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    Default How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Okay, pardon my ignorance, but how do you pronounce his name? I've been saying, "Theory Myoogler". Am I close? Or is it "Terry Moogler"? [smiley=huh.gif]
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    The SA at Nordy's said....

    T-airy Moog-lair


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    I'd go with T-air'y mew'glay.
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    http://www.scansoft.com/speechworks/realspeak/demo/

    Try it out here...but be warned, it isn't the clearest sounding thing I've ever heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjrober22
    The SA at Nordy's said....

    T-airy Moog-lair
    I've heard this same pronunciation from more than one French-speaking person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentsei
    [quote author=rjrober22 link=1128361680/0#1 date=1128361774]The SA at Nordy's said....

    T-airy Moog-lair
    I've heard this same pronunciation from more than one French-speaking person.[/quote]

    Me too. I believe the "er" is pronounced as a soft r, and not silent, because it is a proper name and not the infinitive of an "er" verb. So it would be Tea-ah-(r)-eee Moog-lah(r).

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Try this

    http://www.scansoft.com/speechworks/realspeak/demo/

    She says

    "Tee-er-ee Moog-lay"

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyw7592
    Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoL
    [quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren
    [quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#8 date=1128376729][quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....[/quote]
    Tell that to Virginie!

    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoL
    [quote author=Ren link=1128361680/0#9 date=1128379086][quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#8 date=1128376729][quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....[/quote]
    Tell that to Virginie!

    LOL!

    [smiley=grin.gif][/quote]

    huh?? sorry, im not following..

    http://fashion.about.com/cs/designers/l/blpronounce.htm - the lady on this site pronounces it "moog lay".

    I'm afraid this may be a Ralph LOR-ren vs. Ralph Lour-EN.

    At least we agreed on "Thierry"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren
    [quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#10 date=1128379142][quote author=Ren link=1128361680/0#9 date=1128379086][quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#8 date=1128376729][quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....[/quote]
    Tell that to Virginie!

    LOL!

    [smiley=grin.gif][/quote]

    huh?? sorry, im not following..

    http://fashion.about.com/cs/designers/l/blpronounce.htm - the lady on this site pronounces it "moog lay".

    I'm afraid this may be a Ralph LOR-ren vs. Ralph Lour-EN.

    At least we agreed on "Thierry"....[/quote]
    Yup, thats what I said.

    Virginine is the name of the woman who does the voice for the Realspeak pronouncer.

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    Well... I always thought it was "mugler" as that is how everyone I've ever heard say it but I asked my mother who knows about things like this and she said she heard it both.... but never MugLAY in this country.


    Also, I worked once for the man and he introduced himself three times to me (never remembering we had met) and it was always Ralph LORen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoL
    [quote author=Ren link=1128361680/0#9 date=1128379086][quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#8 date=1128376729][quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....[/quote]
    Tell that to Virginie!

    LOL!

    [smiley=grin.gif][/quote]

    Well, she pronounces Serge Lutens the wrong way. It's hard with names, they often don't follow the rules. Like the British Cholmondely. How on earth can that be pronounced Chumley?

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    I reckon you do pronounce the R in Mugler, as in 'savoir-faire': rolling it. I can see it's not followed by a vowel, ergo it should be elided like in 'aller' or 'tuer', but Mugler is a surname (and I don't even think it's of French descent) thus it can very well be irregular (see 'Rochas', where you DO pronounce the 's' at the end).

    My suggestion would be MEW-GLEH(R).

    Let's face it, even if it's not the right one it's the best sounding one.
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    Like the British Cholmondely. How on earth can that be pronounced Chumley?
    Heh. Because, at least at one time, the British upper classes swallowed syllables whole, as if they were nasty pills? I think it was considered vulgar to expend too much effort on enunciation. Class marker, don'tcha know? (How else would one get "Wooster" and "Gloster" out of Worcester and Gloucester?)

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    It should sound somethinh like Tea-eh(r)-ee, M(u)gleay the (u) should sound like you are trying to say -e- having your mouth shaped as in saying oh, and the eh(r) should sound something like y as in yes only harder.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by atalbest
    It should sound somethinh like Tea-eh(r)-ee, M(u)gleay the (u) should sound like you are trying to say -e- having your mouth shaped as in saying oh, and the eh(r) should sound something like y as in yes only harder.
    Thats it!

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    The R at the end is pronounced as an R. Those advising "-glare" are closest. Mugler isn't a verb--if it were it would have they "-ay" ending--it is a proper noun, a name, and an exception to the -er rule followed by verbs.

    Automatic pronounciation programs on the web are likely to make the -er/verb mistake also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    The R at the end is pronounced as an R. *Those advising "-glare" are closest. *Mugler isn't a verb--if it were it would have they "-ay" ending--it is a proper noun, a name, and an exception to the -er rule followed by verbs.

    Automatic pronounciation programs on the web are likely to make the -er/verb mistake also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    The R at the end is pronounced as an R. *Those advising "-glare" are closest. *Mugler isn't a verb--if it were it would have they "-ay" ending--it is a proper noun, a name, and an exception to the -er rule followed by verbs.

    Automatic pronounciation programs on the web are likely to make the -er/verb mistake also.
    --Chris
    Aha. So Gaultier is a verb then. I never knew.

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    I remember Elsa Klensch pronouncing his name "Terry Moo-gler"
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    A very attractive female told me it was pronounced like Terry Muler. The G is silent.

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    No, no, no the g is not silent. The r at the end is silent.

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    Here we go again! I can't believe how popular this thread is! ;D ;D ;D
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    Tee-eh-ree Mew-glare

    Roll the 'rs' and that's it. 8-)

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo
    Tee-eh-ree *Mew-glare

    Roll the 'rs' and that's it. 8-)
    Well 2 real live french people I have heard have prounced it Tee-ar-ee Mooglay. NO R!

    So there you go!

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    [tjɛ.ʁi myg.le])

    The above is from the wiki page (for what it's worth). It is in the International Phonetic Alphabet. A transliteration of this might be:

    tyeh-ree (where the 'r' is uvular [back of the throat]) myg-lay (where the first 'y' is like saying an "ee" inside your mouth, and an "oo" on your lips.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Let's see, according to various advise received above, the R is silent and the G is silent so it's obviously ...Thiey Mule...
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