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    Default Proper pronunciation of Millésime? (Impérial)

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    Default Re: Proper pronunciation of Millésime? (Impérial)

    I think it's 'mee-lei-see-mei' all quick and smooth

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    Default Re: Proper pronunciation of Millésime? (Impérial)

    The final e is silent (no accent égu), so it should be
    me (as in you & me)
    lay (as in Frito lays, but actually flatter, spoken with a more broadened mouth, as in spanish olé)
    seem (just like "seem" or "seam", but with a voiced (i.e soft) "s" as in "zoo")
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    Default Re: Proper pronunciation of Millésime? (Impérial)

    The first word is pronounced "mee-lay-ZEEM."

    The other word is "ang-pay-ree-AHL," but in the first syllable, just nasalize the vowel, don't actually pronounce the "ng." Just make sure the vowel in the first syllable is the "a" of "angry."

    BTW, I don't teach French any more, but I recommend to anyone interested in fragrances taking a class in French, with particular interest in pronunciation. The stuff I hear out of SA's mouths is really pretty discouraging when you consider it's their profession and part of their product knowledge....

    OK, end of sermon... Sorry to lay these complaints on you; it's not about you, but the industry....

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    Default Re: Proper pronunciation of Millésime? (Impérial)

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB


    The other word is "ang-pay-ree-AHL," but in the first syllable, just nasalize the vowel, don't actually pronounce the "ng." Just make sure the vowel in the first syllable is the "a" of "angry."

    Isnt it "an-pay-gee-ahl" ?

    I would rather go with "Creed Imperial".
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life
    The final e is silent (no accent égu), so it should be
    me (as in you & me)
    lay (as in Frito lays, but actually flatter, spoken with a more broadened mouth, as in spanish olé)
    seem (just like "seem" or "seam", but with a voiced (i.e soft) "s" as in "zoo")
    You are correct.

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    Got it.....Thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: Proper pronunciation of Millésime? (Impérial)

    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life
    The final e is silent (no accent égu), so it should be
    me (as in you & me)
    lay (as in Frito lays, but actually flatter, spoken with a more broadened mouth, as in spanish olé)
    seem (just like "seem" or "seam", but with a voiced (i.e soft) "s" as in "zoo")
    Very right. My mistake on the accent egu

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