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How to pronounce Rudolph

  • 20-12-2013 6:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 249 ✭✭ richie.c

    So we're having a debate in the house over the correct prononciation of Rudolph (I know we've lilttle to do).
    Anyway my wife and daughter both say the L is silent as in Rudoff but my Son and I disagree.
    So please help us settle this once and for all.

    Oh and happy christmas everybody.


  • Registered Users Posts: 420 ✭✭ denis160

    I'm with your Mrs on this, always been pronounced with a silent 'l' in our house.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,698 ✭✭✭ Risteard

    Your wife and daughter are wrong.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭ DoctorEdgeWild

    'Doff' Lundgren? Never!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy

    I've never heard it pronounced Rudoff!

  • Registered Users Posts: 68 ✭✭ Delightfully Bright

    I've always heard the non-silent "L" version as well so I'm with you and your son.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle

    That's mental. I've never heard anyone pronouncing it without the L yet there are a couple who do in this thread already.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,641 ✭✭✭✭ Mars Bar

    Never ever heard it pronounced without the "L"!

  • Registered Users Posts: 923 ✭✭✭ Markx

    Never heard it without the 'L'.....amazed people would say doff

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 7,433 Mod ✭✭✭✭ XxMCRxBabyxX

    With an L - The man himself said it! (2.02)

  • Registered Users Posts: 249 ✭✭ richie.c

    Thanks for all the replies, she's still sticking to her guns lol.
    I should have added a poll and let the public decide :)

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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 18,860 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Moonbeam

    I would be more used to it being pronounced with no l.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭ Sandwlch

    In Lidl they pronounce it "stāk".

  • Registered Users Posts: 329 ✭✭ samina

    Always rudoff

  • Registered Users Posts: 124 ✭✭ Juza1973

    It's a German name and although the pronunciation can change in a different language I always heard Ru-dol-ph

  • Registered Users Posts: 923 ✭✭✭ Markx

    How would the 'Rudof'ers pronounce Adolf?

    e.g. Adolf Dassler (to avoid Godwin's law)

  • Registered Users Posts: 143 ✭✭ Zonua

    In German the 'l' would not be silent.

    Rudoff is just silly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ Pang


    That 'l' has to be pronounced!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 338 ✭✭ Marcus Halberstram

    Ru-doff? Most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long time!

  • Registered Users Posts: 227 ✭✭ delta214

    I feel like everyone who is saying they pronounce it Rudoff are all in on a big secret to troll everyone else. Never heard it pronounced that way ever. Is it a certain area that says it that way or something?

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,215 ✭✭✭✭ Star Lord

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 429 ✭✭ Evan DietrichSmith

    richie.c wrote: »
    Thanks for all the replies, she's still sticking to her guns lol.
    I should have added a poll and let the public decide :)

    Obviously a dub, very lazy tongues, probably pronounces

    Carlsberg= Calsberg


    Chimney= Tschimbley

    The Dub is not used to making the effort to formulate the words correctly.

    Just open the gob use as little effort as possible

    That's why she likes Rudoff