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Pronunciation

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:52 pm
by Paige
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?

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:36 pm
by AZDehlin


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

Welcome to the forum :)

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:42 pm
by JoshC
Nice video

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:20 am
by Booma
Cool video

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:30 am
by Paige
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!

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:29 am
by Katlin
Tam-ass(sorry)-can

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:21 am
by AZDehlin
Convel wrote:Tam-ass(sorry)-can
Ha, I never thought of sounding it out like that

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:04 am
by Katlin
Well that vodcast is very british (sorry deb) pronunciation.

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:54 am
by Booma
With the Aussie accent, I say it like deb too

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:26 pm
by silvermagpie
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:

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:41 pm
by Paige
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.

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:15 pm
by AZDehlin
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:

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:18 pm
by Nino
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:

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:07 am
by Katlin
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.

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:07 am
by Nino
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:

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:58 am
by Tiantai
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.

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:08 pm
by AngieH
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*

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:21 pm
by silvermagpie
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:

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:43 am
by Nimwey
Sorry for reviving an old thread, but I pronounce it basically the same way as "Alaskan".
Except with a Tam instead of an Al. ;)

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:03 pm
by Eventide
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 ;)

Re: Pronunciation

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:09 pm
by Katlin
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 :)