Re: [CR]Questions on name of Alex Singer...


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Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 10:29:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Questions on name of Alex Singer...
To: John Price <jprice@2-10.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <307BB21BAB87A047AC0813C0FA3DDD923AD04D@prexchange.hbw.local>


John,
    The company was started by Singer. Eventually, he brought his nephew Ernest Csuka into the company. (I believe that Ernest's brother also worked at Singer but don't bet your house on that one yet.) Singer passed away and Csuka became the proprietor of the business.
     The name is pronounced "san-zhey". It's not so easy to render in English - the first sylable rhyms with the French pronunciation of their word for wine (i.e. vin). The second sylable is like all those other French words that end in "ger" - like etranger. I hope that helps, I'm really doing my best on this one.
      Regards,
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (which is
      near many French restaurants whose waiters
      are kind enough to help you with your French
      pronunciations)