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    Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    Maybe a stupid question...I have always said "tea-soh", but in speaking with a local AD, she pronounced it as "tis-it".

    Thoughts/opinions?

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    Re: Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    tis-oh

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    Re: Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    Quote Originally Posted by c_topher View Post
    Maybe a stupid question...I have always said "tea-soh", but in speaking with a local AD, she pronounced it as "tis-it".

    Thoughts/opinions?
    I believe your pronunciation was the correct one.

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    Re: Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    I always thought it was - TEA-SO
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    Re: Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    Way back when we first started this forum, I put up a poll "How do YOU pronounce 'Tissot'?" I came up with about eight or nine variations... and it turned out ALL of them were wrong!

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    Re: Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    Quote Originally Posted by leewmeister View Post
    Way back when we first started this forum, I put up a poll "How do YOU pronounce 'Tissot'?" I came up with about eight or nine variations... and it turned out ALL of them were wrong!

    Ain't French wonderful?
    Ahh...I searched on "pronunciation" but not "pronounce".

    Anyway what is the correct pronunciation, in your opinion?

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    Re: Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiterpete View Post
    I always thought it was - TEA-SO
    That is about the way they pronounce it if you call them on the phone... emphasis was on the SO....
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    Re: Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    [quote=Eeeb;1763544]That is about the way they pronounce it if you call them.
    Everything I have seen has it pronounced TEE SO, which makes sence because the Swiss speak French.
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    Re: Proper pronunciation of Tissot?

    Quote Originally Posted by lasse View Post
    Ignore this link. The guy has a very strong SwitzerDeutsch accent (the twisted German they speak in Switzerland). All the French name are not pronounced correctly, including "Tissot".

    Like someone suggested, "Tea-So" is really close. "Tee-So" is also fine. The "T" at the end is muted.

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