How do you pronounce cadence?

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How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby CleeRider » Sat Mar 30, 2013 19:33 pm

Kay-dense - sounds very American, or Ca-dense?
I've always avoided it in cycling conversation in case I get it wrong lol

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Mar 30, 2013 19:36 pm

Ka-denché, it's Italian.
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby pride4ever » Sat Mar 30, 2013 20:15 pm

WOW thread.
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby DesWeller » Sat Mar 30, 2013 20:25 pm

Kaa-deens; don't ask.

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby extrusion » Sat Mar 30, 2013 20:30 pm

Well that's that cleared up then!

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby redvee » Sat Mar 30, 2013 23:58 pm

Sean Kelly is the man to see for pronounciation of cycling terms. I'm tempted to get Carlton Kirby to ask him to say 'Irish Wristwatch' during one of their TdF chats.

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby CiB » Sun Mar 31, 2013 00:13 am

Arrr Peee Emmm.

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby Grill » Sun Mar 31, 2013 00:29 am

Jesus. If anyone says "Ca-dense" to me I may very well fall off my bike laughing.

I have a friend that pronounces "cache" as kay-che. Makes me want to smack him in the mouth.
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby greensum » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:23 am

KAY Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) :roll:

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:25 am

Grill wrote:I have a friend that pronounces "cache" as kay-che. Makes me want to smack him in the mouth.

I would. No one that knows what a cache is, should be allowed to pronounce it 'kaysh', and be allowed to live.
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby Grill » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:47 am

ChrisAOnABike wrote:
Grill wrote:I have a friend that pronounces "cache" as kay-che. Makes me want to smack him in the mouth.

I would. No one that knows what a cache is, should be allowed to pronounce it 'kaysh', and be allowed to live.


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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby team47b » Sun Mar 31, 2013 17:24 pm

cadência :D
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby Gethinceri » Sun Mar 31, 2013 20:54 pm

Chardenker, everybody knows that.

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby xchudy_1325 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 21:45 pm

no idea but i say "kay-dense" dunno if its right or wrong but that works for me lol

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby team47b » Mon Apr 01, 2013 07:55 am

xchudy_1325 wrote:no idea but i say "kay-dense" dunno if its right or wrong but that works for me lol


yep, correct english pronunciation :D
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby giant man » Mon Apr 01, 2013 09:30 am

why is this being questioned? It's hardly hard to pronounce ...
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Mon Apr 01, 2013 09:56 am

giant man wrote:why is this being questioned? It's hardly hard to pronounce ...

So because you know, that makes it wrong for someone else to ask?

It's not as stupid a question as some seem to think.

So for sure, cadence in English is pronounced with a long 'a' (as in kay), and emphasis on the first syllable. Other two syllable words with similar pronunciation would be prudence or credence.

However, it's related to the word cadenza (an unaccompanied, and historically improvised, section in a concerto played by the soloist). Cadenza is pronounced with a short 'a', and the emphasis on the second syllable (so, kuh-den-za, not kay-den-za).

The trouble with English is that the pronunciation and spelling rules have a lot of exceptions. Respect to the OP for having the guts to ask.
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby giant man » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:06 am

why? are people actually stupid?

seriously, how hard can it be. No I don't respect the OP, cos it's a foolish question to ask, cos its definitely one of the easier cycling terms to pronounce. The english spelling has no accents or circumflex on any of the characters, so where is the problem here. The musical term is cadentia derived from the latin name, but that's not what we're talking about.
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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby edten » Mon Apr 01, 2013 15:03 pm

giant man wrote:why? are people actually stupid?

seriously, how hard can it be. No I don't respect the OP, cos it's a foolish question to ask, cos its definitely one of the easier cycling terms to pronounce. The english spelling has no accents or circumflex on any of the characters, so where is the problem here. The musical term is cadentia derived from the latin name, but that's not what we're talking about.


Jeeze, chill. I'm sure you love it up there but please take your head out of your anus.

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Re: How do you pronounce cadence?

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Mon Apr 01, 2013 15:11 pm

giant man wrote:why? are people actually stupid?

Something that actually is stupid, is confusing not knowing something (no matter how unusual it might be not to know it) with being stupid.

I sure hope you're not a teacher. The musical term is cadenza, by the way - there's no English word cadentia.
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