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Postby swel304 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:27 pm

im guessing thats not the correct way to spell phonicks but anyway.... a guy on the course today asked me how innova is pronounced. I never really thought bout it. anyone that knows spell if phoneticly for me? or tell me how to spell that word Im butchering? :lol:
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Postby chris86wm » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:32 pm

I pronounce it "in-oh-vah"
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Postby Jwt4412 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:42 pm

Wow.... what a great thread... who do thunk millions of hits into it...

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Postby chris86wm » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:04 pm

here is a link to PDGA disc golf radio. Innova is a sponsor, so listen for a bit and the guy will say their name.

http://www.pdga.com/pdgaradio/index.php
great radio show, btw. you guys should listen!
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Postby bigs348 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:09 pm

I've heard it pronounced a variety of ways by both Innova sponsored players and Innova employees alike. I like to think that it stems from "innovate" or "innovation" and is therefore pronounced like those words. But who am I?
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:49 pm

the dgtv anchor lady says in uh va, and I have heard innova guys say it that way... lol, tomato?
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Postby Rooster » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:56 am

i go with the masses around here and it's: In-uh-va.
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Postby Luckyg71 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:07 am

I say innōva
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Postby Solty » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:24 am

Rooster wrote:i go with the masses around here and it's: In-uh-va.


Yup...In-uh-va! I was corrected by our own Blake many of times.
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Postby Aaron_D » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:08 am

In Oh Vuh
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Postby swel304 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:05 am

Oh I guess im a redneck then, ive always called it in-nov-ah. seems to me if it was the way most people say it, wouldnt it be spelled with one n? how is the 2nd n silent? But Im definitly not a grammer expert so I better start saying it right :lol:
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:43 pm

Down here the emphasis is placed on the OH..In OH va.

There is a dog food brand I used to buy also named Innova, and their rep put the emphasis on IN.. IN nova.

I switched to Nutro dog food and throw discraft, so it doesn't matter to me.

Stranger, how long has it been since you've thrown an Innova brand disc? well that's too long!
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Postby Jones » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:22 pm

This question is too advanced for me. I don't even know how to pronouce Discraft.
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Postby Eric O » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:50 pm

TexasOutlaw wrote:Down here the emphasis is placed on the OH..In OH va.
Root word Innovate.. so I believe this is correct.
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Postby swel304 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:53 pm

from dictionary.com innovate is in-no-vate
so the second N should be pronounced
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