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dt101
05-13-2008, 09:11 PM
What is the correct way to pronounce "Kneissl"?

scotus
05-13-2008, 10:02 PM
Say "K-nice-l."

scotus
05-13-2008, 10:06 PM
Lest anyone interpret the above as "Kay-nice-el," let's give it another try: "Kuh-nice-sul" but say this fast.

counter_puncher
05-13-2008, 10:26 PM
i thought it was nee-sil

scotus
05-13-2008, 11:00 PM
Kneissl is German/Austrian. "k" is not silent. And "ei" is pronounced as "ah-ee"

Your pronunciation is more appropriate for "Niesl".

dt101
05-13-2008, 11:39 PM
I have a friend from Austria. I will ask her and let you guys know!

officerdibble
05-13-2008, 11:43 PM
I can't believe an American is asking this: you chaps can't pronounce most English words properly ;-)

baek57
05-14-2008, 12:04 AM
i thought it was nee-sil

same. 10 chr

classic tennis
05-14-2008, 12:24 AM
Chapter 11 !

Abriano
05-14-2008, 01:22 AM
Say this really fast: "Can I sell"

kalic
05-14-2008, 02:09 AM
What about "Volkl" ?

slice bh compliment
05-14-2008, 02:18 AM
I can't believe an American is asking this: you chaps can't pronounce most English words properly ;-)

Haaa, ;-), the nerve of you sarcastic bastidges...the way you and your people butcher the American language!

What about "Volkl" ?

The v is like an F.
The umlaut over the o is like oe, almost if there were a silent r efter an e.
So basically, Voelkl....voerlkl... Furl-gkl.....with a silent r.

But in America, we just say volkel....or vocal....or even volkee.

retrowagen
05-14-2008, 11:54 AM
English speakers, say "Kuh-NICE-sul" as Scotus suggested; accent on the second syllable.

Now say "Fool-cull" for extra credit.

treblings
05-14-2008, 12:16 PM
Well itīs quite simple really. You pronounce it exactly the way it is written:)
If you happen to come to Austria though, it doesnīt matter how you pronounce the name. You canīt buy them in any shop. Itīs like going to the U.S. and asking for Bancroft rackets in a sports shop i guess.

Eastern Technifibre
05-14-2008, 01:04 PM
ka-nee-sil

dt101
05-17-2008, 12:32 AM
Lest anyone interpret the above as "Kay-nice-el," let's give it another try: "Kuh-nice-sul" but say this fast.

I believe this is the correct way to pronounce it.

[d]ragon
05-17-2008, 09:42 AM
i;ve always pronounced it like weasel except with a n sound

"neasel"

dt101
05-18-2008, 11:50 PM
Well itīs quite simple really. You pronounce it exactly the way it is written:)
If you happen to come to Austria though, it doesnīt matter how you pronounce the name. You canīt buy them in any shop. Itīs like going to the U.S. and asking for Bancroft rackets in a sports shop i guess.

How come Kneissl rackets are not available in Austria? Excuse my ignorance.

Gorecki
05-19-2008, 03:58 AM
i pronounce kneissl...

TNT16
05-19-2008, 04:28 AM
ragon;2343375']i;ve always pronounced it like weasel except with a n sound

"neasel"

That is incorrect. The K is pronounced. scotus has it right.

treblings
05-19-2008, 04:42 AM
dt101,
in Austria like in many other countries the racket market is dominated by the big racket companies. In our case thatīs Wilson, Prince, Head, Fischer, Dunlop. Most sports shops carry the rackets that the top pros play and therefore the public wants. My example with Bancroft was a bit extreme(do they still produce rackets?) but if you follow other threads you can see how difficult it is to get Pro Kennex rackets in the U.S. Also there is talk about Kneissl going out of business again.
To pronounce the name correctly , the k is not silent. Itīs k-nice-l

retrowagen
05-19-2008, 09:39 AM
How many of the posters on this thread can actually speak German fluently? I know I am one of them; I'd say 'treblings' there in Austria is one of them too. Anyone else? It might help readers to know who to trust for a "correct" pronunciation.

Blade0324
05-19-2008, 01:28 PM
Wgaf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tennis and Tennis
05-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Next thing you know they start asking how to pronounce Wilson....just kidding

slice bh compliment
05-19-2008, 05:54 PM
Next thing you know they start asking how to pronounce Wilson....just kidding

Jaaa, das is Vill-zonn.

dt101
05-24-2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks everyone for the input. I asked my friend and she's from Salzburg, Austria and she did confirm that the correct Austrian pronounciation of the word "Kneissl" was "k-nice-sul". And please don't post anymore smart *** remarks...the only reason why I started this thread was because I was just curious what the correct Austrian pronounciation of the word "Kneissl" was. Some said it was "k-nee-sul" and some said it was "k-nice-sul. Apparently the correct way to pronounce it is "k-nice-sul".

dt101
05-24-2008, 08:50 PM
dt101,
in Austria like in many other countries the racket market is dominated by the big racket companies. In our case thatīs Wilson, Prince, Head, Fischer, Dunlop. Most sports shops carry the rackets that the top pros play and therefore the public wants. My example with Bancroft was a bit extreme(do they still produce rackets?) but if you follow other threads you can see how difficult it is to get Pro Kennex rackets in the U.S. Also there is talk about Kneissl going out of business again.
To pronounce the name correctly , the k is not silent. Itīs k-nice-l



I'm sad to hear that they might go out of business. I like them because they are somewhat underground, and plus their red star logo is just so damn cool looking...it reminds me of the Heineken red star. I just bought their 9 pack tennis bag from Tennis Warehouse, because it just looks so cool, but unfortunately it is on back order...I hope I get it. Seriously though, that Kneissl tennis bag is one of the best looking bag I have ever seen.