Monday, 5 November 2012

Video on how to pronounce "Lenormand"

Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1772–1843)
I don't know if this is something that anyone else has been wondering about, but I thought just maybe... ;)  Here's a quick video on the different possible pronunciations of "Lenormand", and their justifications, so you can choose for yourself :)

6 comments:

  1. Haven't watched the video yet, but I always just say it 'Lih NOR mund', sort of like 'Le Norman' with a D on the end. But then I'm American. :)

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    1. Ha, you live in the UK, so there's no excuse ;) Seriously, though, I think there's a choice between possible pronunciations, and maybe it's just the question of being aware... Or just say "I don't care!" After all, so long as people understand you, does it really matter? Hmm, we may be back to this morning's Healer of Swords :/

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  2. Okay, I don't speak French or German and am just a semi-literate Arkansas hick, so when I first saw the word, I said it in my head 'Le NormanD' (like the name Norman, with the stress on the Nor). Now that I've watched your video, my favourite of the ones you said was the one that sounds like 'Lennermand', with stress on the Len. There is no way I will ever say a Frenchified 'Lenormand' the way you say it, just as I would not say 'Bahth' or 'tomahto'. It just ain't me, sugar. :)

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    1. No-one trained as an English teacher can possibly count as a semi-literate anything! Anyhow, I just got curious because I heard different pronunciations and was surprised, so I had to try to figure out the why and wherefor... I'm just a bit like that ;)

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    2. You'd be surprised! ;) Guess what, the Froud Faeries Oracle came today! I'm a bit overwhelmed by it. :)

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    3. Well, if you just play with them, I'm sure you'll soon be good friends :D

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