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vcharng #1 Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

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As title, just how is the word pronounced? 

I'm currently reading it as "wire-away" but I'm almost definitely sure that this isn't correct.

Google translation reads something like a faster version of "we're away", which I don't really trust as well.

In Japanese the name is transliterated into "Wai-ra-way", probably closer?

I learnt that this word came from indigenous Australian language, so perhaps it would be read in a less intuitive way.



CamuMahubah #2 Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:15 PM

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I pronounce it like whirlaway without the h and l.  I guess I leave out the URL sound.  Whir a way.  

 

Not that,that is even right.



ArrowZ_ #3 Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:21 PM

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"Wee-ruh-way"

 

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tmaco #4 Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:18 PM

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We'r away with an i in place of e, is good enough.

Most Aussie's have trouble with aboriginal words form other areas or not commonly used.

Love to get Sydney radio jocks just arrived in country stations trying to pronounce small town names.



Toggle #5 Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

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I usually pronounce it to the tune of The Lion Sleeps Tonight

"Uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway

In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight....

 

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Pronounced: We're away


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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #6 Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:16 PM

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View PostToggle, on 07 January 2018 - 09:30 AM, said:

I usually pronounce it to the tune of The Lion Sleeps Tonight

"Uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway, uh Wirraway

In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight....

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=QvsQ9hYKq7c

 

Pronounced: We're away

 

you know that was my joke Toggle... I'd sing it in TS until I was alone... didn't take long

:P


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


spanks2 #7 Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:30 AM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 07 January 2018 - 04:16 PM, said:

 

you know that was my joke Toggle... I'd sing it in TS until I was alone... didn't take long

:P

 

...and it worked beautifully...

Toggle #8 Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:30 PM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 07 January 2018 - 04:16 PM, said:

 

you know that was my joke Toggle... I'd sing it in TS until I was alone... didn't take long

:P

 

Great minds.....

From the time I had the plane....  Come to think of it, before I had the plane (while working toward it), that tune popped into my head and has been there ever since.



Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #9 Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:36 PM

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View PostToggle, on 09 January 2018 - 12:30 PM, said:

 

Great minds.....

oh, I see... well don't you think highly of yourself...

hehe

 

From the time I had the plane....  Come to think of it, before I had the plane (while working toward it), that tune popped into my head and has been there ever since.

it really did for me also... I makeup irreverent names for things I find funny...

for me it's a sickness, curse and a hobby... covers the 3 mind groups

 


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


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I just use the proper pronunciation... Wirraway

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Australian here, I'm pretty sure it'd be pronounced 'wirra-way'

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 07 January 2018 - 11:16 AM, said:

 

you know that was my joke Toggle... I'd sing it in TS until I was alone... didn't take long

:P

 

:teethhappy:​ That was the first thing that popped in my head as well.

 

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Grizz682 #13 Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:14 PM

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Yeah from a Aussie Wirr - a - way

 



Landsraad #14 Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:55 AM

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Whir-away here. The other ways just seem kind of weird to me. Of course when it's on my tail I just want it to goaway.[/badpun]

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americans pronounce it like a breathy "wurraway"

 

like the racehorse Whirlaway...

 

 

wiki shows a loose name affiliation with another famous flight name

 

Whirlaway was an American champion thoroughbred racehorse.
The chestnut horse was sired by English Derby winner Blenheim, out of the broodmare Dustwhirl.
Whirlaway was bred at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Wikipedia
 
BornApril 2, 1938
DiedApril 6, 1953
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NAcamdy #16 Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:32 AM

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best way i can think of to help non australian's to say it. is to say the first part wirr sounds similar to the word weird without the D at the end so weir.





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