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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:26 pm 
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biopic.

is it bi-opp-ick or bi-oh-pick?


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awapuhi. I have some kind of styling gel called "awapuhi ginger" from organix that I like. I'd recommend it to others, but I don't know how it's supposed to sound.

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"by-op-ic"

"ow-ah-poo-ee"

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BYE-o-pic, because it's short for bio(graphical)pic(ture).
Not to be confused with "myopic" which is mye-OH-pick or mye-AH-pic.

non-seck-wih-toor.

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How about...ăngst or ängst? (I say ängst.)

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I once watched an interview with Giselle (the model) and she was showing some lingerie. And I said ohhhh so it's not pronounced "lon-jer-ray" (with the French 'j' sound). Everyone I know, and store departments and tv ads etc say lon-jer-ray. But it's not, is it? And then I thought but if I pronounce it the correct way people will laugh and think I have it soooooo wrong. But Giselle, she'd know how to pronounce all manner of clothing, right?

When I was younger I ordered a 'strawberry dye-query". And my vegan friend used to talk about eating 'kwin-oh-a'. And when I was much younger I thought facsmile was "fassiml'.

How do you say kecap manis? I've always said ke-chup mahnis but a friend says ke-kup mahnis.


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I always have trouble with "misled". It looks loike it should be pronounced "my-zulled" to me.

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I never took French and have no idea how to pronounce "non sequitur". Is it even French? Or Latin? Either way... oy vey!


Non sequitur ("non SECK-wih-ter") is Latin and means "it does not follow."

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I once watched an interview with Giselle (the model) and she was showing some lingerie. And I said ohhhh so it's not pronounced "lon-jer-ray" (with the French 'j' sound). Everyone I know, and store departments and tv ads etc say lon-jer-ray. But it's not, is it? And then I thought but if I pronounce it the correct way people will laugh and think I have it soooooo wrong. But Giselle, she'd know how to pronounce all manner of clothing, right?

When I was younger I ordered a 'strawberry dye-query". And my vegan friend used to talk about eating 'kwin-oh-a'. And when I was much younger I thought facsmile was "fassiml'.

How do you say kecap manis? I've always said ke-chup mahnis but a friend says ke-kup mahnis.

When I worked at the grocery store, I heard so many pronunciations of "quinoa."

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Les Misérables ~ lay miz-ay-haab-luh. (French R is nearer English H than English R in many accents).

It's even cute when you type french.

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I always have trouble with "misled". It looks loike it should be pronounced "my-zulled" to me.

I thought it was my-zulled for the longest time when I was a kid! I still think it would be an awesome word.

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I'm pretty sure les is pronounced lay? That's what I know from taking French anyway.


That's how we say it in Quebec but Quebec French does things differently so I'm not sure about elsewhere.


I'd say it's lay everywhere

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Les is not really like lay... you can hear it on this site: leo.org And it's the second Les on the site, not the first one.

I always go to Leo when unsure how to pronounce words.


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jerusha wrote:
Les is not really like lay... you can hear it on this site: leo.org And it's the second Les on the site, not the first one.

Exactly! That sounds nothing like lay to me.


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TurningVioletViolet wrote:
I once watched an interview with Giselle (the model) and she was showing some lingerie. And I said ohhhh so it's not pronounced "lon-jer-ray" (with the French 'j' sound). Everyone I know, and store departments and tv ads etc say lon-jer-ray. But it's not, is it? And then I thought but if I pronounce it the correct way people will laugh and think I have it soooooo wrong. But Giselle, she'd know how to pronounce all manner of clothing, right?.

Giselle, if we mean Bundchen, is neither a native English nor French speaker though.... she grew up hearing "lon-jay-ri" in Brazil, which if I'm not mistaken is a big closer to the french.
She said it her way, that's OK. As an American I think a native English speaker saying that in the US is a bit Snooty McMaven-ish [and i am definitely a maven fan]. We use foreign phrases in our own nationally specific ways, the same as we all mutate and abuse Chinese food in our own nationally specific ways.

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We use foreign phrases in our own nationally specific ways, the same as we all mutate and abuse Chinese food in our own nationally specific ways.

Yes. That's why I say I think I pronounce some things weirdly (from an English viewpoint). I have trouble with chemical things in English. I know how to say them in Swedish, but it's not obvious to me how they'd be pronounced in English...


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jerusha wrote:
Les is not really like lay... you can hear it on this site: leo.org And it's the second Les on the site, not the first one.

I always go to Leo when unsure how to pronounce words.


er, then I don't know how to pronunce "lay" :P

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I'd say it's like lay but with a shorter vowel (or: like the E of "trek")

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I don't think 'lay' is a perfect replacement for les but it is pretty close. The vowel sound is not quite as strong in les. There's a definite difference between the sound of les and le.


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I had no idea there was any other way to say lingerie (lon-je-ray). But also, it matters to me not at all our loan words are pronounced in their original languages. Lingerie in French is now a different word than lingerie in English. We've had the word long enough that it's an English word with an English pronunciation now.


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discussion of misled made me remember that I used to think that "supply" was sup-lee when I was a kid. It drove me crazy for the longest time.


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dukka (that Ethiopian nutty seedy dippy stuff new at Trader Joe's. There is also a recipe in VEW.) Is it duck-a, so the first part sounds like a water bird, or duke-a so the first part sounds like the husband of a duchess, or something else?

bisteeya (Moroccan filo pie, also in VEW)

Ok, while I'm on a how-to-pronounce VEW recipes:

ful medames

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char siu seitan bao (Chinese steamed seitan bbq buns.)

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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
dukka (that Ethiopian nutty seedy dippy stuff new at Trader Joe's. There is also a recipe in VEW.) Is it duck-a, so the first part sounds like a water bird, or duke-a so the first part sounds like the husband of a duchess, or something else?

Ok, while I'm on a how-to-pronounce VEW recipes:
ful medames

I'd say the first (also I think it's Egyptian).

Ful is pronounced fool. Medames I'm never sure of. Especially since I've seen it spelled so many ways. I usually just say ful and call it tasty.


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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
dukka (that Ethiopian nutty seedy dippy stuff new at Trader Joe's. There is also a recipe in VEW.) Is it duck-a, so the first part sounds like a water bird, or duke-a so the first part sounds like the husband of a duchess, or something else?

Ok, while I'm on a how-to-pronounce VEW recipes:
ful medames

I'd say the first (also I think it's Egyptian).

Ful is pronounced fool. Medames I'm never sure of. Especially since I've seen it spelled so many ways. I usually just say ful and call it tasty.

Ooops, so embarassed! Dukka is Egyptian and I know that. The wrong E country came out of my fingers, perhaps because I'm a bit more used to cooking Ethiopian foods than Egyptian foods?

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