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French Pronunciations

Craig BumgarnerCraig Bumgarner Drayden, MarylandVirtuoso Bumgarner S/N 001
edited March 2007 in Gypsy Jazz 101 Posts: 795
I could use some help with French pronunciations from time to time, especially things like song titles, so I thought I would open a generic thread.

For openers, would anyone like to take a stab at Menilmontant? Either as a dictonary would: Meh-nel'-maugh-taughn? :oops: or perhaps an mp3 clip.

Thanks,

Craig

Comments

  • ramsezazramsezaz Paris, FranceNew
    Posts: 90
    Hi,
    For menilmontant :
    you can say "men" (plural of man) -il- (like in ill)
    the last two phonems are hard for english speaking people. It close to what you've written but it more a "closed" sound.
    I'll post a mp3 file once I'm back from work.
    If you have other requests, post them :)
    If I recall correctly some people wondered about Gitane and Reinhardt. I'll record those ones too.
    my lutherie blog : http://ramsezaz/blogspot.com
  • Craig BumgarnerCraig Bumgarner Drayden, MarylandVirtuoso Bumgarner S/N 001
    Posts: 795
    Ramsezaz,

    Thanks! Yes, I understand the "more closed" sound idea. Which syllable has the accent?

    Craig
  • ramsezazramsezaz Paris, FranceNew
    Posts: 90
    Here you go :

    http://raphael.mor.free.fr/GypsyJazz/French/

    The pronunciations for some gypsy jazz tunes that have a french name.

    I had fun recording these so if you want more , ask :)

    PS :
    I realised I mispelled "Douce Ambiance" that's a "ambiance" in french not ambience
    my lutherie blog : http://ramsezaz/blogspot.com
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,752
    Ha...good thread! You've got to do Montagne so I can play it for our lead player!

    Best,
    Jack.
  • ramsezazramsezaz Paris, FranceNew
    Posts: 90
    Done. :)
    my lutherie blog : http://ramsezaz/blogspot.com
  • Craig BumgarnerCraig Bumgarner Drayden, MarylandVirtuoso Bumgarner S/N 001
    Posts: 795
    Ramsezaz,

    Fantasic! Very good recordings, more than I had hoped for, thanks.

    Craig
  • Posts: 597
    That's very cool! Thank you very much! 8)
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