Timbre is not Timber

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Timbre is not Timber

Post by Stephen57 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:50 pm

Timbre is not Timber:

I'm hearing it far too often, even from those who should know better. Are you? Do you care? I think it matters and hearing someone say "timber" when he means "timbre" makes me cringe. It's wrong. Makes the person saying it sound more like an amateur.

The word is "Timbre" pronounced commonly (as most here will know -- but apparently not enough) as "TAM-ber."

Please get it right in your videos. _/\_ Don't let yet another word slip from its correct, elegant pronunciation, to the incorrect "timber." Thanks. :-)

As you know, in music, we have -- pitch, dynamics, duration and, ta-da, Timbre. So, given that Timbre is one of the four most basic properties of any music or sound, please do us all a favor and pronounce it correctly. Make it a New Year's Resolution. Thanks.
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Re: Timbre is not Timber

Post by MattiasNYC » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:38 pm

lol....

I don't disagree...
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Re: Timbre is not Timber

Post by Jim B » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:09 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Shiver me "tarm bears", another complainer!!

If its not the brilliant Cubase Pro10's colours, workings, settings, operation, performance, creativity, friendliness, ability to produce hit songs etc, its now pronunciation! :o

As a brit, you dont hear me going on about chips (not french fries), tyres (not TIRES), colour (not COLOR)! Well at least, you dont hear me muchly :P :P

All I can say is I'm glad your country has now got Wayne Rooney to contend with......good luck with that!! :twisted:

And before I start an international incident, this my attempt at HUMOUR in the dark days after Christmas.......happy new year all!!!!

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Re: Timbre is not Timber

Post by DaveFry » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:27 am

And Solder is not Sodder .
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Re: Timbre is not Timber

Post by Stephen57 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:52 am

Even the great Andrés Segovia pronounces it incorrectly. :o :-(

https://youtu.be/2V0kbcZKbG8?t=54
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Re: Timbre is not Timber

Post by Jim B » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:21 am

No, it's SPELT timbre, even I know that doesn't tell you how it's pronounced!

:shock: :?

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Re: Timbre is not Timber

Post by peakae » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:36 am

I prefer Timber.
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Re: Timbre is not Timber

Post by Stephen57 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:15 pm

peakae wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:36 am
I prefer Timber.
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I have no objection to - in fact love -- Timber. :lol:
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