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I know I'm wrong but I've always said something like shem-floog. Reciently I heard a european say something like Shemu with more silent letters than phenetic. Does any one have a reasonable idea of pronounciation?
I say SHIME floog
In splitting it up I'd suggest you put together these words and letter:
chime p fluke
with a somewhat silent p in the middle.
But I recon that some german reader have an even better suggestion. :-)
It should be pronounced "shime flook"
T-I-L-T or S-W-I-N-G depending... :)
... enough shlime flinging already ;-)
In German, the pronunciation of ei-ie combinations is determined by the last letter, so "ei" is pronounced like a "long" i - like eye. The "pf" combination is a little tougher. Essentially, you form the p with your lips, but don't actually pronounce it before transitioning to the f sound. A trailing g is pronounced so short that it sounds more like a k. In most circles, not too much criticism would befall either "shime floog" or "shime flook" though.
It's one of those words that can't be pronounced.
Sames goes for Diagurrotype. Or Daguroughtype. Or Degirowtipe.
You get the idea.
My goal is be an accomplished large format photographer without ever saying that word.
I suggest you do not even try.
I was once the victim of a serious tomato sauce incident whist participating in a photographic techniques conversation during a spaghetti lunch when the person sitting opposite me tried to pronounce *that* word (I still can't even type it without horrendous flash-backs) with a mouth full of spaghetti bolognaise.
As least he paid my drycleaning and therapy bills....
Does any one have a reasonable idea of pronounciation?
It's pronounced exactly the same as "bokeh." IOW, it's a term you just shouldn't use in polite company.
Theodor Scheimpflug würde sich im Grabe drehen, Please don`t try to pronounce it like a German, in the spanish language all foreign words are pronounced like spanish ones, its the better way... ´ßaimpflu:k is the correct pronounciation of the Duden (the ß like the american sh)
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