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01-31-2013, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
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.

Yeah that's sort of what I was going for. The "vr---" turns into a "v" because the guttural "r" is subtle and hard for Americans to hear or say. Then you're down to "Fahv" and the "ah" is probably pretty nasal in French pronunciation, so it could be mistaken for a British "ar" sound and Americanized to have a hard "r" and there you go.

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