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Epi-phone 38 90.48%
Ep-i-fuh-nee 3 7.14%
Other 1 2.38%
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Unread 07-19-2008, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Epiphone Pronunciation

I've always wondered how to pronounce "epiphone" because I've heard both epi-phone and ep-i-fuh-nee, and I prefer to use ep-i-fuh-nee because I like the way it sounds better. I've also come to the conclusion that there really is no right or wrong way to pronounce the name, so as seen in the poll question, how do you pronounce epiphone? If you choose other, specify in a post because I'm interested in how you guys say epiphone. And I'm sorry if this post comes up a lot, I searched and I couldn't find any posts (though I am lazy when it comes to searching).

Oh yeah---I found this from an article I was reading, pretty interesting in regards to the pronunciation:

"As far as Epiphone goes, I always think the Epi-fohn pronunciation is indicative of the typical guitarist's world view: literal, face-value, un-figurative. And of course my "Epiphany" pronunciation is indicative of my hoity toity namby pamby poetic and slightly paranoid view of the world.

But think of this. The word "Epiphany" comes from the Greek epiphaneia (manifestation) or epiphainesthai, to appear. And the Epiphone Musical Instrument Company, as it happens, was founded by one Epimanondas Stathopoulo, whose surname is the Ellis Island version of Stathopoulos (yes, Mr Yankee Immigration Functionary, removing that "s" from the end of the name made it so much more American and intelligible).

So, a Greek company, founded by a guy whose name was shortened to Epi, whose company name Epiphone could conceivably be pronounced to rhyme with the Greek-origin word Epiphany... what price now that my pronunciation is correct, and the rest of you are ignorant redneck shitkicking hicks? Huh?"

Pretty cool!
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Unread 07-19-2008, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Epiphone Pronunciation

So you hear people saying, ep-e-funny? Where the hell do you live
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Re: Epiphone Pronunciation

haha well maybe i lied a tad, i'm the only one who calls it ep-i-fuh-nee because that's the way i read the name the first time i saw it. i asked some of my buddies and they said "oh yeah, maybe it is called ep-i-fuh-nee..." so we never really figured it out.
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haha well maybe i lied a tad, i'm the only one who calls it ep-i-fuh-nee because that's the way i read the name the first time i saw it. i asked some of my buddies and they said "oh yeah, maybe it is called ep-i-fuh-nee..." so we never really figured it out.
You think of baritone, susaphone, melophone, any instrument with phone at the end, its like phone, like the telephone. Epi is the prefix because of the persons who founded Eiphone had a son named Epi. At least I think so.
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it's pronuonced epi-phone
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It is pronounced: throat warbler mangrove....
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This gets my official dumbest thread of the week award.. CONGRATS!
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Re: Epiphone Pronunciation

I did have some jackass in a guitar shop while I was stationed in Korea (another American) argue with me - ARGUE - about how it is "Epiphany" rather than "Epiphone."

"Sound it out, MAN. Its E - Pif - O - Nee. Epiphany" "No, really, its Epiphone. Its the combination of the founder's name and 'phone' as in 'sound.'" He says, "no, you're wrong. Just sound it out, man." I went on to explain how Epiphany is spelled, and he still didn't get it.

Dumbasses!
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I did have some jackass in a guitar shop while I was stationed in Korea (another American) argue with me - ARGUE - about how it is "Epiphany" rather than "Epiphone."

"Sound it out, MAN. Its E - Pif - O - Nee. Epiphany" "No, really, its Epiphone. Its the combination of the founder's name and 'phone' as in 'sound.'" He says, "no, you're wrong. Just sound it out, man." I went on to explain how Epiphany is spelled, and he still didn't get it.

Dumbasses!
I know if I was in that situation I'd have said nothing and let the bloke continue looking like a numbty, out of sheer meaness
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I know if I was in that situation I'd have said nothing and let the bloke continue looking like a numbty, out of sheer meaness
The root of this unfortunate and terrible thread is in the hands of the dumbasses who cannot read or pronounce simple contractions such as Epi-Phone. I've encountered it a couple of times, but the worst was the story in my previous post. That guy was a ****ing moron, and was convinced that I was the idiot...
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That guy was a ****ing moron, and was convinced that I was the idiot...
I encounter that nearly every day. I am beginning to wonder.....
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I encounter that nearly every day. I am beginning to wonder.....
NO! Everyone else is an idiot, it isn't me!


Or is it?

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The root of this unfortunate and terrible thread is in the hands of the dumbasses who cannot read or pronounce simple contractions such as Epi-Phone. I've encountered it a couple of times, but the worst was the story in my previous post. That guy was a ****ing moron, and was convinced that I was the idiot...
Reminds me of everyday dealing with customers at Mc.Donalds.
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Reminds me of everyday dealing with customers at Mc.Donalds.
Stay in school. I'd hate for you to have that job forever!!!
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Stay in school. I'd hate for you to have that job forever!!!
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It is pronounced: throat warbler mangrove....
But it's spelled "Sir Walter Luxury Yacht"



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Your 2nd pronunciation is more along the lines of

Epiphany: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

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Re: Epiphone Pronunciation

I'm not sure I'll explain this right but I've always said "Ep-a-phone" where
"Ep" rhymes with "Rep", "a" is like "the" or the middle sound of "stun", and
"phone" is well, "phone". Or it is like the "epi"center of an earthquake.
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I'm not sure I'll explain this right but I've always said "Ep-a-phone" where
"Ep" rhymes with "Rep", "a" is like "the" or the middle sound of "stun", and
"phone" is well, "phone". Or it is like the "epi"center of an earthquake.
"Epi" was the name (or nickname) of the Epiphone founder. I think that it would be "Ep-ee-phone,. or "Ep-i-phone," but I, as you, say it "Ep-a-phone"
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"Epi" was the name (or nickname) of the Epiphone founder. I think that it would be "Ep-ee-phone,. or "Ep-i-phone," but I, as you, say it "Ep-a-phone"
I thought it was the founders son?
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I thought it was the founders son?
There we go. I always speak in half truths. ****ing watch out when I start stating facts.
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Epiphone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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woah you guys are crazy . i had no idea you'd go off like that!
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woah you guys are crazy . i had no idea you'd go off like that!
You really have no idea.
Just post a new thread, and STAND BACK!!!!!
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You really have no idea.
Just post a new thread, and STAND BACK!!!!!
Maybe someone is just trolling.......
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Maybe someone is just trolling.......
I've been trolling for 3k+ posts...
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I've been trolling for 3k+ posts...
......but you actually have a modicum of intelligence unlike some others who frequent our little abode.
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