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Pronunciation

Post by Paige » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:52 pm

What is the correct pronunciation of Tamaskan? I'm afraid I might be saying it wrong when I tell friends about the breed. Is there a youtube video somewhere that might have somebody saying it?

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by AZDehlin » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:36 pm



Here is a video with the proper pronunciation. Hope you don't mind Debby if I reposted this one :)

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by JoshC » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:42 pm

Nice video

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Booma » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:20 am

Cool video
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Paige » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:30 am

Thanks for posting that great video! I had been saying it right, thankfully! Now I don't have to retrain myself to say if differently :lol: Also, thanks for the welcome!

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Katlin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:29 am

Tam-ass(sorry)-can
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by AZDehlin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:21 am

Convel wrote:Tam-ass(sorry)-can
Ha, I never thought of sounding it out like that

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Katlin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:04 am

Well that vodcast is very british (sorry deb) pronunciation.
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Booma » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:54 am

With the Aussie accent, I say it like deb too
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by silvermagpie » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:26 pm

Great post Paige and that's a really lovely video. My husband has been pronouncing Tamaskan like a type of anti depressant (Ta ma za kan) for a long time, :roll: he takes great delight in winding me up :roll: But he makes a lovely cup of tea :lol:

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Paige » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:41 pm

I'm not going to lie, I'm from the middle-of-nowhere America and I'm horribly guilty of having an accent to match, so I was pretty worried I was pronouncing it like a redneck.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by AZDehlin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:15 pm

silvermagpie wrote:Great post Paige and that's a really lovely video. My husband has been pronouncing Tamaskan like a type of anti depressant (Ta ma za kan) for a long time, :roll: he takes great delight in winding me up :roll: But he makes a lovely cup of tea :lol:
Took me a few months until I figured out I was pronouncing it all wrong ( Tu-mask-an) is how I use to say it :oops:

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Nino » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:18 pm

Convel wrote:Well that vodcast is very british (sorry deb) pronunciation.
Well I am danish and pronounce it just like that.. and have been even before I heard it done there..
making it longer tam-ass-kan is very american :lol:
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Katlin » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:07 am

Nino wrote:
Convel wrote:Well that vodcast is very british (sorry deb) pronunciation.
Well I am danish and pronounce it just like that.. and have been even before I heard it done there..
making it longer tam-ass-kan is very american :lol:
I heard the american as Tom-ass-can. I'd honestly say Canada tends to pronounce the a's with greater emphasis.
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Nino » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:07 am

Convel wrote:
Nino wrote:
Convel wrote:Well that vodcast is very british (sorry deb) pronunciation.
Well I am danish and pronounce it just like that.. and have been even before I heard it done there..
making it longer tam-ass-kan is very american :lol:
I heard the american as Tom-ass-can. I'd honestly say Canada tends to pronounce the a's with greater emphasis.
My Canadian family say it like Debby - but I did teach them :lol:
they can almost say my name the right way too :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Tiantai » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:58 am

Paige wrote:What is the correct pronunciation of Tamaskan? I'm afraid I might be saying it wrong when I tell friends about the breed. Is there a youtube video somewhere that might have somebody saying it?
I think that the proper pronunciation might be táh-MAHS-kán with all short "a" sounds as in "mat" because I've heard a Metis (part Inuit and French) call his husky "Tamaska" with all short a sounds so that's how I pronounce it. But you're free to pronounce it in anyway you like, I've heard tam-ahs-kan, ta-mass-kan, táh-MAHS-kán, tama-scan, etc. as long as it sounds like the way it's spelled.
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by AngieH » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:08 pm

silvermagpie wrote:Great post Paige and that's a really lovely video. My husband has been pronouncing Tamaskan like a type of anti depressant (Ta ma za kan) for a long time, :roll: he takes great delight in winding me up :roll: But he makes a lovely cup of tea :lol:
How long do you think before Tamaskan ownership is prescribed as a cure for depression? :lol:


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Re: Pronunciation

Post by silvermagpie » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:21 pm

AngieH wrote:
silvermagpie wrote:Great post Paige and that's a really lovely video. My husband has been pronouncing Tamaskan like a type of anti depressant (Ta ma za kan) for a long time, :roll: he takes great delight in winding me up :roll: But he makes a lovely cup of tea :lol:
How long do you think before Tamaskan ownership is prescribed as a cure for depression? :lol:


Yep! a hot cup of tea and a warm pup at your feet can cure *anything*
Angie your a lady after my own heart and sense of humour. :lol:

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Nimwey » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:43 am

Sorry for reviving an old thread, but I pronounce it basically the same way as "Alaskan".
Except with a Tam instead of an Al. ;)
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Eventide » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:03 pm

AngieH wrote: How long do you think before Tamaskan ownership is prescribed as a cure for depression? :lol:
Yep! a hot cup of tea and a warm pup at your feet can cure *anything*
Oh, Angie, that's exactly what Max is for me ;) I'm pretty sure I need him more than he needs me.

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fangjingtuanlucas wrote: I think that the proper pronunciation might be táh-MAHS-kán with all short "a" sounds as in "mat" because I've heard a Metis (part Inuit and French) call his husky "Tamaska" with all short a sounds so that's how I pronounce it. But you're free to pronounce it in anyway you like, I've heard tam-ahs-kan, ta-mass-kan, táh-MAHS-kán, tama-scan, etc. as long as it sounds like the way it's spelled.
I say ta-mass-kan with the emphasis on the "mass." Must be that southern (maryland) drawl ;)
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Katlin » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:09 pm

Dottie wrote: I say ta-mass-kan with the emphasis on the "mass." Must be that southern (maryland) drawl ;)
Same way I say it too :)
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