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runesika



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Correct pronunciation of Bimota ? Reply with quote

what is the correct pronunciation of Bimota ?
Bim ota , buy mota , by mo ta, bi moe ta , by moe toe , I say bim ota but my friend always says bi mota , what do you say ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on country and language used for me...only one I begrudge is bimoto.... As it misses the importance of Ta.. Murine....I suppose...Bee....mo....ta.....as that's correct for branching....morris...and tambo...the original founders...as an italian would pronounce their surnames...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once checked with an "English" linguist and I was told that Bimota would be pronounced : BEE-MOE-TAA

...for what it's worth, I generally say " Bim-O-ta.

However, I should just say my SB6R is a Ducati, because that is what everyone thinks it is, even after I tell them it is a Bimota. Because it's red, I guess... Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that Dooo-Kart-ee (as in the US) or Doo-cat-i as we say in Oz? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haaa I've always found the USA pronunciation of Ducati strange , UK say DUE..CAT.EE
But as I'm a full on carrot cruncher no one understands me anyway Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm off to see my Italian friend who works for Do-Cat-Ee tomorrow and I'll write Ducati and Bimota on a piece of paper and get him to pronounce both....But....he is from deep south Italy and been in England for some 10 years now in Manc land.....and as he says...the north and the south of Italy have totally different dialects and pronunciation....so really...we need to locate a born and bred resident of Northern Italy where Ducati and Bimota have always been based...who speaks no other language and has never left the country and had his own dialect and mother tongue tainted by outside influence...My tuppeny worth though is that the yanks like to make everything sound like they invented it...It being the English language that they purport to speak...Ahem.... Shocked No offence Bimota-rider of Utah.... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll get on that 2Bims, the photography guide we met in Italy 3 months ago is from the Rimini area.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He just got back to me, great timing he was stuck at Barcelona Airport...

I pronounce it Bimota, he tells me it is Beemota....

Born and Bred in Rimini...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:
He just got back to me, great timing he was stuck at Barcelona Airport...

I pronounce it Bimota, he tells me it is Beemota....

Born and Bred in Rimini...


That's good enough for me ,Beemota... it is .
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me, i'm sticking to what i like...

Bim O Ta...

It's like when the Moto GP announcers call Lorenzo Horgai.. The fact that the Spanish pronounce J as a H, doesn't mean we all have to Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
..It being the English language that they purport to speak...Ahem.... Shocked No offence Bimota-rider of Utah.... Wink


F-LOL!!!!

My wife and I loving joke around about the "English" accent....By saying "I can't understand them"..."I wish they would just speak English"..... Razz


2Bims....Offend???? Meee????...Doubtful...Cheers! Laughing

For the record, Ducati? I call them duck-it-ties....
...and they are usually FLYING,...When I pass them!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PITA? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:


It's like when the Moto GP announcers call Lorenzo Horgai..


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife and I found this...
We found it very funny...
BTW: We pronounce our T's and is a pet peeve when Americans lazily drop them for D's.

Enjoy: LOL Very Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nAnT3PASak

p.s. 2Bims, we always say Brits speak "English"
...everyone else has an accent.
We are still unsure what the Scots and Ire's speak....LOL Shocked Very Happy


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