Fellas, fellas, fellas. I didn't need an etymology lesson. It was a joke.
I pronounce both "coup de grâce" and "grognard" "right".English speakers never pronounce that one right...
It's because you didn't use a smiley!And I thought that lingua franca was too obvious.
You know how Americans are, Morrus. They all love to travel, and then they only want to meet other Americans and talk about how hard it is to get a decent hamburger.
Guillmets? « coup de grâce »I pronounce both "coup de grâce" and "grognard" "right".
Of course, I studied French in high school and college.
(By the by, one of the three sets of quotatation marks above is different from the others! Do you know what they are called?)
AutoEvery time I hear this (just been listening to dungeoncast episode) it drives me nuts, like fingernails on a blackboard...there is a 'u' in it, so is "Centaur" like "Dinosaur".....aargh
The problem with doing examples that way, is you're assuming we pronounce all these other words the same. To me, the 'au' in all but one of the above sounds just like the one in 'centaur' and 'dinosaur'. Claustrophobia is the only odd one out. And for that I'd use an 'o' sound, not an 'ah' (though it is, of course, possible that we actually mean the same vowel there - talking about this stuff is not straightforward in written form unless we're all gonna learn the IPA!).Auto
The "ah" sound for AU is all over.