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Old 15th Oct 2019, 6:48 pm   #1
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Default Kolster-Brandes: how do you pronounce it?

Simple question, about the "Brandes" bit of the name.

Do you pronounce it "Brands" or "Brandeez"?
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 7:08 pm   #2
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I always said ‘Brands’.
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 7:18 pm   #3
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I always said ‘Brands’.
So do I, but for the best part of my life I've always pronounced Nestlé wrong so I don't really know.

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I've always thought 'Brandeez'...………..

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I prefer 'Brandies'

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Pretty sure when I worked at ITT-KB in Hastings during my gap year it was Brands or perhaps Branduz.
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I've always assumed it was "bran-dez".
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I have only ever read the name, BUT being of Polish descent, its Brandez.

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Brand-dez.
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Brand-ez for me too
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 8:12 am   #11
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Simple. just like Brands with a silent e.

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Always Brands when I was in the trade.

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Default Re: Kolster-Brandes: how do you pronounce it?

I thnk that in most European languages it would be Brand-ez.
Knowing the nationality of the gentleman concerned would make it easier. Tony.
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From Mikes KB museum site, Brandes was a Canadian company.

http://kbmuseum.org.uk/history.htm
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I suspect that, as with the derivation of "OK" or "Kilroy", there may be a number of "definitive" answers! I'd be inclined to pronounce it as Brand-es (short 'e', soft 's') but English argot is infamous for making a meal of foreign-origin words (Elephant and Castle, Jerusalem artichoke). I always used to smile faintly at the way the uninitiated would pronounce Weber (the fuel systems manufacturer, not the composer) as if they were German rather than Italian.
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there may be a number of "definitive" answers!
Appended to Kolster we all know what is meant. KB is much easier!
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 4:41 pm   #17
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It was unusual to say the whole name, as per Bill's post we just said KB.
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Default Re: Kolster-Brandes: how do you pronounce it?

Similarly, how do you pronounce RACAL?

Rayckle, Ray-Cal, or Rackle?
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I have never heard it called anything but Brands. I was a KB/ITT dealer and the rep always called it Brands. J.
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Loewe anyone?
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