Probably a stupid question, but...

Discussion in 'Thai Boxing' started by Gray, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Gray

    Gray New Member

    ... exactly how should we be pronouncing the name of our style? I've heard people say it like 'moo thai', 'moy thai' and 'mo-ey thai' etc etc etc...

    Because I've heard so many different variations, how exactly SHOULD it be said?
  2. Gary

    Gary Vs The Irresistible Farce Supporter

    i always pronounced it 'my thai', as do most of the people i've talked to.
  3. Gray

    Gray New Member

    Weird... my guys call it 'moo thai'.
  4. Gary

    Gary Vs The Irresistible Farce Supporter

    I say most, but I've heard a lot of pronounciations. I also have no idea how the Thai's pronounce it.
  5. Gray

    Gray New Member

    Well, in Ong Bak they say what sounds like 'moiy thai'... But then again, some of Mr Jaa's moves aren't even muay thai...

    I'll find out for sure when I (hopefully) head off to Thailand next year.
  6. MuayKiDo

    MuayKiDo Che!

    At the thai restaurant where I gave a little Ram Muay demonstration, the thai's said something 'moy' thaiish. I remember it actually being somewhere in the middle-->

    The first sound is like u or o, ending in a: muaai thaai
  7. fire cobra

    fire cobra Valued Member

    moo-iii or moo-eye,try raising the pitch up on the iii or the eye,it means boxing,so muay thai=boxing thai.
  8. Cuchulain82

    Cuchulain82 Custodia Legis

    I actually usually just say thaiboxing.
  9. pablo147

    pablo147 Valued Member

    i say muay like how "muy" is pronounced in spanish. cant really explain it any better than that.
  10. Khun Kao

    Khun Kao Valued Member

    Its pronounced "Moo-ay". But the two syllables are slurred together into one syllable just like saying the word "Muy" in Spanish (as pablo147 already stated)
  11. BST

    BST New Member

    Yeah i say it moy tie, like spanish

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