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Re: French words you are pronouncing incorrectly

Idun - same as you I find rust and hotwaterbottle difficult. Seems to be due to the double l plus an r.

And I've never worked out how to say the name for holly - houx.  The french say just like a grunt.
Or what about St. Elix Theux? And Pouyguilles?

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Re: French words you are pronouncing incorrectly

Pat isa doddle init. , 'olly? Iss slike an East Landan who init. Ya know, 'ooooo'

Gud 'ere init Cool [8-|]

That squiggle's the one that's always got me and I'm forever getting corrected, but not every day you understand Confused [8-)]

Edit  : - As far as place names are concerned, look no further than Cheshire and Lower Peover, pronounced Pee-ver 'cause it's a posh and bleedin expensive to live Blink [blink]

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Re: French words you are pronouncing incorrectly

 Patf wrote:
Idun - same as you I find rust and hotwaterbottle difficult. Seems to be due to the double l plus an r.

And I've never worked out how to say the name for holly - houx.  The french say just like a grunt.
Or what about St. Elix Theux? And Pouyguilles?


Houx........ I'm ok.

And I think I am OK with SantElix Tuhhh or Tuhhhx as there were no accents.

And pwee gie, or there abouts........ am I right???? 'ishWhistles [Www]

Lots of things I am Ok with, but Chancer, you had me a little lost there, it was the qu'a bit that confused me about the rest.

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One of my pet hates is 'armchair'  or  'fauteuil' Confused [8-)]

Another thing is the way the the letter 's's is never pronounced at the end of words or place names, except when it is ?
Cry Out [:'(]

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....... such as Reims, Alès, Uzès etc.

Not being able to find the road we wanted years ago, I asked a passerby which way to turn for Reims - pronounced with the awful accent I had. I've been able to pronounce it since then.


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