Pronounciation.


tanner07
12-08-2003, 01:33 PM
What is the correct way of pronouncing it? I have heard all of these:

Murs-ee-a-loggo
Murs-ae-a-loggo
Murs-ee-a-lego
Murs-ae-a-lego
Merth-ee-a-loggo
Merth-ae-a-loggo
Merth-ee-a-leggo
Merth-ae-a-leggo
Murch-ee-a-loggo
Murch-ae-a-loggo
Murch-ee-a-lego
Murch-ae-a-lego.

SuPeRcAr_MaN
12-08-2003, 04:57 PM
The first one is correct. There is no th- or ch- sounds in the word.

aehaas
12-08-2003, 05:42 PM
Car and Driver 12/2001
The Murciélago—pronounced "mercy-eh-lah-go"—continues the squat, low-slung, mid-engined supercar proportions of the previous car, but it lacks the dramatic touches, such as the prominent radiator air intakes and the unusual plunging side windows. And this in a car that carries the bloodlines of the flamboyant Miura and Countach, two cars that absolutely rocked the automotive world at their debuts in the Sixties and Seventies.

R&T 5/2002
The afternoon sun must have been shining with extraordinary brilliance on October 5, 1879. A beautiful but ferocious bull named Murciélago (Mur-see-á-lah-go) entered the bullring in Cordoba, Spain, and was met by matador Rafael Molina, nicknamed Lagartijo, or "Lounge Lizard." And instead of delivering death during suerte suprema, the third and final stage of La Corrida, Molina chose not to plunge his sword into Murciélago's heart and spared the bull's life. A rare occurrence indeed, one that is reserved for a bull that has shown exceptional spirit and strength in the arena.

I remember seeing the name someplace else and it was something like Merth-ee-a-leggo.

aehaas

tanner07
12-08-2003, 07:46 PM
I remember seeing the name someplace else and it was something like Merth-ee-a-leggo.

aehaas

Yeah, I remember reading in a magazine "prounonced with a lispy th- (mer-thee-eh-loggo)

spare_me_a_murci
12-09-2003, 04:54 AM
being from a latin country, I can clearly state that Mercy and merth are clearly wrong... and as supercarman wrote, there are no 'ch's and 'th's also!! I would also choose the first option on tanner's list... but it is really hard trying to teach a non Latin to prounouce it the right way.. so please take a look at this old thread:

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=80005

rahulchand
12-09-2003, 08:22 PM
I have seen so many reviews of the Murcielago on TV such as Top Gear and Fifith Gear etc. So far not a single motoring journalist has said the name like the way it is supposed to be pronounced.

tanner07
12-09-2003, 09:17 PM
Thanks alot murc, that's a sweet site.

Guyanson_Mendiola
12-09-2003, 10:26 PM
it's pronounced Mercy-a-lago.

TexasF355F1
12-10-2003, 12:12 AM
being from a latin country, I can clearly state that Mercy and merth are clearly wrong... and as supercarman wrote, there are no 'ch's and 'th's also!! I would also choose the first option on tanner's list... but it is really hard trying to teach a non Latin to prounouce it the right way.. so please take a look at this old thread:

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=80005
I'm glad you found that. I was looking for it, but couldn't find it. I wish JESUS still came around.

spare_me_a_murci
12-10-2003, 04:42 AM
it's pronounced Mercy-a-lago.

man... this car is anything but MERCYfull ! and no, that's not the correct way to prounounce it. TexasF355F1 is completely right... Jesus would be the right person to explain because he is really spanish... I'm just a neighbour, I'm portuguese...

rahulchand
12-10-2003, 06:30 AM
I always thought that god used to drive a Ferrari.LOL:)

Seriously it is mur(tongue rolls here....rrrrr)thialago

aehaas
12-10-2003, 11:36 AM
I just asked a spanish (actually grew up in Spain) physcician co-worker how one says Bat in spanish and it sounded more like:

Moore-th-ae-a-loggo

aehaas

TexasF355F1
12-10-2003, 12:37 PM
I just asked a spanish (actually grew up in Spain) physcician co-worker how one says Bat in spanish and it sounded more like:

Moore-th-ae-a-loggo

aehaas
The "moor" part is correct. But if you listen to the audio file, there is no 'th' sound. Having taken three years of spanish, you really have roll your tounge while saying the word.

wings700
12-10-2003, 03:28 PM
The "moor" part is correct. But if you listen to the audio file, there is no 'th' sound. Having taken three years of spanish, you really have roll your tounge while saying the word.

Its correct pronownciation is///exxxxxpensssive!

gogoji
12-17-2003, 05:01 PM
correct way is moor-si-ela-go

rahulchand
12-17-2003, 07:22 PM
Give it up and ask someone who speaks Spanish and then get your toungue rolling.

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