How do you pronounce Goyard?

stylefaxee

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Dec 17, 2006
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I haven't heard the specific name pronounced, but with my inexpert college-level French I would say that it would accurately be pronounced Go-yar, as ilaughead says. The americanized pronunciation would be Go-yard, I guess, as mangowife's friend says it. The French tend not to pronounce consonants at the ends of words.
 

Leelee

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Jun 6, 2006
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To have a hard d, I think it would have to have an e on the end, wouldn't it? :shrugs:

Then, I think it would be pronounced Goy-yah-de (like the phonetic 'd')... :blink:

I'm reaching back into my memory of high school and college French and I think you're right. In order for the "d" to be specifically pronounced there would have to be a letter following it.

I'd guess it would be pronounced goy - yah (with the "r" sort of swallowed up and the "d" silent). None of my friends are the least bit interested in handbags or fashion for that matter (:confused1: :confused1: :confused1:)so I've never heard it pronounced.
 

Leelee

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Thanks RowanOak! I sooooo loved French class and wish I had the opportunity to speak in that beautiful language. I confess, though, to eaves-dropping on other people's conversations when they speak in French!
 
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