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    Question How do you pronounce ...

    ... "renvers" and "travers"? I have heard:

    REN-vers
    ren-VER
    ren-VAIR
    rahn-VER
    rahn-VAIR
    RAHN-vers

    TRA-vers (TRA with a short a, as in "cat")
    TRAY-vers
    Tra-VEERS

    I also hear KROO-per for "Crupper" (which I pronounce KRUPP-er). But then the same person who says "KROO-per" says "KOOR-bay"
    for a Courbette saddle ... (I say "kor-BETTE").

    Is there a correct way to pronounce each of these words? Or is it like "Ariat" and "breeches" -- everyone has their preferred pronounciation?
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    I always heard and said "KROO-per" and "KOOR-bay"



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    I say ran-vay and tra-vay.
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    I've always heard them pronounced this way:

    ron vair

    trah vair

    Don't know about the others



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    ... "renvers" and "travers"? I have heard:

    rahn-vair (equal weight of the syllables)

    trah-vair (same, equal weighting of the syllables)

    I also hear KROO-per for "Crupper" (which I pronounce KRUPP-er).

    I say crupper. I have no idea if that's right


    for a Courbette saddle ... I say coor-bette.

    Is there a correct way to pronounce each of these words? Or is it like "Ariat" and "breeches" -- everyone has their preferred pronounciation?

    The first two, renver and travers, are French. So French pronunciation holds. If my memory serves, I have it right on those two. Same for Courbette, a French word so w/in reason, a French pronunciation.

    Ariat to me is a made up word- Airy-AT is ugly sounding, so I say Airy-ut.

    Breeches is breeches



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    Quote Originally Posted by egontoast View Post
    I've always heard them pronounced this way:

    ron vair

    trah vair

    Don't know about the others
    This.


    And Courbette, as in "coor-bet". Anything ending with two ts and an e in French, you pronounce.

    Don't know about Ariat, I say "Airy-ut" too. Like "lariat" without the l.

    What about "Irideon"?

    I called it Ir-idy-on and something thought it was "I Ride On." I was like, whoa, that's cool.



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    Irideon--I was calling it ir-rid-eon and then one day I looked at it and thought "I Ride On"!

    (But I'm still not sure how to pronounce it!)
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    [QUOTE=egontoast;5091457]I've always heard them pronounced this way:

    ron vair

    trah vair

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    The above, if they're French.
    Pronounce the "t" in Courbette



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    Quote Originally Posted by egontoast View Post
    I've always heard them pronounced this way:

    ron vair

    trah vair
    Eggy, you got it.

    Crupper =Crup per

    Courbette like Irideon-whatever the companies want to call themselves.
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    ron vair / tra vair
    (it's a French thing with er/ers ....they make it so you have to be French to really get it )

    crooper - more American
    crupper - more British
    (it's a British thing..they make it so you have to be British to get it....)

    Breeches - pretty much everyone
    Britches - American
    (it's an American thing...etc)
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