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Old March 1st, 2009, 07:10 PM
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Default can somebody PLEASE clear this up for me...and everyone else?!

how the HELL do you pronounce Al-Fakher?
i've searched all over the forum, all over the web,
i've even used the damn audio preview on youtube!

does anybody know EXACTLY how it's pronounced?
i'd think it would be AL FOCK-HER, but i've heard various pronunciations suck as AL FUQ-HEER, AL FAACK-HER, and of course; sambookas famous version: I'LL FUCK-HER!

any help?
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Old March 1st, 2009, 07:19 PM
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I believe it is pronounced "Al- Faqqqh-errr"

The "q" part is supposed to be like, coming from your throat (if that makes any damn sense haha)
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Old March 1st, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: can somebody PLEASE clear this up for me...and everyone else?!

i always say Al fawk-ker....when in doubt, say AF
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Old March 1st, 2009, 07:38 PM
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I just pronounce it al fuck-er
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Old March 1st, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: can somebody PLEASE clear this up for me...and everyone else?!

Hop on skype or any online chatting program and i'm sure one of the guys who speak Arabic on this forum will clear it up for you. It's just learning how to pronounce Arabic letters correctly. The closest you mentioned is probably AL FUQ-HEER.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 08:16 PM
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I found this great website .. it shows u how to pronounce Arabic letter.

Anyway, this is how to say it >> Aalfaakher
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Old March 1st, 2009, 08:25 PM
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good research there thunder
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Old March 1st, 2009, 09:17 PM
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I have know it as Al fa k air with the k being pronounced in that traditionally middle eastern way
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Old March 1st, 2009, 09:50 PM
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talk about subliminal message lol
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Old March 1st, 2009, 10:04 PM
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Default Re: can somebody PLEASE clear this up for me...and everyone else?!

i met this one turkish kid at a party and he told me how to say it but i could not say it with the accent correctly
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Old March 1st, 2009, 10:28 PM
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it is really all in the throat, the kh is just something you learn to pronounce.
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LOL ... I am sorry ... here is the website

http://transliteration.org/Quran/Pro...ters/TashP.htm
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Old March 1st, 2009, 10:52 PM
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Just say Al fucker
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Default Re: can somebody PLEASE clear this up for me...and everyone else?!

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Just say Al fucker
the reason i asked was because i would like to know what i'm talking about. eg: i'm at a hookah party, i'm referring to this brand telling someone how it is, i'm talking to a hookah master and he strikes me down with a lightning bolt...and it makes me look dumb if i can't say it right.
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Default Re: can somebody PLEASE clear this up for me...and everyone else?!

ive said and heard "al faw-kher" al like the name, faw like fall with out the L sound, and kher/ker like grrrrr but with a k instead of a g.

if you add or take away the bad arabic accent some people throw on it (like my self) it will sound different

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Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:15 AM
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the reason i asked was because i would like to know what i'm talking about. eg: i'm at a hookah party, i'm referring to this brand telling someone how it is, i'm talking to a hookah master and he strikes me down with a lightning bolt...and it makes me look dumb if i can't say it right.
If said hookah master speaks arabic, he will probably be nice enough to teach you the proper pronunciation.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:27 AM
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If said hookah master speaks arabic, he will probably be nice enough to teach you the proper pronunciation.
and even then you will probably get multiple pronunciations from other arab speakers.

chadtizzle, arabic is spoken in so many countries and so many dialects so things like these names will be said differently depending who you talk to just like some words me other things (some places shisha means the hookah it self, one of my friends knows it like this so when im around him say tobacco instead of shisha).

even the brand mya is pronounced in multiple ways (me-ah and my-ah). if your close most people will know what you mean

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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:05 AM
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The word "hookah" is not used in all Arabic countries. In Gulf states, they call it "Shisha" and they call tobacco "Moassel". In Syria & Lebanon, they call it "Arighilah".
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Since we're on the topic of cultural differences, I'll add my own trivia.

In French-speaking Quebec, shisha is used to describe the moassel, while the word hookah is not used at all. Instead, "shisha pipe" is the most widely used term. "Pipe shisha" literally "pipe for shisha". Hookah lounges are shisha lounges
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Default Re: can somebody PLEASE clear this up for me...and everyone else?!

I love this convo.

Al fawk-her. al focker. al fuck-her. al fa*flem*err.

Whatever you're mood is!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 06:38 AM
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The KH is like the German CH as in Achtung for instance.

Anyways, to save you all the hassle of trying to figure it out, I pronounced it and recorded it. Attached to this post a WMA file (zipped) containing the proper pronunciation of Al Fakher, straight from a native Arabic speaker (the humble me !)
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Il Fuck Her... its simple it works.
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AL-Fukh-er
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TE, you rock
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: can somebody PLEASE clear this up for me...and everyone else?!

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The KH is like the German CH as in Achtung for instance.

Anyways, to save you all the hassle of trying to figure it out, I pronounced it and recorded it. Attached to this post a WMA file (zipped) containing the proper pronunciation of Al Fakher, straight from a native Arabic speaker (the humble me !)
oh man, that would be like a chore to say that all the time. haha. but it works!
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