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#21 PinkCouture

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:38 AM

^ Ok, I know how it sounds like but I am not sure how to explain it. I will try and have Taben correct me :Nicole:

Yves is like Yi-eves

Saint is like soont (kinda like font...I think :ninja: )

Laurent is the tough one. It is like La-rhaunt. "-rhaunt" sounds like haunt


I apologize to all French speakers for butchering your language :(

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:02 AM

great thread :)
i have a ques too! marithe and francois girbaud. how to pronounce the last name?


Gir - not like in "girl", soft "j" like the ZH in "Zhenya volodina"

baud - like the bo in bottle

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thank yoou :whistle: :)

^ Ok, I know how it sounds like but I am not sure how to explain it. I will try and have Taben correct me :Nicole:

Yves is like Yi-eves

Saint is like soont (kinda like font...I think :ninja: )

Laurent is the tough one. It is like La-rhaunt. "-rhaunt" sounds like haunt


I apologize to all French speakers for butchering your language :(

actually i think right pronounce is
yves sounds like live without l
saint like sen(ce)
laurent like loran
:idk: :p

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:44 AM

I can pronounce them perfectly. :p


but then you can speak french perfectly so... :whistle:

So how do you pronounce Vuitton and Chanel? :p

I pronouce it Vi-t-on (it has a quick "on," right???) and Shan-nelle (Shan like "Sean" or "Shaun" and nelle like the magazine except w/ a "n" in front)


it's kinda hard to explain because french sounds are more... "dry", i mean the sounds are very neat and defined whereas in english they kinda "resound" in the mouth... we also have some "nasal" sounds (though less strong than in portuguese) that you don't have so if you don't know what french sounds like i guess it's hard to have an idea...
But i think you pronounce it wrong :laugh: i'll try to record some French designer names and post the audio file :laugh:

How about Yves Saint Laurent? I've heard heaps of different pronunciations. So I don't exactly know the right one.


Nicola Trunfio is right i guess but i'll try to record it as well :laugh:

I apologize to all French speakers for butchering your language :(


Hahahaha i personally find foreign accents really lovely and endearing so don't worry :hehe:

actually i think right pronounce is
yves sounds like live without l
saint like sen(ce)
laurent like loran
:idk: :p


if you mean "live" as in "i live in france" and not as in "it's broadcasted live" then you are right :yes: Russian ppl are always so good at french :laugh:

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:13 AM

actually i think right pronounce is
yves sounds like live without l
saint like sen(ce)
laurent like loran
:idk: :p


if you mean "live" as in "i live in france" and not as in "it's broadcasted live" then you are right :yes: Russian ppl are always so good at french :laugh:

yes, i did mean "live" as in "live in france" :yes: yeah, i'm damn good :blueeyedbaby: :laugh:

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:35 AM

Hussein Chalayan?
Dell'acqua?
Aquascutum?
Givenchy?

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:58 AM

http://www.brandspeaking.com

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 08:25 AM

Hussein Chalayan?
Dell'acqua?
Aquascutum?
Givenchy?



dell'acqua i say it dell and acqua like aqua in spanish

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:49 AM

http://www.brandspeaking.com

^^ very good website!

you killed this thread :laugh:

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:34 AM

http://www.brandspeaking.com

^^ very good website!

HAHAHAH...thx :laugh:

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 03:23 AM

Chloe?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:44 AM

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 02:26 PM

Yay I've been pronouncing Lacroix right :clap:

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:59 PM

Omg I could never pronounce that to save my life :blink:
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:56 AM

^ haha this one made me laugh real hard because there's no way a normal French person would pronounce it like that, unless they're a stuck up aristocrat with a stick up their arse :|

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:17 PM

zhan sharl' de kastelbazhAk... i guess :whistle:

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:50 PM

I for one do not pronounce "zh" like in "zhenya", in French we pronounce it "z" like in "zen" so it's not really working :whistle:

I guess your method works (or not) depending on the mother tongue of the person using it :p everybody should learn phonetics, it'd be easier to explain :|

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:50 PM

for french maybe, i don't know. but actually zh known as THIS sound in most languages

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:28 AM

i like this thread so far i am 100% correct...so far hehe
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:52 PM

I feel the need to teach all the readers the correct pronunciation of designer’s names. It’s not just for the sake of being polite, it also makes you seem smarter and a lot more sophisticated in higher social circles or when you are talking to others in the fashion industry.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:09 AM

i learned, the hard way how to pronounce Rodarte

its like this-
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