A Rough Guide to Pronouncing Names of West German Pottery Companies

Sooner or later, every word that comes into the English language gets "Anglicized", but people also ask me about the Germanic pronunciation of the W. German pottery companies.  The truth is that I have no idea on most of them....but I know people who do.

Whether a person uses the Germanic or Anglicized pronunciation, and with whatever accent isn't necessarily important, but we do need to have some idea what the variations are just so we'll have a common "language" that helps us understand each other even when we use the language differently.

I'm intentionally not using standard phonetic spellings or most symbols since those are something of a language all their own.  Instead, I'm trying to create versions I hope everyone will recognize.  (Or using such versions sent to me by others.)

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Company Name
Anglicized Pronunciations
Germanic Pronunciation
Company Name Anglicized Pronunciations Germanic Pronunciation
buy, bahee
Marzi & Remy
mar' zee and rim' ee

kar' stens

roth,  rahth
rote, roat
sair uh ma' no
kare' uh ma no
roo' sha, rue' sha

Dümler & Breiden
doom' ler and bri' den

sah' wah
sah' vah
eye' wuh
eye' vah
sure rick or shoo rick
shoy rish
Emons & Sohne
ee' mahns


Haul' den slay bin

stew ler  stoo ler
shtoy' ler

stray' la
shtray' la
ill' krah

van daalen
van day' len, van dah' len

jazz' ba

joe peck' oh



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