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Pronunciation ??

Phil Hystad
OK, maybe I am saying it wrong.  Ran into a couple of guys on the air and they are pronouncing the name of Elecraft different from me.  What do the experts say?

I am saying "El-eh-craft".  The other guys were saying "El-craft"?  I have three syllables in the name and they have two.  I sort of thought of the name like "electronics + craft" so took two syllables from the "electronics" part.

Sure it is silly question.
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Re: Pronunciation ??

Mike Reublin
When I call 'em on the fone they say El-eh-craft.

Mike NF4L

Phil Hystad wrote:

> OK, maybe I am saying it wrong.  Ran into a couple of guys on the air and they are pronouncing the name of Elecraft different from me.  What do the experts say?
>
> I am saying "El-eh-craft".  The other guys were saying "El-craft"?  I have three syllables in the name and they have two.  I sort of thought of the name like "electronics + craft" so took two syllables from the "electronics" part.
>
> Sure it is silly question.
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Re: Pronunciation ??

Bruce Beford-2
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Simple.

The proper pronunciation has always been right on the Home Page of the
Elecraft website:

"How do you say Elecraft?    Ele (as in "Elegant") + Craft."

Next topic.


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Re: Pronunciation ??

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ
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'Ele' as in 'Ele-gant'  + 'craft'.

73, Eric


Mike wrote:

> When I call 'em on the fone they say El-eh-craft.
>
> Mike NF4L
>
> Phil Hystad wrote:
>  
>> OK, maybe I am saying it wrong.  Ran into a couple of guys on the air and they are pronouncing the name of Elecraft different from me.  What do the experts say?
>>
>> I am saying "El-eh-craft".  The other guys were saying "El-craft"?  I have three syllables in the name and they have two.  I sort of thought of the name like "electronics + craft" so took two syllables from the "electronics" part.
>>
>> Sure it is silly question.
>>
>>    
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Re: Pronunciation ??

Dick Dievendorff
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Phil, I think you have the right pronunciation.

I've always heard it pronounced with three syllables, as if it were formed
from the concatenation of "ele" from "elegant" and "craft" from
"craftsmanship".

I've talked with the founders, and whenever I've heard them say "Elecraft",
it's always with three syllables.

Dick, K6KR


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Subject: [Elecraft] Pronunciation ??

OK, maybe I am saying it wrong.  Ran into a couple of guys on the air and
they are pronouncing the name of Elecraft different from me.  What do the
experts say?

I am saying "El-eh-craft".  The other guys were saying "El-craft"?  I have
three syllables in the name and they have two.  I sort of thought of the
name like "electronics + craft" so took two syllables from the "electronics"
part.

Sure it is silly question.
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Re: Pronunciation ??

AB3EN
I gave up and just refer to both the company and rig in a single easy to say "K3".

Dan AB3EN

Dick Dievendorff wrote

I've talked with the founders, and whenever I've heard them say "Elecraft",
it's always with three syllables.

Dick, K6KR



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Re: Pronunciation ??

GW0ETF
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An old timer not up to speed with latest technology (and hearing) thought I'd gone retro and bought an 'Ellecrafters' radio....

73,

Stewart Rolfe, GW0ETF

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft wrote
'Ele' as in 'Ele-gant'  + 'craft'.

73, Eric
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Re: Pronunciation ??

Paul ZL3IN-2
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Still doesn't help us hicks who talk with strange accents. How about
posting a wav file on the company web site? We could listen to it on our
epods and practice the correct pronunciation while taking the bus to
work! Hey... epod - now there's an interesting product idea!

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft wrote:
> 'Ele' as in 'Ele-gant'  + 'craft'.
>
> 73, Eric
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Re: Pronunciation ??

M0XDF
El - e - craft

73 de M0XDF, K3 #174
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge  
faster than society gathers wisdom. -Isaac Asimov, scientist and  
writer (1920-1992)

On 26 Nov 2009, at 19:50, Paul ZL3IN wrote:

> Still doesn't help us hicks who talk with strange accents. How about
> posting a wav file on the company web site? We could listen to it on  
> our
> epods and practice the correct pronunciation while taking the bus to
> work! Hey... epod - now there's an interesting product idea!
>
> Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft wrote:
>> 'Ele' as in 'Ele-gant'  + 'craft'.

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Re: Pronunciation ??

ON4WIX
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The Queen's version of the pronunciation might be something like this:
Elecraft (eleˈcrɑːft).
But then again... ;-)

73
Glenn ON4WIX
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> Still doesn't help us hicks who talk with strange accents. How about
> posting a wav file on the company web site? We could listen to it on our
> epods and practice the correct pronunciation while taking the bus to
> work! Hey... epod - now there's an interesting product idea!
>
> Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft wrote:
>> 'Ele' as in 'Ele-gant'  + 'craft'.
>>
>> 73, Eric
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M0XDF
Who's Queen?
:-)
73 de M0XDF, K3 #174
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If you do a good job, nobody knows. If you screw up, everybody gets  
covered in s**t!

On 26 Nov 2009, at 20:14, ON4WIX wrote:

> The Queen's version of the pronunciation might be something like this:
> Elecraft (eleˈcrɑːft).
> But then again... ;-)

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ON4WIX
This should give you a rough idea ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY
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> Who's Queen?
> :-)
> 73 de M0XDF, K3 #174
> --
> Being a System Administrator is like being a plumber.
> If you do a good job, nobody knows. If you screw up, everybody gets
> covered in s**t!
>
> On 26 Nov 2009, at 20:14, ON4WIX wrote:
>
>> The Queen's version of the pronunciation might be something like this:
>> Elecraft (eleˈcrɑːft).
>> But then again... ;-)
>
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Re: Pronunciation ??

Richard Squire - HB9ANM
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Now, now David...
El-e-craft of course but I'd pronounce the "a" as in "star", not as in "stack"
(I'm British born)
Now IMHO it's about time to end this thread and get back to DX!
73
Richard - HB9ANM

<quote author="David Ferrington, M0XDF">
Who's Queen?
:-)
73 de M0XDF, K3 #174
Richard - HB9ANM
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Richard Squire - HB9ANM
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Now, now David...
El-e-craft of course but I'd pronounce the "a" as in "star", not as in "stack"
(I'm British born)
Now IMHO it's about time to end this thread and get back to DX!
73
Richard - HB9ANM

<quote author="David Ferrington, M0XDF">
Who's Queen?
:-)
73 de M0XDF, K3 #174
Richard - HB9ANM
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Richard Squire - HB9ANM
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Now, now David...
El-e-craft of course but I'd pronounce the "a" as in "star", not as in "stack"
(I'm British born)
Now IMHO it's about time to end this thread and get back to DX!
73
Richard - HB9ANM

<quote author="David Ferrington, M0XDF">
Who's Queen?
:-)
73 de M0XDF, K3 #174
Richard - HB9ANM
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Re: Pronunciation ??

Rick Dettinger-3
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On Nov 26, 2009, at 12:26 PM, David Ferrington, M0XDF wrote:

> Who's Queen?
> :-)
> 73 de M0XDF, K3 #174

Not ours!  But I think there is a little history there :-)

Rick Dettinger
K7MW, in the non-former colony of Washington State,  USA
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