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- cabsauvignon - 05-23-2002 06:05 AM
I know very little about French language, that has become one of my biggest problems when I encounter some twisted French words. So, I indeed need you guys help.
Thank you in advance!
- wondersofwine - 05-23-2002 07:54 AM
I'm not an expert but had a secondary minor in French so will attempt an answer. Maybe Blue or someone else from France will answer.
The last letter in a French word is often silent. If you mean the city of Nantes, it is pronounced as one syllable with a somewhat nasal sound--close to nont. Anjou according to a gazetteer is ah-zhoo with a nasal "A" sound. It didn't give Saumur but I think it would be close to so-mur. Touraine is close to too-ren.