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Ukuleleblues
09-04-2013, 11:58 AM
I was looking for the phoenetic spelling of ukulele and ran across this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Z8TGAi1SI

Does anyone pronounce it like this? (Be Honest)

PS Hope to see all you uke player in the SE this Sept 14 at the festival.

mikelz777
09-04-2013, 12:17 PM
I pronounce it you-kah-lay-lee. I'm not a resident or native of Hawaii so I'd feel like an idiot and couldn't pull off pronouncing it oo-koo-lay-lay. The latter pronunciation is just not in me but as for others, YMMV.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
09-04-2013, 12:19 PM
Yes, I use it interchangeably with "ookulele". Depends who you're talking with. You say "ook" to people that aren't within our tight little circle of ukedom and they look at you like you're crazy unless to amend your statement with "youkulele". It doesn't really matter as long as you play the thing!

Ukejenny
09-04-2013, 12:45 PM
OF COURSE I DON'T SAY IT LIKE THAT!!! My deep Southern accent adds several syllables. :nana:

PhilUSAFRet
09-04-2013, 04:37 PM
Let's just keep that with Turmeric, mascarpone, and a whole host of things that many people choose to pronounce creatively.

Hammond
09-04-2013, 05:54 PM
I say in the Hawaii's way "oo-koo-le-le" at all time. I tell everyone the word in Hawaii means "jumping flea". I feel they should know the background of what they see and play. Instead of a meaningless name.:)

Bao
09-04-2013, 06:06 PM
I've gotten used to pronouncing it as 'ookulele'. Though, I sometimes mumble when I'm talking so either way, they wouldn't know what I'm saying.

ksiegel
09-04-2013, 06:51 PM
really, it depends on who I am speaking with. I tend to pick up on the speech patterns of those around me, and some stay, some don't.

But I'm with Chuck - Just play the thing!

You say poTAY toe, I say poTAH toe,
You say to MAY toe, I say to MAH toe.
To May to, to mah toe, po tay toe, po tah toe...
Let's call the whole thing off!



-Kurt

Hammond
09-04-2013, 06:54 PM
You say poTAY toe, I say poTAH toe,
You say to MAY toe, I say to MAH toe.
To May to, to mah toe, po tay toe, po tah toe...
Let's call the whole thing off!



-Kurt
Like that!! :D

Actually I say "Oo-koo-le-le", people around me say "Yukulili". I don't see them crazy, they don't hear the different.

ScooterD35
09-05-2013, 04:11 AM
Yes, I use it interchangeably with "ookulele". Depends who you're talking with. You say "ook" to people that aren't within our tight little circle of ukedom and they look at you like you're crazy unless to amend your statement with "youkulele". It doesn't really matter as long as you play the thing!

Could not have said it better.


Scooter

mds725
09-05-2013, 12:22 PM
Yes, I use it interchangeably with "ookulele". Depends who you're talking with. You say "ook" to people that aren't within our tight little circle of ukedom and they look at you like you're crazy unless to amend your statement with "youkulele". It doesn't really matter as long as you play the thing!

Yes, this.