How do you pronounce "Mavic"

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  1. janiejones

    janiejones New Member

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    hello,

    is it m -av-ic (the av as in have) or is it Mar-vic?
     
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  2. sogood

    sogood New Member

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    Whatever, as long as you keep that French accent! ;)
     
  3. BornInZion

    BornInZion New Member

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    may-vick, and in Germantown they say mah-wick.
     
  4. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross New Member

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    I've only ever heard it pronounced "ma-VEEK" with the accent on the 2nd syllable and a twinge of that French nasal attitude.
     
  5. sk8ar

    sk8ar New Member

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    I pronounce it like.
    Man only Ma
    vic like Victor
    Ma vic
    [Mawic]
     
  6. lwedge

    lwedge New Member

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    Anyway you want to Janie. It's your prerogative.





    A neighbor of mine who is French\Suisse pronounces it Mai-veek.


    lw
     
  7. graf zeppelin

    graf zeppelin New Member

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    Ditto.
     
  8. lwedge

    lwedge New Member

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    LOL ! Zeps, I have never heard it pronounced that way before... Ditto? :D :D

    lw
     
  9. DiabloScott

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    Thank you for spelling prerogative correctly!
     
  10. lwedge

    lwedge New Member

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    Yes sir.

    Hey Scott, you haven't been playing with matches around any bay area oil refineries have you. :D

    Did the Mt. Diablo territory get smoke from the fire ?

    lw
     
  11. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    Heard about that Richmond "shelter in place" this morning on the radio... that's quite a distance and a couple valleys away from Diablo though; no smoke around here. I'd rather live next to a nuke plant than a refinery.
     
  12. dannyyy

    dannyyy New Member

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    i say mah-vic or maa-vic
     
  13. Eastway82

    Eastway82 New Member

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    Is the correct answer. Have a biscuit.
     
  14. Wurm

    Wurm New Member

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    I pronounce Mavic: "oh-ver-PRICED". :D
     
  15. dgregory57

    dgregory57 New Member

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    I bypassed reading this thread for a while, but then I got curious.

    I pronounce it like maverick without the R sound... I have no idea if I pronounce it properly, but you asked. :D

    Perhaps someone should start a cycling web site with all of the proper brand name pronunciation... Since I assume your real question is, "What is the correct pronunciation of Mavic?"

    Or maybe it is a good topic for a wikipedia article. It is definitelty an interesting issue with the international flavor of the cycling industry.
     
  16. sogood

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  17. Wurm

    Wurm New Member

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    Which means since it's not an actual word, you can pronounce it any damned way you please.

    I think I'll have that biscuit now. :D
     
  18. janiejones

    janiejones New Member

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    I think I'll have that biscuit now. :D[/QUOTE]
    Yes you can have it - what type would you prefer?.
     
  19. Wurm

    Wurm New Member

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    I always liked that Aussie humor. :cool:
     
  20. rooman

    rooman New Member

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    who knows/cares ?...

    never really bothered about it...for me , its either mav-itch or mav-ic ( in "strayan") depending on how many coffees I've had...rarely gets a mention on TV anyway other an as "neutral service" (does it really matter?)...
     
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