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    Okay so I am American and I say "Ware" hive. I have been told that it is French and it is pronounced "Warae" with a long "A" at the end. My response to that is that Paris is French and pronounced Paree with a long E at the end, but we say Paris.

    Versailles is pronounced "Versi", but we say "Versails".

    So who here says "Ware" and who said "Warae"?

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    Warae

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    The Warré (pronounced war-ray)
    This

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    With the accent on the last syllable...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8rJ-y__NSs

    At 17 seconds you can hear the proper french pronunciation. sounds sorta like "we're high"

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    The Warré (pronounced war-ray)

    Quote Originally Posted by cklspencer View Post
    This
    +1

    Also: cklspencer, where in Utah are you? I'm in SLC and am trying to find other Warré beeks so we can help each other out in a pinch. I now know of one in Ogden and have a couple of friends who I talked into starting hives. So, where you at?
    Last edited by ubernerd; 05-14-2013 at 10:31 PM. Reason: punctuation/grammar OCD

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    So lets approach this from a different direction.

    If you had a meeting at work and your clients last name was Warre, How do you then pronounce it when you walk into the room to greet them?

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    > ...last name was Warre...

    But it's not "Warre", it's "Warré" which makes it unambiguous.
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    In French the accent mark is used to mark "High Vowels", not the accent on the word. If you are basing your pronunciation on that alone it should be a long E sound. Not long A.

    For example: say wikipedia. Now look were they put the accent mark : top left corner of page: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_(symbol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by keeper View Post
    Okay so I am American and I say "Ware" hive. I have been told that it is French and it is pronounced "Warae" with a long "A" at the end. ...
    A native French speaker once explained that the initial "a" in Warré sounds like the "a" in English "cat" or "hat", not like the "a" in "war". Dialect probably dictates how the "rr" is handled, glottal or trilled or labial.

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