[Mageia-discuss] Pronunciation

Rémi Verschelde remi at verschelde.fr
Mon Feb 20 18:03:49 CET 2012

2012/2/20 imnotpc <imnotpc at rock3d.net>
> I never thought of that pronunciation. So I'm trying to think of how you
> would naturally say it in French. Would it be something like 'ma-zsh-ah'? (I
> obviously don't know proper phonetics)

Well, as a French speaking, I pronunce it the French way. In French,
when it's followed by a "e" or "i", the "g" is a soft "g" as in
"magic" (though we have no "d" sound before the g in French). It also
the kind of sound you have in "Asia" for the "s" (though it might
depend on the kind of English you speak I think).

So, you would pronunce /ma.ʒe.ja/ (remember that /j/ is not the sound
you have in "jelly" but the sound you have in "youth", just like the
German "j").
To compare, I think in English you would pronunce /ˈmædʒɛjæ/
That's not written the same way in phonetics, but it's actually quite
similar except for the /d/ sound in English.

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