Correct pronunciation of Kneissl

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  1. dt101

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    What is the correct way to pronounce "Kneissl"?
     
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  2. scotus

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    Say "K-nice-l."
     
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  3. scotus

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    Lest anyone interpret the above as "Kay-nice-el," let's give it another try: "Kuh-nice-sul" but say this fast.
     
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    i thought it was nee-sil
     
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  5. scotus

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    Kneissl is German/Austrian. "k" is not silent. And "ei" is pronounced as "ah-ee"

    Your pronunciation is more appropriate for "Niesl".
     
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  6. dt101

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    I have a friend from Austria. I will ask her and let you guys know!
     
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  7. officerdibble

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    I can't believe an American is asking this: you chaps can't pronounce most English words properly ;-)
     
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  8. baek57

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    same. 10 chr
     
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    Chapter 11 !
     
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    Say this really fast: "Can I sell"
     
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    What about "Volkl" ?
     
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  12. slice bh compliment

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

    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.
     
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  13. retrowagen

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    English speakers, say "Kuh-NICE-sul" as Scotus suggested; accent on the second syllable.

    Now say "Fool-cull" for extra credit.
     
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  14. treblings

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    Well it´s quite simple really. You pronounce it exactly the way it is written:)
    If you happen to come to Austria though, it doesn´t matter how you pronounce the name. You can´t buy them in any shop. It´s like going to the U.S. and asking for Bancroft rackets in a sports shop i guess.
     
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  16. dt101

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    I believe this is the correct way to pronounce it.
     
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  17. [d]ragon

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    i;ve always pronounced it like weasel except with a n sound

    "neasel"
     
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  18. dt101

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    How come Kneissl rackets are not available in Austria? Excuse my ignorance.
     
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    i pronounce kneissl...
     
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  20. TNT16

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

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    dt101,
    in Austria like in many other countries the racket market is dominated by the big racket companies. In our case that´s 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. It´s k-nice-l
     
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  22. retrowagen

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    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.
     
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    Wgaf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  24. Tennis and Tennis

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    Next thing you know they start asking how to pronounce Wilson....just kidding
     
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    Jaaa, das is Vill-zonn.
     
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    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 ass 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".
     
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    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.
     
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