This is a discussion on How do you pronounce "Walther"? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by AdBro I know it's pronounced Valter in Germany, but how do you say it properly in the US? Smith & Wesson...
Over pronouncing the "h" is like saying, "Hwhere", or "Hwhen", ala Stewie Griffin.
As a Deutsch speaker, I agree, the Brittish have injected the "th" blend in a language where it doesn't exist. How hoffensive!
How do you say Deutschland in English? Germany, you say?
I'll continue to call the gun a Walther.
or the correct way say glock.
I've always thought the pronunciation was, basically, Vahl-tur (Vahl as in 'wall,' and with a hard 'th' sound more akin to 't').
I can't believe we have 24 posts on how to say "PPK"
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
I always say it like Sean Connery playing James Bond. Wool thurr Pi Pi Keh
Trying to fake a Russian accent is probably your best bet.
Wol-thur, like it's spelled and pronounced in the language I speak.
If I could speak German, I'd pronounce it the German way, were I speaking German, but I'd still pronounce it the English way when speaking English.
You know the Japanese call their country Nipponkoku in their tongue, no idea where the English word "Japan" even came from. I still prefer our word when referring to it though.
//' British Agent
"Happiness is a warm Gun."
Like you pronounce "Walter" when your drunk.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.
W in German is pronounced like a V in English
th in German is pronouced like a T in English
....and yes the name Walther is prounced Valter in German
....and an assault rifle in German is SturmGewehr.....and we have those guys to thank for our current gun problems as they invented the first assault rifle in 1944
called the SturmGewehr or STG44 for short. Hey, we can always blame it on the Nazis!!
....sorry, four years of German in High School and 2 in college and German blood 100% on both sides of the family.....Don't take it personal, I'm German and I don't like
Kimbers are the guns you show your friends....Glocks are the ones you show your enemies.
With a lisp and a bent wrist....Dude, I can't believe you could even ask that???????
Sounds like, if we are to follow English pronunciation rules strictly then, we should be pronouncing Nazi, Mozart and Pizza (admittedly, a different language) with English Zs. Wouldn't THAT sound odd?!?