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    Question How do you pronounce 'Mattes'?

    I got a beautiful Mattes pad yesterday and was telling a friend about it - when I realized I have only read the brand name, but have never heard how it was pronounced. I asked a few friends and they all pronounced it differently, so I thought I would ask here!
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    It's a 2-syllable name pronounced: Matt-ess.


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    I've always said "mah-TEH". I thought it looked French so I pronounced it like so. I'm really surprised that it's matt-ess.

    But again, I was also seriously amused when I heard from a German person how to really pronounce Stubben.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alternate_universe View Post
    I've always said "mah-TEH". I thought it looked French so I pronounced it like so. I'm really surprised that it's matt-ess.

    But again, I was also seriously amused when I heard from a German person how to really pronounce Stubben.
    At least you fancied it up a bit! I've always said it like "mats". Typical American going around dumbing the fancy words down


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    ..o.o

    How do you pronounce Stubben?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arab_Mare View Post
    ..o.o

    How do you pronounce Stubben?
    It's not stew-ben?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Arab_Mare View Post
    ..o.o

    How do you pronounce Stubben?

    You know those "two dots" over the 'u'? Apparently, that makes the 's' say a 'sch' sound. The 'u' is a short vowel sound, like in the word tub.

    Stubben = schtubben

    And here we all were saying stoo-bin.



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    actually no, the two dots are a totally different sound. That is an 'umlaut' (the two dots. The 'sch' sound is how 'st' is pronounced. The umlaut gives the vowel a sort of 'e' sound. The U, which we see as 'ewe' or 'oo', with an umlaut is very hard to describe in text. It's sort of a U and E combined.

    I have always said mats. I'm so uncouth Though I studied enough German in college to remember umlauts


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    Quote Originally Posted by Traum View Post
    actually no, the two dots are a totally different sound. That is an 'umlaut' (the two dots. The 'sch' sound is how 'st' is pronounced. The umlaut gives the vowel a sort of 'e' sound. The U, which we see as 'ewe' or 'oo', with an umlaut is very hard to describe in text. It's sort of a U and E combined.

    I have always said mats. I'm so uncouth Though I studied enough German in college to remember umlauts

    I think I can say it outloud correctly... but I agree, that middle sound is hard to describe in text. And I thought the umlaut controlled what the 's' said, my apologies.

    Someone needs to create a website or Youtube channel of people correctly pronouncing all these foreign horse-related words.


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    Around my neck of the woods Mattes is pronounced 'mott-iss



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    Reminds me of the time before Henri diRivel saddles were called "Nice" saddles. I had a customer ask me for a "Neece" saddle. Took me a minute. She said she thought the saddles were French. I said, no they're just NICE saddles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusoluv View Post
    It's a 2-syllable name pronounced: Matt-ess.
    I knew my guess was wrong, lol. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alternate_universe View Post
    Someone needs to create a website or Youtube channel of people correctly pronouncing all these foreign horse-related words.
    Wouldn't it be even more fun to see them INCORRECTLY pronounced? :-D
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    Grew up with a German that said Shhtooben.

    Always heard the pads pronounced as matt-ess.
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    I have never known how to pronounce Mattes either..thanks for the question



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusoluv View Post
    It's a 2-syllable name pronounced: Matt-ess.
    Actually, it's three syllables ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktree View Post
    I knew my guess was wrong, lol. Thank you!
    I know it's matt-ess and I still say mats. Does that make you feel better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    I know it's matt-ess and I still say mats. Does that make you feel better?
    Yes
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    So to further clarify - is it MATT-ess or matt-ESS?

    This is a very useful thread! Thanks OP.



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