Difficult Designer / Brand Pronunciation #2

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  1. Blake

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU811hGD0c8

    this is not Versace real pronunciation, I HATE when this particular brand is not pronounced correctly. the last "e" has to be pronounced just like the first one...
     
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  2. rochasfille

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    How do you pronounce the French brand Maje? It has been one of my favorite labels for quite some time now, and I am embarrassed that I still have no idea whatsoever how to pronounce it. :blush:
     
  3. Littleathquakes

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    so how is it pronounced? Ver-sach?
     
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    The pronunciation in the video is completely wrong, it's "vair-sah-chay". ^^
     
  5. TianSoFine

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    I always say "vair-sah-chay", but my friend is always telling me that it's actually "chee", but I'm insistent with "chay".
     
  6. Escale Cherie II

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    ^I'm pretty sure it's Vair-SAH-chay with r pronounced by flicking the tongue against the front teeth instead of just puckering the lips. I think the Italian "ce" gets pronounced like Chay, since everyone says Dole-chay & Gabbana instead of Dole-chee :unsure:
    How is the u in couture pronounced? i say Ote COO-tyure for Haute Couture but I'm not sure if that's correct. Oh and how are Balmain and Lanvin pronounced? I have no idea if the Ns at the end are pronounced or not or how the soft-n works, nor how the ai is pronounced :wacko:
    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. Blake

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    exactly! :clap:
     
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    Littleathquakes Well-Known Member

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    I studied French in high school but i'm by no means fluent.

    I think you're perfect on the couture pronunciation. At least that's how I was taught it by an American :lol:
     
  10. TaylorBinque

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    How do you pronounce "Cushnie et Ochs" I still can't figure it out.
     
  11. GERGIN

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    That's a good question! See if there's a video on youtube of someone saying it, that normally helps (if their talking your language lol)
     
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    TaylorBinque Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I just went up online and read some articles about them. And I now know neither of them are French. :smile: So just say it in English.
     
  14. wekilledcouture

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    Balmain is exactly how it looks
    bal-mayne

    and lanvin is
    lawn-vawn (less emphasis on the w's though)
     
  15. Crying Diamonds

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    ^ Balmain is Bal-mayne? I always pronounced it Bal-mah?
     
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    ^ so did i , i think it is bal-mah?
    and how do you pronounce blaak
    is it just black or is it like blahk
     
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    It would be Bal-mayne if it was written Balmaine, so your pronunciation is correct :smile:
     
  19. Escale Cherie II

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    ^Thanks, I guess I was pronouncing the ai correct, and there is no soft n
    Lanvin I'm still not sure about :unsure:

    Is is Dreez Vahn Ote-ehn for Dries Van Noten?
     
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    ^I'm quite sure your version for Dries is correct.

    Lanvin is pronounced similarly to Balmain, something like Lahn-veh.
     

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