Originally Posted by Fabienne,27 Dec. 2004, 07:50
There is not sound in French approaching the "eu" of veuve, but the closest might be the o of of when pronounced "ov", if that makes sense. Â The final e of veuve is silent. Â Second word: click is not bad. Â And the o sound is one sound, not diphtongated. Â It is a deep o, not an open o. Â Like when you say: Ohhh.
Ummm... "eux" = them in French, so there is a very basic sound for "eu" in french. Veuve cliquot is pronounced "vuh-ve cli-co"[/quote from above message from PHV ] Ooops, I meant, of course: there is no equivalent of that French eu sound in English. Â Eux in French is a different eu from the one in veuve. Â The lips are open when pronouncing veuve, more closed and rounded when pronouncing eux. I would discourage the pronouncing of the final e of veuve. It should end in a "v" sound. Â Unless, again, you want to sound like you are from Marseille or Toulouse.