used the word "don't" when it should be "doesn't" and misspelled the word "honestly" and "hilarious"? There are a couple of other errors, but I don't want to be picky . . .

Sorry, but something doesn't add up if we are trying to make sure everyone does everything correctly.

komedy
12-20-2017, 04:17 AM
not sure what the joke is? and how am i attacking a builder for calling a Ukulele a Youkulele? is that really an attack? you must be crazy or real sensitive. sorry if i offended you somehow.



I've read this whole thread through twice now and best I can tell the OP is just engaging in poor quality trolling. It's at someone's expense, make no mistake, but none of us are in on the "joke". I'm proud of UU for not even asking who this is about. Doesn't matter. "Another builder" who doesn't pronounce ukulele the "right" way? It comes off as a very thinly veiled attack on a "fellow" builder for the smallest and pettiest of imagined infractions.

I appreciate the high road taken by this community.

It's taken all my strength to resist pointing out the numerous spelling errors in the OPs posts. Hmm, guess I failed. Glass houses, OP.... LOL

komedy
12-20-2017, 04:24 AM
moderator ,please close this thread, people literaly took this the wrong way, i apologize if you thought i targeted someone or thought i was hurting someone who calls it a youkuleili.

MopMan
12-20-2017, 04:56 AM
after reading this thread, I'm now curious on how many members actually know the real way to say ukulele?

Nearly everybody on this forum knows how the Hawaiians say it. It's just that we don't speak Hawaiian and we aren't pretentious turds. In English there is more than one acceptable pronunciation, and the less Hawaiian one is far more commonly used.

If you have something to say to your fellow Hawaiian builders, please feel free to tell them. The rest of us non-Hawaiians just find it tiresome.

buddhuu
12-20-2017, 05:32 AM
moderator ,please close this thread, people literaly took this the wrong way, i apologize if you thought i targeted someone or thought i was hurting someone who calls it a youkuleili.

A couple of things:

If you want a mod to close a thread then send a message or a report. We don't spend our whole lives monitoring every single thread so we don't necessarily see appeals made in posts. If every thread were like this one then monitoring them all would soon have us gnawing through the straps.

Trolling may not have been the intent here, but the opening post and some subsequent ones certainly seemed trollish and patronising.

More than happy to retire this tired thread. Have a good day/evening all.