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Old 07-25-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I pronounce Gruene as "Green". That is definitely another one where the original German has been butchered (or at least Texanized!).
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Oh, and we DO say HEEBner, which is closer to the German than HUBEner.
Sorry Linda, gonna have to disagree with you there. The "ue" in Huebner is the Anglicized way of writing the German u-umlaut (ü), which is pronounced as a deep "u" sound (just like it's pronounced in the word "über"). So Huebner in standard German would be pronounced "HEWP-ner". And Gruene (Grüne) would be "GREW-na".
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: TX Hill Country-Helotes, Pipe Creek/Lake Hills & San Antonio, TX
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Default I will agree........

I have always pronounced it BLUE like the color blue and then MEL, like the name Mel. I have never heard anyone else pronounce it differently.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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I think it's funny how Austinites pronounce
Burnet= Burn IT
Manor= Main ner
Menchaca= Man shack
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