How to pronounce 'Core', as in 'Intel Core 2 Duo'?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by tasTDasd, Feb 20, 2008.

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    tasTDasd Guest

    It should be natural for a foreign learner of English, like me, to
    pronounce the word 'core' as 'kor', as the dictionary instructs.

    But the official Chinese translation of the word "Core" in "Intel Core 2
    Duo" is pronounced very much like 'ku-rei' in Chinese.

    So, I am at a loss. What is the correct English pronunciation of 'Core'
    in "Core 2 Duo", anyway? The usual 'kor', ku-rei, ko-rei, or what?
    tasTDasd, Feb 20, 2008
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    olfart Guest

    us rednecks say "co"
    olfart, Feb 20, 2008
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    Kenny Guest

    Rhymes with more, sore and whore.
    Kenny, Feb 20, 2008
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    sdlomi2 Guest

    Too good, olfart!...and if you drop it on the flo, it will probably
    break. So just pick it up, wipe it off, and take it along as you exit
    through the do. Ya' know, us rednecks sho do talk a bit strange, huh? ;)
    But to be serious, I think we pronounce it such that it rhymes with "whore",
    "bore", and "four". ja notice one of those words had more'n 4 letters? s
    sdlomi2, Feb 20, 2008
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    olfart Guest

    I'm not so sho I can go with mo than fo. Lost my thumb in a huntin aksident.
    Got it stuck in a can of Bud and my buddy tried to shoot it off
    olfart, Feb 20, 2008
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    John Holmes Guest

    Kenny "contributed" in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    John Holmes, Feb 20, 2008

  7. Yes, it's 'Kor'.

    So they never had adverts for them on TV in China?

    Synapse Syndrome, Feb 20, 2008
  8. kor
    Blinky the Shark, Feb 20, 2008
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    catchme Guest

    ni ho mah?
    the correct pronounciation of "core" is as you thought- "kor."
    catchme, Feb 21, 2008
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    ProfGene Guest

    You were right the first time like kor just like you are coring an apple.
    ProfGene, Feb 21, 2008
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    tasTDasd Guest

    Thanks, guys.

    And I think they sho do have TV commercials for Co 2 Duo in China.
    I ja don't watch that much TV. Spend mo time reading
    tasTDasd, Feb 21, 2008
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    catchme Guest

    if posting from China- i think you need pgp and the use of a proxy to
    get around those authorities watching the internet closely?
    my understanding is that chinese authorities are worse than americans' NSA
    catchme, Feb 21, 2008
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    user Guest

    In English, the word "Core" is pronounced as "kor."
    user, Feb 21, 2008
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    Oldus Fartus Guest

    I hope it was the thumb yo buddy tried to shoot off, and not the can of Bud.

    (Shootin a can of Bud is a shootin offence, at least when it is full)
    Oldus Fartus, Feb 21, 2008
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    Barry OGrady Guest

    Kor, mate.

    Home page
    Barry OGrady, Feb 21, 2008
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    blackieK Guest

    Those that said "more", "door" and "sore" are correct.

    The rule in English is that the "e" is silent, but makes the previous
    vowel say its own name.
    Some other examples of the "e" being silent but causing the previous
    vowel to say its own name are -
    hat hate
    mat mate
    bit bite
    kit kite
    cut cute

    blackieK, Feb 25, 2008
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