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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pronunciations

Very cool site I just discovered in which Belgian brewing terms (beer styles, producers) have short pronunciation .wav files in the Flemish and French. Run up against "gueuze" or "oud bruin" and thought it was best just to keep your mouth shut? No longer! Now, in crisp tones, sort of halfway between German and French, you can hear a Belgian say clearly "Owd Brehn."

Whether your friends will appreciate your newfound pronunciatory skills (yes, it is a word) is another matter. But you, in your heart of hearts, will know you're right.

2 comments:

bluesbread said...

Uh, while we're talking about pronunciation, let's mind our spelling too. The word is "pronunciation." And it is pronounced as it's spelled. Thanks! bb

Jeff Alworth said...

Fair enough--corrections made.

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