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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    How far back do you want to go? What preceded the lute?

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    Who knows. Lutes date back as far as 2000 BC. I wasnt around then so I can't say
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryS View Post
    Who knows. Lutes date back as far as 2000 BC. I wasnt around then so I can't say
    The hunting bow, twanged by bored homo sapiens as they waited for dinner to appear...

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    Technically, the Hawaiian word is pronounced "oo-koo-leh-leh" The "e" in Hawaiian is not pronounced "ay."

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    We have to spell it as 'ukulele (style police thing in the University of Hawaii) and thus use it in sentences as an 'ukulele. Because the first vowel is often pronounced incorrectly outside of the 50th state, it's common hear it referred to as "a" ukulele (you-caw-lay-lee rather than ooh-koo-le-le).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mds725 View Post
    Technically, the Hawaiian word is pronounced "oo-koo-leh-leh" The "e" in Hawaiian is not pronounced "ay."
    Yep, lell eh not lay lee
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    Of course it is a little guitar, it is not a mandolin for example.

    I like the hawaiian pronounciation, same as in my finnish, and I am disgusted with americanized one hehe.
    Did Iz ever say yukulele?

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    Its actually in the lute family but I just say its a ukulele.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...umber:_321.322

    These instruments may be known as necked box lutes or necked guitars.
    So now I alternatively can call my ukulele for a necked guitar. Are there non-necked guitars?

    Now let me continue playing my 321.322-5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarmo_S View Post
    Of course it is a little guitar, it is not a mandolin for example.

    I like the hawaiian pronounciation, same as in my finnish, and I am disgusted with americanized one hehe.
    Did Iz ever say yukulele?
    Hawaii is part of USA. and therefore American, so both the Hawaiian and mainland pronunciations are BOTH American.

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    "You say tomato. I say tomarto."
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