How do you pronounce Knipex?

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How do you pronounce Knipex?

Hey lads i am wondering how you pronounce Knipex? After watching so many Youtube videos i see a lot of people from America and Canada pronounce the K heavily.

Here we dont say the K in Knipex its more so pronounced Nipex. Seeing as there is a few Germans on here maybe they can tell us the proper way? Is it pronounced Nienpex Silly

Is the K silent?

I think its more of an accent thing? Also see this with Exedy clutches a lot.

I found a British video from Knipex they say it like us.

Yes i am addicted to tool reviews!

I have heard Ave also pronounce Knipex like this guy.

So what is really going on?

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I’m not german (well, almost, the language is similar) but for sure the K is not silent.

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The ‘k’ is certainly not silent! Big Smile

Here’s a video from Knipex’s page of product information videos.

The German presenter pronounces it twice in the first 15 seconds.

Here’s a list of 844 German words beginning with ‘kn.’

I dropped a handful of them into Google Translate. Click the small speaker icon at lower left to hear their pronunciation.

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If it’s supposed to be pronounced the German way, the K wouldn’t be silent, and the i would be like clip and tip, it would be pronounced ‘knip ex’
In English i suppose you could say ‘nip ex’.

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Very interesting its like in between both of the other videos lol. Cool!

Also the way we say k it isn’t a very pronounced k.

The only German i know is from Rammstein lol

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English version is silent K, Zee Germans pronounce the K….

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A silent ⟨k⟩ occurs when the letter ⟨k⟩ appears in a word but does not actually reflect the pronunciation of a voiceless velar plosive (/k/), or any sound for that matter. A silent ⟨k⟩ is quite common in the English language, most often preceding an ⟨n⟩ at the beginning of a word.
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In Old English, ⟨k⟩ and ⟨g⟩ were not silent in these words. Cognates in other Germanic languages show that the ⟨k⟩ was probably a voiceless velar plosive in Proto-Germanic (compare German Knecht to knight, Knoten to knot, etc. where the initial ⟨k⟩ is not silent); likewise, ⟨g⟩ was probably a voiced velar plosive (compare German Gnom to gnome, Gneis to gneiss, etc. where the initial ⟨g⟩ is not silent).
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I have learned to pronounce it like you spell it, sounds like Tipp-ex but then just with the “K”

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Yokiamy wrote:
sounds like Tipp-ex but then just with the “K”

There is definitely an ‘n’ in there right after the “K” Smile
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Knipex

That’s the K sorted out but what about the P?

Is it P as in Pea or Peck?

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Love these tools, and have several. I always pronounced it nipex, but most of the time pronounce it pliers.

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It’s knee with a k and pex

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You pronounce it “Pass me the damn Pliers” Big Smile

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Poorly

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It’s Cnippex.

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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Jamie says Nye-Pex at 5:30.

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Jamie says Nye-Pex at 5:30.

Busted! I believe our German friend. After all, these are tools made in Germany.

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I've been pronouncing it wrong since the mid 90s when the company I worked for first started selling their tools.  It'll always be Nippex to me.  Smile 

kuh-Nee-pex is how the company itself pronounces it.  kuh-Nip-ex is the accepted form for foreigners. 

They need to produce a flashlight....

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Hmm...browsed by their youtube to see what was new besides their Engineer screw pliers ripoff, and listening to this company manager he makes it sound like "keepex"...what the heck. 

0:51 to 1:06 he says it twice:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfZwJ3_f1WQ

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Engineer 8” plier = best plier Davie

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Engineer 8" plier = best plier :}


They make fantastic nippers and strippers, too.  Actually prefer them over many others although the small Knipex flush cutters I have are great.  I don't know why Engineer hasn't ever caught on more than it has in the US.
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I pronounce it Irwin because I find the quality close enough and the price much better. Just, I own a couple Knipex pliers. Bought my Dad a nice set of 3.

I say it like knife…

Nigh-pecks

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Nip-Ex, and I’m from the USA. I’ve honestly never heard it pronounced any other way.

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I think I’m in love with the pliers wrench XS! Have some of the bigger variants and they are amazing. Most Knipex products are worth their price. If you use them within their specs they will hold forever.

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They are a bit overrated.
I mean, the tools are good, but there’s really not much difference compared to cheap tools as the online propaganda tries to assert.
If you abuse them, they will fail too.
I like their pliers wrench, it’s one of the most useful tools and you cannot find it at other brands because Knipex holds the patent.
I slightly bent mine when hammering it to loose a nut Sad

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Correllux wrote:
I’ve been pronouncing it wrong since the mid 90s when the company I worked for first started selling their tools.  It’ll always be Nippex to me.  Smile

kuh-Nee-pex is how the company itself pronounces it.  kuh-Nip-ex is the accepted form for foreigners.&

They need to produce a flashlight….

KnipFire.

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KnipFire.

Great. Inevitably, some Chinese AI, in like ten years, will find that on BLF and engrave it.

Relevant…

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Lightbringer wrote:
Correllux wrote:
I've been pronouncing it wrong since the mid 90s when the company I worked for first started selling their tools.  It'll always be Nippex to me.  Smile kuh-Nee-pex is how the company itself pronounces it.  kuh-Nip-ex is the accepted form for foreigners.& They need to produce a flashlight....
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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
The only German i know is from Rammstein lol

DU!! DU HAST!!!AAARRRRROOOGGGGHHH!!!!!!!! Please do not even get me started on how Americans totally mispronounced Ahh Dee Dahs. (Adidas). Fortunately, they are able to pronounce (or close enough) the most important names well. “Sig Sauer”. and “HK” (Heckler Koch).

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Please do not even get me started on how Americans totally mispronounced Ahh Dee Dahs. (Adidas).

That’s how I say it, partly just to be annoying(!), but partly because it’s correct (from Adi Dassler).

But “Knipex” definitely with the hard ‘K’, as in “knödel”.

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Couchmaster wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
The only German i know is from Rammstein lol

DU!! DU HAST!!!AAARRRRROOOGGGGHHH!!!!!!!! Please do not even get me started on how Americans totally mispronounced Ahh Dee Dahs. (Adidas). Fortunately, they are able to pronounce (or close enough) the most important names well. “Sig Sauer”. and “HK” (Heckler Koch).

Named my best dog Sig Smile

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