How do you pronounce Loewe?

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  1. jeff lam

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    Is it Low as in low and high, luve as in the museum in France or am I just way off?
     
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    Joel Silver pronounces it ... Looooo (like louvre) vah ... so that is how I pronounce it ... [​IMG]
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    Michael would be correct. Another way to pronounce "Loewe" would be: "It's the best consumer direct-view set money can buy."
     
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    I thought it was Lou-Vey
     
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    The "oe" is pronounced similar to how the "i" in "bird" is pronounced, and the "e" at the end is not silent... so an approximate pronounciation would be "lur-va" (with the "r" silent of course).
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    This is a video clip from a press conference with the board of Loewe. It's in German, and at 38:13 in the clip you'll hear the CEO of the company pronounce the name very clearly. I think that's the best authority on the pronounciation we can get. [​IMG]
    rtsp://rd01.t-bn.de/ondemand/loeweopta/bilanzpk_42.rm
    /Mike
     
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    Yeah, in English I think it's LUHR-vuh, more or less.

    Jan
     
  7. Jack Briggs

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    You know? That's right. And I've heard it pronounced "lur-va" more often than not. Just say to the dealer, "Do you stock those big, piano-gloss, German-made direct-view sets that produce just about the best picture a consumer can achieve with a television?"
     
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    I'm told it means Lion.
     
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    Mike - thanks for the clip!
     

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