Is it pronounced "Sue" or "Shoe"?

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  1. Ben_wood

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    Since I'm planning on getting a Hsu Research VTF-2 sub, I was wondering is the good Dr's name pronounced "Sue" or "Shoe"? AV123.com says it's "Shoe" while Bluewhaleaudio.com insists that "Sue" is correct. Please enlighten me!!
     
  2. John Garcia

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    I say "Sue".
     
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    Believe it or not, the correct pronounciation of this Chinese surname is "SHE".

    However, many many people mistakenly pronounce it as "SHU", so what can you do?
     
  5. Walt N

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    I asked that question when I talked to them on the phone recently.

    Me-- "....Shoe or Sue?"
    Them-- "It's pronounced like "Sue".
     
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  7. Walt N

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    I don't doubt that Roger, but for whatever reason they're calling themselves "Sue" Research. Call 'em up and you'll see they even answer the phone that way.
     
  8. John F. Palacio

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    Hmmm. A boy named Sue? Or She?
    HMMMMM[​IMG]
     
  9. Aaron H

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    Funny, I never even thought about pronouncing the word out - I've always said "H-S-U". Just like when I say "S-V-S".

    Aaron
     
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    When people ask me about my system, I just say H-S-U V-T-F-3. [​IMG]
     
  11. Joe Hsu

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    IT'S PRONOUNCED "SOO" or "SUE" DAMMIT!
    [​IMG]
    I have absolutely no affiliation with them, although that would be nice. ^_^
     
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    i like hizzzu... way more thug like.
    p
     
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    I've read the threads that say "Sue" is the correct way to say it, but in reality I'm still like Aaron saying H-S-U.
     
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    oops...thought they had it on their site at one time that it was *shoe* guess we (av123) were wrong :b


    Sean
     
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    For those non-chinese speaking people, it's pronounced "sue", like what Joe Hsu said (I think he would know!). If you want to say the last name in Mandarin though, the word's consonant and the vowel sounds do not exist in the english language. The "s" sound is actually in between "s" and "sh". To make the "ue" sound, say the "ee" sound but reshape your lips to make a "oo" sound without changing the position of your tongue. That's the best explanation I can give.
    Then there's the element of tones... but I won't get into that one. [​IMG]
     
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    What Aaron said?! Don't you mean what I said? Oh... wait. We posted at the SAME TIME! LOL
    Winston T-S-A-N-G... don't even get me started on trying to teach people how to pronounce my last name. [​IMG]
     
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    "Funny, I never even thought about pronouncing the word out - I've always said "H-S-U". Just like when I say "S-V-S"."
    Me too..
    [​IMG]
     
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    If the comrads back in mainland had it their way, iwould be Xu. And Tsang would be Zhang.
     
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    Actually, every time I see that HSU on the HTF forum I say A-CH-ES-YOU or in other words, I just sound out the letters HSU in my head. Just like SVS or any other initials. I never thought it was a word.
     
  20. Ben_wood

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    It doesn't seem like theres a clear-cut answer.
     

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