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  • 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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  • #2
    I always heard and said "KROO-per" and "KOOR-bay"

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    • #3
      I say ran-vay and tra-vay.
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      • #4
        I've always heard them pronounced this way:

        ron vair

        trah vair

        Don't know about the others

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        • #5
          ... "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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          • #6
            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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              #7
              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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              • #8
                [QUOTE=egontoast;5091457]I've always heard them pronounced this way:

                ron vair

                trah vair

                [/QUOTE

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

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                • #9
                  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.
                  Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

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                  • #10
                    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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