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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 16:55:43 -0700
Subject: Re: pronounciation


ACTUALLY IT SHOULD BE MORE LIKE SEEK-SOO. 

At 02:35 PM 9/23/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi all. I originally offered Sick-Zoo as my best phonetic attempt at Cixous,
>but since some of you have changed the Z to an S (which makes more sense. .
>.though, the same sound seems to come out of my mouth no matter which I try
>to say. . . :) ), isn't the desired sound a bit of a blend?  an sz? Or am i
>just hearing the static of the ks?
>
>anyway, wanna do favorite mispronounciations? Mine's: SIZOO. (one of my
>students does this and it always reminds me of SHAZAM!)
>
>--ddd
>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: brigitte bechtold <3thdynp-AT-cmich.edu>
>To: french-feminism-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu
><french-feminism-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu>
>Date: Thursday, September 23, 1999 2:24 PM
>Subject: Re: pronounciation
>
>
>>Hi All:  I've been following this discussion with interest, since I have
>>somewhat of a background in French names... So far, the proposed
>>pronounciations have been iterating towards the perfect one.  Clarisse
>>Zimra's is best so far, and I'd just like to add two details:  (1) Both
>>syllables in SICK/SOO have to be pronounced as short syllables, and (2)
>>In Helene C's case, the preference seems to be to leave the final "s"
>>silent.  Greetings, Brigitte Bechtold
>>
>>Clarisse Zimra wrote:
>>>
>>> Here goes, best I can:
>>> if you are from the North of France ("standard" international
>>> proounciation, so to speak) it's SICK / SOO (not to imply this is sick,
>but
>>> to appeal to English speakers).  If you are from the South of France, you
>>> pronounce the end-consonant as well: SICK / SOOS. Hope it helps (and
>don't
>>> aspirate the H letter in Hlne!). Just joking. Best to all, cz
>>>
>>> >Please transcribe the pronounciation Cixous
>>> >It is causing a lot of problem for us Indian speakers of english with no
>>> >background in French.
>>> >Sudip Minhas
>>> >
>>> >
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>>> Clarisse Zimra
>>> Dept. of English and Comparative Literatures
>>> Member, Faculty Research Seminar on Irish and Immigration Studies
>>> Southern Illinois University
>>> Carbondale, IL  62901-4503
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>>> messages:  (618) 453-5321
>>> fax:  (618) 453-3253
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