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Paprika

Postby Seatallan » August 15th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Following on from the scones thread, I've just been prepping a Chicken Paprika when it occurred to me that I don't know what is the correct pronunciation for paprika. Is the stress on the 'pap' (which is how I generally pronounce it) or on the 'rika'? Or doesn't it matter?
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Re: Paprika

Postby suffolk » August 15th, 2018, 4:52 pm

I stress the 'pap' but I know that people in my mother's generation used to say 'papreeeeeeeeka' ...... is that because we're more widely travelled than they were, or is it just fashion .........???
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Re: Paprika

Postby StokeySue » August 15th, 2018, 6:20 pm

OED says pap-ree-ka with no great stress on neither pap nor ree, ka tailing off a bit

I can confirm that is also how they say it in Hungary
https://www.rightpronunciation.com/languages/hungarian/paprika-6276.asp?id1=11&page=27
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Re: Paprika

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 15th, 2018, 9:41 pm

I pronounce it pap-reeeee-ka and am not really keen on hearing it pronounced with the emphasis on pap. Don't know why that is though!
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Re: Paprika

Postby Herbidacious » August 16th, 2018, 7:35 am

I am a pa-prika person. Fairly sure my mother has never uttered the word... ;) but if she had, she is Queen of the Weird (but logical) Pronunciation. (As is MIL...) I have been shedding them off since I left home.
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Re: Paprika

Postby Seatallan » August 16th, 2018, 7:57 am

Well, I suppose the Hungarian pronunciation has to be the most authentic one. I have a Hungarian neighbour- I shall have to ask him about it.
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Re: Paprika

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 16th, 2018, 8:25 am

Seatallan wrote:Well, I suppose the Hungarian pronunciation has to be the most authentic one. I have a Hungarian neighbour- I shall have to ask him about it.


That will be interesting.....baited breath here. :grin:
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Re: Paprika

Postby hickybank » August 16th, 2018, 11:08 am

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Re: Paprika

Postby karadekoolaid » August 16th, 2018, 12:03 pm

PAP rika. That´s what I heard in the Hungarian version; and in Spanish, it would be the same, with the emphasis on the first syllable.
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Re: Paprika

Postby Ratatouille » August 16th, 2018, 12:17 pm

Sort of even on all syllables but perhaps the slightest emphasis on the first.
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Re: Paprika

Postby earthmaiden » August 16th, 2018, 1:55 pm

I had only heard papreeka for many years but sometimes say pap ri ka now. There are so many words that those in the know pronounce differently to less travelled Brits and there's certainly a little snobbery attached these days. My parents generation usually said Pitza, but nowadays it is commonplace to say Peetza. I have no idea which is correct. Then there's choritzo, Marmite and unfamiliar words from Asia and Africa as horizons broaden. A minefield!
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Re: Paprika

Postby StokeySue » August 16th, 2018, 2:28 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:
Seatallan wrote:Well, I suppose the Hungarian pronunciation has to be the most authentic one. I have a Hungarian neighbour- I shall have to ask him about it.


That will be interesting.....baited breath here. :grin:

The link above has a recording of a Hungarian lady saying paprika - definitely not PAP ri ka ka
StokeySue wrote:I can confirm that is also how they say it in Hungary
https://www.rightpronunciation.com/languages/hungarian/paprika-6276.asp?id1=11&page=27
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