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pronounciation Le Puy

Discussion in 'Le Puy en Velay to Santiago de Compostela' started by walkmag, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. walkmag

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    can some one tell me how to pronounce " Le Puy"

    put in :D phonetics

    merci

    ciao
     
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    Le pwee, rhymes with "tree," or more closely, "twee."
     
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    Grazi Huskynerd

    I am going to do a small portion of the VF this year

    but a friend from work is doing a few days on the Le Pwee :rolleyes:
     
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    Ha ha - oh dear there are quite a few place names I need help with !!! Maybe someone could do a list on here ? Starting with Roncesvalles please.
     
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    :)
    Ron-sace-VIE-ace
    -ron (like the name)
    -sace (rhymes with place, space, trace)
    -VIE (emphases on this syllable, which rhymes with tie, why, buy, guy)
    -ace (again rhymes with place, space, trace)
     
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    I still have problems with French..
    Bon Chemin -Bone Shemain or Bone Shemin? (Buen Camino in Spanish)
    Pelerin - ?? (Pilgrim in English, Pergrino (a) in Spanish)
     
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    French is much harder to pronounce than Spanish, but once you get the feel for the sound, it's quite beautiful.

    Bon chemin = bone shu-MAN
    -Bone - very little of the "n" sound
    -Shu - as in sugar
    -MAN - again, little of the "n" sound

    Pelerin = pell-a-RAN
    -Pell - as in "smell"
    -a - as in "ago"
    -RAN - with the French "r" and almost completely dropping the "n"

    You'll impress your French friends if you can pronounce the "R" sounds with the back of your mouth rather than your lips as in English. An the "N" at the end of a word doesn't get our "nuh" sound, but more of a "--n".

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks Sandy...probably a good thing I am not very social. ;)
     

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