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pronunciation of a french word

 
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cowcow3516



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:12 pm    Post subject: pronunciation of a french word Reply with quote

I need the correct pronunciation of the word galette. We are have a descrepancy at work and would like some clerification. I need help from a person who is fluent in french. Thank you for your help.
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Julien



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is really hard to answer this question with words

[gal€t] (the € stands for epsilon)

I guess the difficulty is the 'ette' but I think an English speaking person will pronounce it naturally quite right
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cowcow3516



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:16 pm    Post subject: Thank You Reply with quote

Thank you Julien for answering my question. The "ette" is what I was
having trouble with. I think it is pronounced "gah let" . My confusion was pronouncing the "ette". I didn't know if it was "gah let" or "gah lay". I know the "t" is silent in french and the e on the end makes the first e sound long. The two t were what was trowing me off. Please excuse my crude english pronunciation. Thanks again!
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CrystalKick



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"gah lay " would have sounded like " galet " which means " pebble ". Wink
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clemence



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the -ette is pronounced just as in brunette or coquette, French words that are quite common in English.
I'm sure you pronounce galette very well then! Wink
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moi-même



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

galette is pronounced like if it was writted "galète" do not pronounce the "e" Wink
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