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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    ER MAZE U OKAY HONEY?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    this thread is still going... hahaha. it's AIR-MEZ (done )

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    er-MEZ.
    r-MEZ.

    :)

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    I simply pronunce Hermès.. i'm italian :) and i don't know if it's the right pronunciation or if it's the same yours :D

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    isnt it just her mees

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermès?

    Actually you guys are partially right. The 'H' is silent in french, but so is the 'S' at the end of a word, with the exception of just a few words in the language. When the 'S' is at the end of a word it is not pronounced unless it is succeeded by a word that starts with a vowel or the 'H'. This is called a Liaison. For instance the word vous is pronounced "voo". When vous is followed by let's say the word avez it is now pronounced "vooz" and the combined pronunciation is "voo zah-vay" Another example, the word les is pronounced "lay", if it is followed by the word amis the words are now pronounced "lay zah-mee"

    So to be exactly correct you would not pronounce the 'H' or 'S' in Hermès. The accent on top of the the second 'E' is called accent grave (pronounced grahv). It makes the second 'E' sound like a cross between 'eh' and 'ay'. So Hermès is correctly pronounced "Air-Mehy" not "Air-May or "Air-Meh but combined. I hope this makes sense and helps.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermès?

    Actually you guys are partially right. The 'H' is silent in french, but so is the 'S' at the end of a word, with the exception of just a few words in the language. When the 'S' is at the end of a word it is not pronounced unless it is succeeded by a word that starts with a vowel or the 'H'. This is called a Liaison. For instance the word vous is pronounced "voo". When vous is followed by let's say the word avez it is now pronounced "vooz" and the combined pronunciation is "voo zah-vay" Another example, the word les is pronounced "lay", if it is followed by the word amis the words are now pronounced "lay zah-mee"

    So to be exactly correct you would not pronounce the 'H' or 'S' in Hermès. The accent on top of the the second 'E' is called accent grave (pronounced grahv). It makes the second 'E' sound like a cross between 'eh' and 'ay'. So Hermès is correctly pronounced "Air-Mehy" not "Air-May or "Air-Meh but combined. I hope this makes sense and helps.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    That was a really fascinating explanation ^! Thank you, I enjoyed it. I had fun practicing voo-zah-vay! =)
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    wow. I never really knew how to pronounce Hermes before.

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    Default Re: exactly what bling said

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    exactly what bling said. . . Her(air)mes(mez) :)
    Good, that's how I've been saying it!

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    Default Re: exactly what bling said

    Quote Originally Posted by iheartmjnicole View Post
    Good, that's how I've been saying it!
    Same here! ive also heard differnt sayings too

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    Blush Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    Hehe... everyone around here pronounces the H... so I have to say it like that otherwise people wouldn't know what I'm talking about. Oh well... I do live in Nebraska... people pronounce stuff weird here. Like there's a town called Papillion... but they don't say "Pap-ee-on" like the french word... they say "Pa-pill-ee-un".
    Hey, brs, Im near that town Papillion, and never knew how to pronounce it lol. Im from Texas so I would have pronounced "Pa-pill-ee-un" too.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    I speak french also, and yes the letter at the end of most french words is silent, however in this case I believe that's not true. I've never heard anyone call it air-may, not even Europeans.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    dang, french lessons 101 up in here!! im glad though, ive been saying it wrong this whoooole time!!

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce Hermes?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilstrlett View Post
    I speak french also, and yes the letter at the end of most french words is silent, however in this case I believe that's not true. I've never heard anyone call it air-may, not even Europeans.
    I am European, and I speak French as well, and most everyone I've spoken to (here in the States and in several countries in Europe as well) pronounce it "Air-May".

    But then there's me who likes to say "Her-Meez" just for kicks! I've pissed off quite a few saying it like that...
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