I know the history and all of Record label "Parlophone"; I've been trying to understand the actual meaning of the term. It si derived from german label "Parlophon". Does someone know about this?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it doesn’t seem to be about music practice or theory as outlined in the help center. – Todd Wilcox Aug 12 at 17:15
  • @ToddWilcox which would be the appropriate stack to post this? – kushal.8 Aug 12 at 18:53
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    Either Music Fans or one of the language sites. – Your Uncle Bob Aug 12 at 19:18

'Parle' is French for 'speak', and 'phone' is to do with 'sound', so it's a made-up word, as a lot of brand names are, referring to 'speaking sound'. At the time, quite apt, and still stands the test of time as a brand name.

  • So Parle is derived into Parlo – kushal.8 Aug 12 at 17:09
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    parlo italiano, allegro ma non troppo ;) – Albrecht Hügli Aug 12 at 17:39
  • In french, the word "parlophone" is now used for a doorbell phone. – Your Uncle Bob Aug 12 at 18:03
  • @AlbrechtHügli So Parlo in italian is "Speak" – kushal.8 Aug 12 at 18:54
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    Si! Compare: gramophone! Gramophone Victor III of the Victor Talking Machine Co. A gramophone or phono (from ancient Greek γράμμα grámma, written and φωνή phōnḗ, voice, sound) is a device for recording and reproducing sounds, which was invented in 1887 by Emil Berliner en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonograph – Albrecht Hügli Aug 12 at 20:50

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