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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2013, 10:10:57 AM »
I want to rip out my radio when I hear the DJ on the French station say Stevie Ray Vah-gaun-ah. It's your freakin' job to know that the 'g' is silent.

Stevie Ray Vah-gaun-ah and Doo-blay Troo-blay?   :o
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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2013, 10:20:24 AM »

Unfortunately, even though I went to a private school in a primarily French-Canadian city, the French I learned in school was Parisian French. I took 5 years of French in school, and felt pretty comfortable with it back in the day, but I could never under stand a word of French that my méméres and pépéres spoke. The Canuck French is so drastically different from Parisian French.

I have the same issue when speaking German to my friends Austrian father, things get lost in translation. 

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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2013, 07:16:34 AM »
Maybe we should start calling it season instead of saison and stop trying to be fancy borrowing from other languages.
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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2013, 07:21:14 AM »
Maybe we should start calling it season instead of saison and stop trying to be fancy borrowing from other languages.

Etymologically, season is "from Old French seison (Modern French saison) "a sowing, planting," from Latin sationem (nominative satio) "a sowing," from past participle stem of serere "to sow" (see sow)."

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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2013, 05:27:35 PM »
There is a saison, turn turn turn


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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2013, 05:51:53 PM »
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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2013, 05:31:12 AM »
Wee wee, maddamersell!
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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2013, 06:13:52 AM »
Peachy merry-cone! Y'all. ;)
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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2013, 10:08:57 AM »
Once upon a time I had only read about saison. I stumbled onto a place with a huge variety of beers so I asked the guy if he had any.  "What?" I said it again.  "Nope, never heard of it... sorry. Oh, wait, do you mean (say-zoh)?" I said, uh ya, probably

I think I called it sigh-is-zen

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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2013, 03:44:26 PM »
Saying Saison correctly is no problem, but I'll go to my grave wondering if I'm supposed to say "May-bock" or "My-bock."
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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2013, 06:26:44 PM »
Depends on if you're speaking German or English.  I just say YUM!   ;D
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Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« Reply #56 on: July 09, 2013, 04:44:29 AM »
Depends on if you're speaking German or English.  I just say YUM!   ;D

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