Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:28 am


All times are UTC - 5 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:34 am 
Offline
Mahogany
Mahogany

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:03 pm
Posts: 85
I've been monkeying around with a little sapele, and have heard it pronounced a few different ways now. So, what is the proper way to pronounce sapele? Is it sa-pell, sa-pell-eee, sa-peel, or something else?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:45 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:25 pm
Posts: 7179
Location: United States
I would like to offer that since it is a word of African origin, the most likely pronunciation is:

Suh-pay-lay

I'll ask my next door neighbor...he's from Africa.

_________________
"I want to know what kind of pickups Vince Gill uses in his Tele, because if I had those, as good of a player as I am, I'm sure I could make it sound like that.
Only badly."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:47 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:14 pm
Posts: 1038
First name: Heath
Last Name: Blair
City: Visalia
State: California
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur

i dont really know, but here is what dictionary.com says


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sapele


_________________
sweat the small stuff.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:48 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:14 pm
Posts: 1038
First name: Heath
Last Name: Blair
City: Visalia
State: California
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
i think whatever is accepted in the wood community is probably just cool with me. suh-pay-lay sounds alot better than suh-pee-lee to me. so im with don.

_________________
sweat the small stuff.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:12 am 
Offline
Walnut
Walnut

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:18 am
Posts: 21

I pronounce it Suh pell eee.


The guy at the exotics lumber place calls it Suh pee lay.


I also call it a great bang for the buck!



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:47 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:50 am
Posts: 214
Location: United States
My S. African wood guy says suh-pee-lay.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:12 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:01 am
Posts: 140
Location: United Kingdom
in the uk its pronounced sa-pee-lee but i have also heard people pronounce
it sa-pee-lia but i am sure this is getting it mixed up with a plant of a
simalar name.

This is where latin names are usefull as there are a few difent woods being
sold as sepele these days and you wher you stand if some tells you a latin
name even if you cant pronounce it.

As we all know there are many diferent wood that get labeled under the
same name so latin names also helps to sort this out.
it would make life easier if we stuck to one name per species etc.
Joel.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:40 am 
Offline
Old Growth Brazilian
Old Growth Brazilian

Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:56 am
Posts: 10707
Location: United States
Proper way to pronounce sapele? With your mouth, lips and lungs

In the southwest we say Sa-paul-ee but the most common world wide is probably su-pay-lee


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:09 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:21 am
Posts: 684
Location: Nashua, NH
I figure I must be the worst when it comes to pronouncing exotic wood names.
Don is always correcting me when I try.
Last time he told me to pronounce Maple as Map-pee-lay so I carefully consider the source.
I’m thinking of just building with wood that is spelled frenetically or that is named Bob or George or something.


Wade

_________________
Wade
Nashua, NH
http://www.wadefx.com


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com