Posted By sweetiepapetey
Posted May 29, 2006
I get corrected no matter how I say it. I just laugh it off.
That's what I was thinking! I also assume the name is French. I'm not sure if the T is pronounced though - Boo-kee-yay or Bot-kee-yay.
HAHAHA I have been wondering this very same thing! I just fell in love with the Bryant and had to have it even though I had no idea how to say Botkier. But I'm special like that
I say "Bott-key-air" as well
I always assumed it was bot-kee-yay. Otherwise I dunno.
How about "BO - KEY - AY" ?????
No "t" sound.....
I think that's it! No "t".
Yup - all them us them there Americains probally botch up them there french acceints so badly....
I think it's no "t" as well.
I took French for a couple of years (I'm no expert, believe me), but I don't remember a lot of that "t" sounding in the language. It's just so...so....pedestrian!
That's how I say it.
I was always taught that if there's a C, R, F or L constanant at the end of a French word you pronounce it. And you do pronouce the T, because it's in the middle of the word.
Hehe, I think we should all just pick whichever one we like, and then when we're corrected, proceed to tell that person he/she is so very wrong
I read that she's part Polish, which is where her name comes from, not French. I always pronounced it Bot-key-ay, until I called several stores and they all pronounced it Bot-Key-Air.
That's cool she was born in Brooklyn. Didn't someone already call the store?
I tried saying it out loud a few different times like Bot-key-ay as in Cartier, etc etc.
To me, it still sounds best as Bott-key-air.
Why bother trying to pronounce it. Just point to it and say, "I'll have that one, and please gift-wrap it."
That just seems to roll off the tongue doesn't it?
Ooooh, so it IS French?
Then it's pronounced Bo-key-yay, like Jchiara said, a silent T!
(It's definitely not Bot-key-air! It's pronounced like Cartier. I thought it was Bot-key-air too at first, but my mother studied the French language and she said that's only possible if it's spelled Botkiere.)
I studied French. For many years. I still think the NY SA's pronunciation correct: Bot-key-uhr.
But whatever. Say it however you want