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Please pronounce "Guignol".

Merci!

by Ryan Murphyreply 2410/29/2013

gween yole'

by Ryan Murphyreply 110/29/2013

Sounds like, "gag a maggot."

by Ryan Murphyreply 210/29/2013

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.

by Ryan Murphyreply 310/29/2013

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.

by Ryan Murphyreply 410/29/2013

I survived that OLD guy, too, R4.

by Ryan Murphyreply 510/29/2013

I've always pronounced it GEEN-yuhl. Not GWEEN-yuhl.

by Ryan Murphyreply 610/29/2013

I pronounce it like "Gigli," you know, "gobble gobble."

by Ryan Murphyreply 710/29/2013

OP, by the way, use forvo.com to check pronunciations from real speakers of zee languages.

by Ryan Murphyreply 810/29/2013

r6 is correct. First syllable is certainly NOT pronounced GWEEN.

by Ryan Murphyreply 910/29/2013

Is that one of those words that's never used without its companion word-- in this case "grand"?

by Ryan Murphyreply 1110/29/2013

Google translate has it pronounced counterintuitively "gween". It pronounces other "gu" words "geen".

Frovo says "geen".

by Ryan Murphyreply 1210/29/2013

Does "gui___" ever sound like GWEE in French?

by Ryan Murphyreply 1310/29/2013

Gwee De Maupassant?

by Ryan Murphyreply 1410/29/2013

R13 Not normally, no. That's how it sounds in Italian.

by Ryan Murphyreply 1510/29/2013

According to Forvo...

by Ryan Murphyreply 1610/29/2013

Thanks, R15. That's what confused me. I pronounce a lot more Italian than I do French (mostly all cooking words).

by Ryan Murphyreply 1710/29/2013

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.

by Ryan Murphyreply 1810/29/2013

Never trust Wikipedia. That's bizarre.

by Ryan Murphyreply 1910/29/2013

Definitely Gee - nyol with a hard G

by Ryan Murphyreply 2010/29/2013

R20. Gee is never with a HARD G!

by Ryan Murphyreply 2110/29/2013

giɲɔl

The g is hard.

by Ryan Murphyreply 2210/29/2013

It is a hard g on wikipedia, I just didn't know how to make the symbols so I tried to translate them, badly.

by Ryan Murphyreply 2310/29/2013

Thanks!

by Ryan Murphyreply 2410/29/2013
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