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Please pronounce "Guignol".
- gween yole'
- Sounds like, "gag a maggot."
- Gween-yuhl (rhymes with hull)
While I'm here, can anyone explain "ce sont" to me? I never have understood why it isn't "ces sont" or "ceux/celles sont". I thought "ce" was singular.
- I would've thought it sounds more like "gween-y'all" to me?
The term reminds me a puppet show I once saw about the gay NYC art dealer/murderer Andrew "Crispy" Crespo.
- I survived that OLD guy, too, R4.
- I've always pronounced it GEEN-yuhl. Not GWEEN-yuhl.
- I pronounce it like "Gigli," you know, "gobble gobble."
- OP, by the way, use forvo.com to check pronunciations from real speakers of zee languages.
- r6 is correct. First syllable is certainly NOT pronounced GWEEN.
- Thank you, R9. I have a hard time remembering how to distinguish "gu" in French, Italian, and Spanish.
- Is that one of those words that's never used without its companion word-- in this case "grand"?
- Google translate has it pronounced counterintuitively "gween". It pronounces other "gu" words "geen".
Frovo says "geen".
- Does "gui___" ever sound like GWEE in French?
- Gwee De Maupassant?
- R13 Not normally, no. That's how it sounds in Italian.
- According to Forvo...
- Thanks, R15. That's what confused me. I pronounce a lot more Italian than I do French (mostly all cooking words).
- Wikipedia says gee ny ah l.
If it did have the other sound it would be g-yuh-ee, not gwee anyway, more like huit than wet.
- Never trust Wikipedia. That's bizarre.
- Definitely Gee - nyol with a hard G
- R20. Gee is never with a HARD G!
The g is hard.
- It is a hard g on wikipedia, I just didn't know how to make the symbols so I tried to translate them, badly.
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