How do you say Tama?

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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:22 pm

Reading the Paiste post made me think.....

What's the correct way to say Tama?

Tom-ah or Tam-ah?
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:02 pm

I say tam-ah like tampa florida but without the p :P
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:09 pm

i say tom-ah
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:13 pm

I say Tam-a.

And Akai is like Black-eye.. Ak-aye
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:18 pm

i say tom-ah

and i always thought paiste was said like paste-ey...but i saw an interview with joey jordison and he kept sayin pie-ste
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:19 pm

Paiste is pie-stee.

I say tom-ah, because tam-ah makes me think Minnesota.
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:36 pm

I always said Tom-ah
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:05 pm

Tom-Ah

Never heard anyone call it Tah-ma
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:22 pm

It's spelled t-a-m-a, but it's pronounced "Throat Wobbler Mangrove."
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:54 pm

i say tom-ah.

is paiste really said pie-stee?????
no way!.
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:24 pm

i say tom-ah. :?
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Post Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:04 pm

It's "tah-mah"...neither syllable gets an accent. That's the way the Japanese language works. Like Hoshino, the company that owns Tama, would be "hoh-she-noh". Check out a pronunciation guide on Google, it's pretty cool.

Unfortunately, I don't speak Japanese but I did start learning once.

HardcoreDrummer wrote:i say tom-ah.

is paiste really said pie-stee?????
no way!.


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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:00 am

Also how do you guys pronounce Remo? I heard people say it different ways, ones like:

Remmo
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Reemo
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:08 am

I say Paiste like how you'd say Feisty. Or something along those lines.
I say Tama Tam-ah. That's how all my japanese drummer friends say it, so I'll take it from them.
And I say Remo... Uh. Reemo. XD
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:16 am

It is Tah-mah, I learned to pronounce it when I bought one. :D

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