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How do you pronounce "Thales"

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How do you pronounce "Thales"

Postby samsharpe » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:54 am

Okay, so this is probably the stupidest question to be posted in a while, but I avoid bringing the new multiband radio up in conversation because I don't know how to pronounce it...

Is THALES

"TH" like "THING"

"A" like "ADAM"

"LES" like "LEE" (a guy's name) ?????

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Re: How do you pronounce "Thales"

Postby Tom in D.C. » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:26 am

The company pronounces it "Taliz" with a short "a" as in "Ah the hell with it!"
Most of us around here (except for one guy, and you know who your are) just pronounce it "Thails."
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Re: How do you pronounce "Thales"

Postby boomboy64 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:59 pm

Thales - ("talus") rhymes with Dallas

I once mentioned Thales - ("Thails") in front of a company FSR and he corrected me...

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Re: How do you pronounce "Thales"

Postby samsharpe » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:22 pm

Depending on the part of the county you were raised in, Dallas could pronounced with the "as" like one's rear section or like "us" as in you and me.

So that still leaves Thal-ass or Thal-us.

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Re: How do you pronounce "Thales"

Postby akardam » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:19 pm

Well, it's kind of offtopic, but on the other hand it's usefull info (I've asked this question myself), so we'll tack it up top for now, and close the thread.

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Re: How do you pronounce "Thales"

Postby mr.syntrx » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:19 am

boomboy64 wrote:Thales - ("talus") rhymes with Dallas


That's they way I've heard their staff pronounce it.


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