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post #151 of 222
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Originally Posted by Standard Toaster View Post
How do you pronounce Rubinacci?

Roo-bin-atchy? Roo-bin-ak-ki? Something else?

The first one is the best option if you speak English, the second one is plain wrong.

If you wanna sound more Italian, pronounce "i" like "ee" (roo-bean-atchy) and accentuate the second to last syllable.
post #152 of 222
[quote=JohnnyLaw;2507597]No. Beauchamp is pronounced more like Bo-SHAH (with a nasal shah).


Actually, it's not. He asked how the English pronounce it, not the French.
post #153 of 222
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Originally Posted by JohnnyLaw View Post
No. Beauchamp is pronounced more like Bo-SHAH (with a nasal shah).


Actually, it's not. He asked how the English pronounce it, not the French.

Quite right. The English pronunciation is the same as 'Beecham'. Similarly Belvoir is pronounced 'Beaver'.

These are names of Norman French origin that entered English 900 years ago. Although the Normans spoke French they were not, of course, French themselves but North-men. Goodness knows what their French pronunciation was actually like.
post #154 of 222
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
bree-oh-knee

lol thanks dood. i was just messing around.
post #155 of 222
Good thread-idea!

I have always probs with champagne-names: (my French sucks albeit my nick)

Krug...?

Bollinger...? yes, I know that the English pronounce it 'Bollinger' [-tsz-] but is it correct..

Pol Roger? Again 'roger roger'...? Or more the Frenchy pronounciation...?

Anyway, those are some of my fav brands so: help! that I don't always have to say "that one" "dammi quello, p.f." "den dort" etc...
post #156 of 222
Do you pronounce Finamore like you would in English, or do you pronounce the last 'e' as in Italian (Finamor-AY)?
post #157 of 222
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Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
Good thread-idea!

I have always probs with champagne-names: (my French sucks albeit my nick)

Krug...?

Bollinger...? yes, I know that the English pronounce it 'Bollinger' [-tsz-] but is it correct..

Pol Roger? Again 'roger roger'...? Or more the Frenchy pronounciation...?

Anyway, those are some of my fav brands so: help! that I don't always have to say "that one" "dammi quello, p.f." "den dort" etc...

krug is kroog

bowl ing cher

ro-cher


i asked the server at a very popular and high end wine bar in the city for veuve clicquot and piper heidsieck... she said "huh" and i pointed to them in the menu. "ohhhh, PIPE-PER"
post #158 of 222
How about Buttero?

Is it Butter-Owe? Or Boo-Tear-Row?

Assuming it's the latter, but not sure.
post #159 of 222
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Originally Posted by Marcus Brody View Post
How about Lanvin?

long vang
post #160 of 222
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Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
Good thread-idea!

I have always probs with champagne-names: (my French sucks albeit my nick)

Krug...?

Bollinger...? yes, I know that the English pronounce it 'Bollinger' [-tsz-] but is it correct..

Pol Roger? Again 'roger roger'...? Or more the Frenchy pronounciation...?

Anyway, those are some of my fav brands so: help! that I don't always have to say "that one" "dammi quello, p.f." "den dort" etc...

The "ger" in both Bollinger and Pol Roger is pronounced the "Frenchy" way - zhay.
post #161 of 222
So is Brioni Bree-oh-nee or Bree-on-ee ? Hard o or soft like on Thanks
post #162 of 222
Bree-OH-nee
post #163 of 222
I only just found out from my Hungarian neighbor that Vass is pronounced 'Vash', like 'wash'. I'm sure someone has already pointed this out but this thread is very long
post #164 of 222
Whats with the current trend of threads being necroposted one year exactly to the day? Thats a little bizarre. And it is "teh vash".
post #165 of 222
Audemars Piguet - aw-dee-MAR, PEE-gay
Baume & Mercier - bome-MAY & mair-cyay
Blancpain - Blahnk-Pan
Breitling - BRITE-ling
Cartier - kar-t-yay
Chopard - show-par
Corum - Kore-um
Ebel - AY-ble
Girrard Perregaux - jir-ard per-ay-go
Heuer - HEW-er
Ingraham - ing-gram
Jaeger - YAY-gur
A. Lange & Sohne - A. lahng un zoo-nah
Le Coultre - luh-kool-tray
Longines - LAWNG-jeen
Movado - moe-VAH-doe
Nardin - nar din
Omega - oh-me-guh
Patek Philippe - pa-tek fee-leep
Piaget - pee-uh-jaay
Piguet - pee gay
Rado - rah-doe
Schaffausen - shaf-HOW-zun
Tissot - tee-SOh
Vacheron & Constantin - VASH-er-on, CON-stan-teen
Wittnauer - Wit-nower
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