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10-19-2009 06:38 PM

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Is it Bo-coat? Or is it Bo-coat-tay? Or maybe Bo-caught-tay?

We all have to start somewhere, right? =]

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#1 posted 10-19-2009 06:49 PM

It’s the second way…. with the accent on “coat”.

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 07:04 PM

I’ve heard it pronounced, “BOW COAT E”

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 12:42 AM

If it’s Spanish in origin, then Charlie is right, Bo – COE -tay, putting a stress on the second syllable.

An American derivative is probably Bow – coat- TEE just because it’s rolls off the tongue cleaner during an English conversations.

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 01:03 AM

Guess I’m learnin too, I call it the first way Bo-coat

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#5 posted 10-20-2009 01:19 AM

Same as Beyonce

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#6 posted 10-20-2009 02:25 AM

I’ve called it the first way.

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 10-20-2009 02:42 AM

Shiz-nit, it’s Bo-co-te’!!!

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#8 posted 10-20-2009 02:48 AM

Gimme some…I’ll pronounce it for ya….

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#9 posted 02-01-2010 10:05 PM

Ive been saying it wrong all this time? Dang it!! Do like the sound of bocote’ though.

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 11:28 PM

Interesting, I never thought about how I was pronouncing it. Now you have me thinking about other woods I am pronouncing wrong.

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#11 posted 02-01-2010 11:33 PM

dont feel bad, having learned mostly from books, it wasnt until i started seeing alot of videos that I found i was pronouncing alotta stuff wrong lol

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#12 posted 02-02-2010 01:56 AM

Whatever way you say it, it ain’t wrong and we all know what you mean. Anyway, it is a beautiful wood.

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#13 posted 02-02-2010 08:04 AM

I pronounce it ….....PURDY


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#14 posted 02-02-2010 03:20 PM

Can’t hear you, Scrappy.

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#15 posted 02-02-2010 07:13 PM

That’s why I keep a copy of my Funky-Wagnell’s ‘cyclopedia handy. :-)

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