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Subject: Re: How do you pronounce these names?
Author: Bastien   (Authenticated as Bastien Rosier)
Date: November 16, 2008 at 5:13:01 PM
Reply to: How do you pronounce these names? by Kelpie
I believe that Gwenaëlle would be prounced "gveh-nah-EHL", wherein the final "l" is not velarised, but rather pronounced very clearly. I regret to say that this is only a guess, based upon the pronunciation of Edwige as "ehd-VEEZH", as my French professor -- Edwige being her forename -- does.


But here there is no light,
Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown
Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.

-John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale

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