Couesnon Pronounceation

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Couesnon Properly Pronounced:

  1. Pronounced Keys non?

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  2. Pronounced Koos non?

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  1. Bourbon City

    Bourbon City Pianissimo User

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    Is Couesnon pronounced Koos non or Keys non?
     
  2. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    It's neither.

    It's pronounced "QUAY-non."

    Sincerely,

    Tom Turner
     
  3. CalicchioMan

    CalicchioMan Pianissimo User

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    Kwee-non
     
  4. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    I'll go with Kwee-non also.
     
  5. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    "Qway" or "Qweh" in sound?

    I've always been curious, I've heard it both ways.

    Van
     
  6. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

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    Was wondering about that myself a while back. I was with a French woman, and the way she said to pronounce it is something I can't easily spell (phonetically), but it was something like "khwee" -- but with "air" issuing-forth from the mouth, as only a French person can. .(?)
    **as a side note, I went out with a Japanese girl, and I just had to ask her how to pronounce Yanagisawa (the saxophone) -- and it is "yan-a-GEESE-ee-wa". Lay that on your "know-it-all" sax buddies!!

    Robert Rowe

    Happy New Year ! (& Drive Safely)
     
  7. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    Kwee-non.

    That's why they're known as "Queenies"

    Dave
     
  8. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Here it is:

    Americans and other english speakers tend to use a long "E" vowel sound when pronouncing this brand name. It's the standard pronunciation amongst trumpeters and what has become accepted.

    HOWEVER

    the correct French pronunciation is as Tom stated with the short "e" vowel sound. And if you really want to win that date with Gigi, drop the final "n" and almost breathe an "h" sound instead. That ought to curl her snails for her.

    ML
     
  9. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    Those stinkin' French . . . why can't the speak English correctly :lol: !
     
  10. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    This one?
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    The 1958 Academy Award Winner ... it was a good year and a great movie. But escargot is not my thing :roll:

    Jim
     

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