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Okay, here's a dumb question from someone who took two years of French in college (34 years ago) but couldn't place an order in a restaurant when I went to Quebec. What's the correct pronounciation of "Bergger"?
 

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Lee Shively said:
Okay, here's a dumb question from someone who took two years of French in college (34 years ago) but couldn't place an order in a restaurant when I went to Quebec. What's the correct pronounciation of "Bergger"?

"Bare-zhay" if you're in France. "Burger" if you're in Maine.
 

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Forte? Kidding, kidding. Always heard it pronounced as with "cheese".
 

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I can easily pronounce "Bergger" in French, but usually I take the easy way out and pronounce it in German. Just the same as Trimbach Riesling Vendange Tardive...

Don't ask me to even try to write any of those phonetically for English-speakers.
 

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According to my wife ber' jz or essentially ber with a soft (guttural?) 'g' sound the er would be silent.
 

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Maine-iac said:
"Bare-zhay" if you're in France. "Burger" if you're in Maine.

Assuming that it's originally not a French name, and following the pronunciations that I've heard French people use for foreign names in the wine industry (e.g. Palmer pron Pahl-merh with the accent slightly on the last syllable) I would vote with Maine-iac.
 

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john_s said:
Assuming that it's originally not a French name, and following the pronunciations that I've heard French people use for foreign names in the wine industry (e.g. Palmer pron Pahl-merh with the accent slightly on the last syllable) I would vote with Maine-iac.


On the other hand, considering the fun I used to have with my French friends getting them into arguments over how to pronounce the name of the charming medieval town 45 minutes northeast of Paris--Senlis-- I'm sure that in any gathering of two or more Frenchpersons, you'd get two or more opinions on the pronunciation of Bergger. (By the way, for the people who live there, it's pronounced Sawn-leese, but for many others, it's Sawn-lee. And it's got a great medieval church. Also, and one of my favorites, a Century 21 realty office in an old Norman (Tudor) building.
 

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. . . and one of my favorites, a Century 21 realty office in an old Norman (Tudor) building.

The big question is whether Century 21 will have to increment its name to stay ahead of the times. :wink: But, I do appreciate the irony.
 
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