Is it go-yaaar or gwa-yaar or something else entirely?
OK, of the 19 views, there were 0 replies. Is that because I asked a stupid question or because no one here knows the answer?
No such thing as a stupid question here! I bet there have been so many views but no replies because, like me, they don't know either and were hoping the question had been answered.
I was hoping someone would answer! I would love to know how to pronounce it too!
Someone on another forum I frequent told me Go-yar. So that's how I'm pronouncing it.
My fashionable friend pronounces it "go-YARD", so that's how I've been saying it... let's see how fashionable she really is...
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.
Go-yaaar. The d is not pronounced.The r isn´t really audible as well.
Being French, I presume it would be Goy-yah.
To have a hard d, I think it would have to have an e on the end, wouldn't it?
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 ( )so I've never heard it pronounced.
Correct, leelee. The only final consonants in French that are pronounced are - C R F and L. A way to remember that is - every other letter in the word "CAREFUL."
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!
So... if I wanted to say "Goyards" or "Goyard's", how would that be pronounced? "Goy-yahs" doesn't sound quite right... but I don't know much about the French language (wish I did!).
I'd avoid the issue all together and just say "Goyard handbags".:shame: