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OK, now several brew books I've had a flip through have said that wort is pronounced as 'wert'. Now, many people I have run across pronounce it at 'wort'. The macquarie dictionary says it should be pronounced as 'wert' as well. Is this a tomato pronunciation thing??
 

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I have always said wort.. even though it sounds like something gross, wert seems like it would only be something a posh brewer would say.
 

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I say wert. Actually more like vert. As far as I am aware that is how it is supposed to be pronounced. Germans say "w" more like a "v" so I end up saying it more like vert, but the difference between wert and vert is pretty subtle anyway. I don't know if vert is more correct than wert though.

We all know what your talking about anyway ;)

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Its Wort as in work
not Wart as in walk
 

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What Justin said...
And the other one is trub - pronounced troob
 

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I used to pronounce it "wort" until corrected to call it "wert".

I also used to pronounce lautering as "loitering", until I was told that "loitering is standing around your beer" :lol:

why the hell i was saying "loiter" i still don't know.
 

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Wortgames said:
Wort is actually an ancient English word, not German. Its meaning was 'herb' or 'extract of herb'.
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Well doesn't ancient english came from ancient german, the saxons and the angles both ventured over from that part of the world didn't they?

IF 6 WERE 9
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I pronounce it wurt, but then again why should I break the habits of a lifetime and pronounce this one word correctly :eek:
 

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I pronounce it like word, but I'm slack, & tend to Australianise some words :)
 

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Like all words -- they often sound different to the way they look.

Phonetically

WERE -T

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Like the Supernanny says pronouncing wert as wort is just UNASEPTABILE
 

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thats pretty much how its written vlad, what you see is how you say it.


comunication breakdown
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There are two correct pronunciations.
Both Di-ass-etil and Di-a-seetal are correct.
 

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I call mine wort. But my wort is special. Don't know if I've actually said it to anyone. Sometimes my brain speaks for itself. It's a lonely half brain actually.

Could have warned them German brewers they'd have a hard time teaching us to say VERT spelt WORT.

Are you allowed to post pist?
 

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