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    How is Peltier pronounced?

    Is it Pelteer or Peltyer? I've always pronounced it Peltyer until I heard some guy's name pronounced Pelteer, but spelled Peltier.

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    I've always said PELT EEE ERRR
    but on closer examination, if I remember correctly it is French so it could be PELT EEE AY only flowing like a frenchman would say it...
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    Pelt-ee-ay or pel-tee-yay or something very close to that but I think the Americanized version is Pel-teer; I know that is how the news anchors say Leonard Peltier's name.



    [This message has been edited by Baloneyflaps (edited 01-31-2001).]

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    its french, and i think it is pel-t-air

    at least thats how i would say it (i take french classes

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    Yeah, Baloney! That's exactly where I heard it pronounced.

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    I always use "Pelteer"....
    Heard a lot of other strange ways to pronounce it though.

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    Say it with a lisp.

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    I always say Pelt-Her. And hey, if I'm wrong, Pelt her anyways if she deserves it

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    If it's a franch word, I didn't find it in any dictionary. But if it still be, it would be pronounced Pel-tee-ay.

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    LOL@Hemiboy!!!!

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    i belive it was a french dude named peltier that invented it and named it after himself, so i dont think you will find it in a dictionary

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    You are right. The discoverer was Jean Charles Athanase Peltier and it happened in 1822. I have mentioned this previously but the current modules in use were developed as power generators for deep space satellites. They have a property of generating electricity when heat is applied so the modules were packed around a small nuclear reactor to generate power. They also work conversely : under the application of power one side of the module will be cold and the other will be hot. I work with a company that uses these modules to heat and chill chemical baths for semiconductor manufacturing applications. It is really fascinating how these things work.



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    you guys dont get it though.. once us americans get something we can call it anything we want

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    Originally posted by Baloneyflaps:
    Pelt-ee-ay or pel-tee-yay or something very close to that but I think the Americanized version is Pel-teer; I know that is how the news anchors say Leonard Peltier's name.

    [This message has been edited by Baloneyflaps (edited 01-31-2001).]
    Baloneyflaps is right.

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    I mean the 2 first are OK: Pelt-ee-ay or pel-tee-yay.

    I have the same problem in English: often I don't know how English spoken-language people pronounce i: to lIve or fInally. I have to learn it by heart.

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