I'm having trouble pronouncing "Noir".

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I'm having trouble pronouncing "Noir".

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Aug 08, 2002 9:25 pm

How do you pronounce it?

"Noy"-"er"?

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Postby temjin » Thu Aug 08, 2002 9:33 pm

i pronounce it sort of like the word choir, but without the ch part.

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Postby TnAdct1 » Thu Aug 08, 2002 10:12 pm

I think the pronounciation of Noir is "new-ar".

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Postby Hakura » Thu Aug 08, 2002 10:41 pm

Noir is a french word meaning black.

I believe it's said

"NO-are"

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Postby Beefmaster10000 » Thu Aug 08, 2002 11:02 pm

I pronounce it something like "New-ar". Noir is indeed a French word, like Hakura said.

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Postby Unnamed-SSJ » Thu Aug 08, 2002 11:23 pm

I've french at school and we pronounce it like this way...

"No-a"

"No" like the english word no and
"a" like aaahh (how the german say the A in the alphabet...)
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Postby Rozard » Thu Aug 08, 2002 11:48 pm

Well, the way I think to pronounce Noir is the same way to pronounce the name of the band GWAR. So, it would be phonetically Nwar.
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Postby kthulhu » Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:16 am

I'm with Hakura.

"No-ar",though,no "e".
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Postby Wyverex » Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:24 am

It is actually pronounced "no-ar" as Hakura said. Except that you have to make the "r" more agressive, like in german.
K keep saying "new-ar", easier for you, huh 8)?

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Postby FurryCurry » Fri Aug 09, 2002 3:34 am

Years of forgotten french say Rozard is the closest.

"Nwaar!" is the crude version for you, 'zard's version is more gramatically correct.

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Postby stormychef » Fri Aug 09, 2002 9:28 am

noir actually means black, dark.

and pronounciation would be like nwar

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Postby BaHaRa » Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:23 pm

When something is in an anime and its not actually japanese, i usually just pronounce it the way the seiyuus do, even though it may not be correct, it sort of is when refering to the anime

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Postby UncleMilo » Sat Aug 10, 2002 9:17 am

It should be 'Nwar' as has been stated by others on this post.

In my film classes, we studdied film-noir and that was how it was pronounced. It is the accepted pronounciation in the US to my knowledge.

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Postby Anime Jedi » Sat Aug 10, 2002 11:50 am

You guys sound like you're having trouble. I don't have trouble pronouncing Noir, but that's because I've taken most of my classes for the past 11 years in french. Speak English at home, French during class. I may speak it, but I'm not as fluent as someone that that was their first language. And if you're wondering, I easily do essays and stuff like that in French or English, not that essays are easy of course :lol: . I was born in Montreal, Québec after all.

So after I've trailed off for about 100km, back to Noir. It's hard to type something how it is supposed to be pronounced. I bet that most of you guys are trying to say the same thing, but just think of different spelling for the word. You'll just have to learn from someone in person, it would be so much easier. But all of you are as close as you can get.

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Postby Wyverex » Sat Aug 10, 2002 12:10 pm

Tu parles couramment français, alors?


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