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01-31-2013, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by llamapalooza View Post
Actually...

I'm pretty sure Favre is actually a French name too, and Brett's pronunciation is a slight bastardization of the original based on a few generations of creolization in Louisiana. Try and pronounce it in French and you can sort of see how it would morph into what we get now, especially if the "ah" vowel turns into an "ar" sound.
Dunno about wheezy but my French classes tell me it would be pronounced "Fahvr--" like you abruptly cut off the end of the word, unless the e is accented at the end, or unless the next word starts with a vowel, in which case you can pronounce the consonant as the words flow into each other...kind of like if you listen to Oasis' Champagne Supernova, he pronounces it "Supernovar" only when the next word starts with a vowel.

Europeans.


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