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Pronounciation - French Designer Labels
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Kaylin
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finally! so we've been making a fool of ourselves with all the french designer labels for the past how many donkey years. this one will come in handy. taken from female magazine.


Anteprima (On-tay-pre-ma)
Anya Hindmarch (Un-ya Hine-march)
Agnes B. (Arg-nias Bay)
Azzedine Alaia (Aza-deen A-lye-a)
Balenciaga (Ber-larn-sia-ga)
Bally (Ba-li)
Balmain (Bahl-mahn)
Baume & Mercier (Bomi Merci-yay)
Braun Buffel (Brown Byu-furl)
Bvlgari (Bull-ge-ri)
Byblos (Be-blos)
Cacharel (Kare-sha-hell)
Cerruti (Cher-ru-tee)
Chantal Thomass (Shan-tal To-mah)
Charles Jourdan (Sharls Shor-Darn)
Charrier (Sha-ree-ay)
Che Che New York (Chee Chee New York)
Chloe (Klo-ay)
Christian Labourtin (Christian Loo-boo-tahn)
Christian Lacroix (Christian Le-kwah)
Claude Montana (Kload Moan-tana)
Commes Des Garcons (Kom Day Gah-sohn)
Coccinelle (Kor-chee-nel-li)
Courreges (Coor-ash)
Cynthia Rowley (Cynthia Rao-li)
Dolce & Gabbana (Dole-chay & Ger-bana)
Donna Karan (Donna Karen)
Dries Van Noten (Drees Varn Note-earn)
Emmanuel Ungaro (Ee-man-noo-el Oon-ga-ro)
Etro (Air-tro)
Fa:ge (Farge)
Furla (Foor-la)
Georg Jensen (Jog Yen-sen)
Gianfranco Ferre (Gianfranco Fair-ray)
Gianni Versace (Gee-ya-nee Ver-sa-chee)
Givenchy (Jee-von-she)
Guy Laroche (Ghee Lah-rosh)
Helmut Lang (Hel-moot Lung)
Hermes (Air-mez)
Herve Leger (Er-vee Lee-zhee)
Issey Miyake (Is-say Mi-ya-kay)
Jaeger-LeCoultre (Yay-ger ler Koot)
Jean Paul Gaultier (Zhon Paul Gol-tee-air)
Lanvin (Larn-von)
Loewe (Lo-ay-vay)
Longchamp (Long-shum)
Louis Feraud (Loo-ee Fay-ho)
Louis Vuitton (Loo-ee Vui-tong)
Marithe et Francois Girbaud (Mar-hi-tay ay France-sua Jee-bow)
Martine Sitbon (Marh-tin Si-bong)
Narcisco Rodriquez (Nah-see-so Rodri-gehz)
Pierre Cardin (Pier Karh-Donh)
Plein Sud (Plan Sood)
Romeo Gigli (Romeo Gee-li)
Salvatore Ferragamo (Sel-ver-tor-ray Fairer-gum-moh)
Thierry Mugler (Teary Moo-glay)
YSL Rive Gauche (YSL Reev Gosh)
Yves Saint Laurent (Eve Saint Lor-rong)




Edited by Kaylin on 13 March 2004 at 1:25pm

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thanks kaylin!!so nice of u..
when u watch those fashion shows rite, they oso pronounce the labels.. that is where i learn fr, like dolce and gabbana.. wonder how those ah bengs n ah lians make a fool of themselves when they say : dol-si-n-gab-ana??! hehe
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wah .. where u get this? so good le.
lucky got this... but i not so bad. half of it i know how to pronounce

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hahaha... i never read the first sentence. i read the brand only ..... blind blind

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i think its pretty cool. any others to share....that's not stated here? been pronouncing versace as 'ver-sa-shay' so paiseh. now i know its 'ver-sa-chee'. and hermes too. its 'air mess'! lol

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jus wondering: how do u pple pronouce the SAINT in Yves Saint Laurent (Eve Saint Lor-rong)?

is it saint as in saint (sane)
or saint as in (saunt)?

jus a little teaser...hee~

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saint as in saint lor. some if u notice, hv no change at all...such as the word gianfranco.

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hmm... cos my lecturers pronounce it as saunt? (im studying fashion)

so im a little confused really. haha~ but anyway everyone jus call it YSL to save the embarressment... keke~

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well....dunno leh but some ppl may b wrong u nv know. not saying yr lecturer is wrong lah but everyone makes mistakes hehe

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it shud b "eve saunt lo-rong", the emphasis of nasal on the rong part..dat is wat i heard fr tv!!




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