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Yeeps or Yee-Prays?

Discussion in 'Woods of Ypres' started by Morothe, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Morothe

    Morothe Teh Forest King

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    Is it pronounced "Woods of Yeeps" or "Woods of Yee-Prays?" Me and my friend have been arguing for weeks on this.
     
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    I always thought its pronouced Woods of E-pray. then some teacher told me that the actual place, Ypres, in Belgium is pronouced eeps. but im sticking with the first one until i hear otherwise from David or something
     
  3. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    I say it "Woods of Yup-Prez"
     
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    Look at it this way..

    Ypres is francais

    go with the francais version.
     
  6. Wenchmaster

    Wenchmaster Wrath of Amemait

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    I say Woods of E-preh. :p
     
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    I just say Woods....fuck the rest of the name :lol:
     
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    Katatonica noise and whisper

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    i say Woods of E-press
     
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    Vex Loser Negative Vibe Merchant

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    I'm Belgian and this is how the name of our city, Ypres, is pronounced:

    EE-prh or EE-pr

    Be careful not to say EE-per or EE-pur.

    It has got to be a short, soft, and windy "prh".

    EDIT: If anybody wants me to, I could record a sound file of me saying it.
     
  11. Lionfrost

    Lionfrost Bearer of the toque

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    That's one of the best ways to offend 60% of the Belgian population, ie the Flemish part, myself counted within. Ypres is obviously the English version of Ieper, which is the way the name of the place is actually written. And my compatriot flemflames up here is correct in his way of describing the pronunciation.
    On the other hand, David has said a few times how the bandmembers pronounce their name "Woods of Eepray" so just go with that when referring to the band. I know I do.
     
  12. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    Holy shit, this is out of hand!!! :ill:

    With us, as in this band, according to us it's pronounced "E-Pray", as in the Windsor, Ontario, CANADA pronunciation (where the band was founded and where the band name came from, the park on Ypres Rd. etc...).

    That's my final answer. :)
     
  13. Thidrek

    Thidrek Dichter (und) Denker

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    i always say eepree, sounds nice to me :D
     
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    I've heard about the Flemish Independence Hoax in mid-december, what's your take on this?
     
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    SSJ2 Vegeta Melonhead

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    Same here.
     
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    end of thread.
     
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    Morothe Teh Forest King

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