How do you pronounce "Wilders?"

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  1. XTraveler

    XTraveler Registered Member

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    Ok....I have to ask....how exactly is "Wilders" pronounced? Is the first syllable the same as in "Wilderness" or is it pronounced like "Wild"...(as in Jokers are wild.)

    Yes, I'm bored.    :D
     
  2. spy1

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    Ya' know, I never really thought about it. I just figured that since the place represents such a rough, tough group of virus fighting, worm squishing, spyware destroying guys and gals, it would have to be pronounced with a long 'i' (as in wild-and-wooly!).

    Good point, though - we'll have to get Paul to confirm tomorrow! Pete
     
  3. Technodrome

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    The real pronounce for "Wilders" is not really hard to defined...In fact it comes from Latin word Wil-dis-ero which means...... Nemam-žive-veze !!!

    Yes I'm bored too  :D
     
  4. MickeyTheMan

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    I'l bet a keg on the second one !:D
     
  5. Paul Wilders

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    Pronounce it whatever way you feel like  :D

    regards.

    paul
     
  6. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    But please, for us curious people - what's the correct pronunciation? Or if there isn't a truly "correct" pronunciation, then what is the most often used (discounting, of course, telemarketers and the like - who seem to frequently butcher names  ;))?

    -javacool
     
  7. Jooske

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    We would say Wilders,
    with the W from With
    the i from with or will
    the l from will
    the d from door
    the e like in the
    the r you hear but not loud
    and the s in the end not too long like ssssssss but just s
    so [WIL-ders]
    But that is wilt a dutch pronounciation.
    If you're ready with that one, ready for my first name?
     
  8. Paul Wilders

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    Quite so, Jooske.

    Nativee English speakers do pronounce it like "wilder" (like in Billy Wilder") - just and an "s". Some others refuse the pronounce it - no matter what way  :D

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    paul
     
  9. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    "Wilders" is pronounced "Susan".  There you have it.  :)
     
  10. Paul Wilders

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    Checkout, I'm very dissapointend; we agreed in private mail not to go public with this...

    regards.

    paul
     
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