| Chancer wrote:|
Pretty much every time someone says to me "I have been to England, I stayed at.............." I can never fathom the place name from their prononciation unless I have already heard it spoken by a French person, I usually have to ask them to spell it.
We British aren't all that great though, are we?
Boulogne - Boo-loin
Reims - Reems
Nimes - Neems (even heard that version from a Ryanair pilot!)
Avignon - Aveenyonn (that's the American version)
Dordogne - Doordoyn
.............. but at least Marseille usually comes out more or less right these days, rather than the old Mar-sails.