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Auvers-sur-What?

Charlotte, North...
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Auvers-sur-What?

OK, silly question perhaps, but what is the proper pronunciation for "Oise"? It's been too many years since French class, and I don't want to butcher it when I go to buy my train ticket here in Paris. Thanks!

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1. Re: Auvers-sur-What?

pronounceitright.com/pronounce/6184/auvers-s…

If the link doesn't work properly - copy and paste in Google search box.

Keith

Charlotte, North...
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2. Re: Auvers-sur-What?

Awesome!! Thanks SO much, Keith!

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3. Re: Auvers-sur-What?

And without clicking on the audio link, I would have just written "wahz."

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4. Re: Auvers-sur-What?

sur is more difficult to pronounce correctly than Oise.

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5. Re: Auvers-sur-What?

true, St Cirq, but oh-vare-sir-wahz will get you understood more often than not.

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Being able to actually hear it is perfect! I have no misperceptions about my less-than-perfect pronunciation and French accent. My skills, or lack thereof, were driven home recently when I called a hotel in Paris to give them my credit card info. I'm very comfortable with the "basics" (and numbers!) -- but the poor woman, no matter how many times I pronounced "huit," did NOT know what I was saying. I can only imagine that to her, it sounded like "wheat" (in my strong Midwest accent) :->

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7. Re: Auvers-sur-What?

(because there's no "H" sound in huit -- weet.)

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