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May 6, 2018 - 1:18:40 PM

frailin Players Union Member

USA

6618 posts since 10/26/2005

So...

Is it "way-man?"
Or "Y-man?"

Asking for a friend.

May 6, 2018 - 1:21:34 PM
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2266 posts since 5/29/2011

I've always heard it pronounced way-man. I don't know how Yankees pronounce it.

May 6, 2018 - 1:25:06 PM

eljimb0

Micronesia, Federated States of

1939 posts since 7/24/2007
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I assumed that is was a Pennsylvania-Dutch name and so Vey-mon

May 6, 2018 - 1:33:21 PM

2266 posts since 5/29/2011

Actually it is an English name.

May 6, 2018 - 1:42:38 PM

RB-1

Netherlands

3561 posts since 6/17/2003

quote:
Originally posted by eljimb0

I assumed that is was a Pennsylvania-Dutch name and so Vey-mon


If it were Dutch, there would not be a double n at the end.

In Dutch we would write Weiman and we prononce our words exactly as written....wink So no Vey-mon

But it is 100% German. And for the same reason 0% English.

English doesn't have the proper sounds for pronouncing it correctly.

My take on it: pronounce it the German way, maybe with a slight English/American accent....wink

May 6, 2018 - 3:05:19 PM
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cjam

Australia

44 posts since 6/14/2017

It's Australian.

Wey mate.

May 6, 2018 - 4:16:42 PM

5572 posts since 3/11/2006

Neither here nor there, but to add to the conversation:
http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Weyman

May 7, 2018 - 5:08:34 AM

Fathand

Canada

11028 posts since 2/7/2008

quote:
Originally posted by RB-1
quote:
Originally posted by eljimb0

I assumed that is was a Pennsylvania-Dutch name and so Vey-mon


If it were Dutch, there would not be a double n at the end.

In Dutch we would write Weiman and we prononce our words exactly as written....wink So no Vey-mon

But it is 100% German. And for the same reason 0% English.

English doesn't have the proper sounds for pronouncing it correctly.

My take on it: pronounce it the German way, maybe with a slight English/American accent....wink


German pronunciation would be Vaymann.In German A = ah and E = ay and W = V

Edited by - Fathand on 05/07/2018 05:09:05

May 7, 2018 - 5:21:02 AM

LyleK

USA

1046 posts since 9/21/2006

Assuming youtube is correct, here is the Weymann to pronounce Weymann:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2pvVT7nY4

May 7, 2018 - 5:23:40 AM
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frailin Players Union Member

USA

6618 posts since 10/26/2005

Any 4-stringers here wanting to wey-in?

May 7, 2018 - 5:28:33 AM

RB-1

Netherlands

3561 posts since 6/17/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Fathand
quote:
Originally posted by RB-1
quote:
Originally posted by eljimb0

I assumed that is was a Pennsylvania-Dutch name and so Vey-mon


If it were Dutch, there would not be a double n at the end.

In Dutch we would write Weiman and we prononce our words exactly as written....wink So no Vey-mon

But it is 100% German. And for the same reason 0% English.

English doesn't have the proper sounds for pronouncing it correctly.

My take on it: pronounce it the German way, maybe with a slight English/American accent....wink


German pronunciation would be Vaymann.In German A = ah and E = ay and W = V



A = ah, I agree with.

But W = w to me, not v.

In English the W in for example 'what' sounds like Oowhat to me.

Dutch and German don't have this leading 'oo', besides, a V sounds clearly different all together, more like a soft F. While pronouncing 'W' you breathe out through the nose, with 'V' through the mouth.

And why bother having two letters if they sound the same after all? wink

May 7, 2018 - 5:54:32 AM

rudy Players Union Member

USA

12299 posts since 3/27/2004

Don't forget Jamaica...  "Why, mon?"

May 7, 2018 - 5:57:26 AM

frailin Players Union Member

USA

6618 posts since 10/26/2005

Ok Ok.

1 - Does anyone here own a Weymann BANJO? If so...
2 - How do you pronounce the name?

May 7, 2018 - 6:14:13 AM

janolov Players Union Member

Sweden

38763 posts since 3/7/2006

From: http://www.leavingthisworld.com/h-a-weymann-and-son-history-pt-1/

"H. A. Weymann and Son was founded by Henry Arnold Weymann (c.1829 – 1892) who was born in Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany about 1829.  According to his descendent, Greg Weymann he was christened Heirich, but Henry is the name he used in America."

With my knowledge about German I will pronounce it "vaimann" where the "a"s are pronounced like the u as in fun (vuimunn?)

Edited by - janolov on 05/07/2018 06:21:37

May 7, 2018 - 8:03:15 AM
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148 posts since 5/29/2015

I am told that the ancestors of the Weymann that made banjos pronounce their last name Y-man.

May 7, 2018 - 8:05:18 AM

frailin Players Union Member

USA

6618 posts since 10/26/2005

Cool. Thanks, Rob!

May 8, 2018 - 7:36:29 AM

Emiel

Austria

8878 posts since 1/22/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Banner Blue

I am told that the ancestors of the Weymann that made banjos pronounce their last name Y-man.


The "W" must have been pronounced, it always is in German. Maybe the ancestors didn't. So it is:

Why-mann. With the "a" pronounced like the English do in "can't", different from the way the Americans do, see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpygq0h4Ql0

May 8, 2018 - 12:46:54 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

20982 posts since 6/25/2005

I remember reading how the family pronounced it, but have long forgotten the source (was on the net) and pronunciation I do remember that it was none of the ways I thought it might sound.

May 9, 2018 - 12:22:49 PM
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3773 posts since 6/15/2005

To quote Monty Python:

It's spelled "Raymond Luxury Yacht" but it's pronounced "Throatwarbler Mangrove."

May 11, 2018 - 6:09:02 AM

Paul R

Canada

10313 posts since 1/28/2010

Just be thankful it's not Gaelic.

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