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seabm7
04-24-2011, 12:46 PM
How am I supposed to pronounce "Poirier" of Paul Poirier? It looks like a French name, but it does not sound like the one when I hear Canadian commentators say his name.

frisette70
04-24-2011, 01:56 PM
It is french and it suppose to be pronounce "Pouarié".

seabm7
04-24-2011, 02:16 PM
It is french and it suppose to be pronounce "Pouarié".

Thank you. So it IS really French. To my untrained ears, all I could hear was "Pourié" without the intermediate "a". So I got confused and was not sure.

alilou
04-24-2011, 05:25 PM
I guess a sounding out would be s'thing like pwa ree ay

MNC
04-24-2011, 05:36 PM
How am I supposed to pronounce "Poirier" of Paul Poirier? It looks like a French name, but it does not sound like the one when I hear Canadian commentators say his name.

Poa-Ree-Eh. :)

briancoogaert
04-25-2011, 08:00 AM
How am I supposed to pronounce "Poirier" of Paul Poirier? It looks like a French name, but it does not sound like the one when I hear Canadian commentators say his name.
It's definitely a french name, since "Poirier" is the french translation of "Pear Tree". ;)
And it's more Poa-rié" than "Poua-rié".

frisette70
04-25-2011, 12:59 PM
I know how to pronounce it since french is my fist language but it's difficult to write the pronounciation. so here what i found.

Poirier
Pwa-re-eh
Origin is French. The french word poirier is a pear tree.
The "oi" in french makes the sound "wa".
The "er" at the end of a word in french makes the sound "eh".
An English person should still pronounce Poirier like Pwa-re-eh

seabm7
04-25-2011, 02:41 PM
I give my thanks to all of you who answered my inquiry. :-)

snoopysnake
04-26-2011, 05:32 PM
Just don't call him Poor-rear. :D:swoon: Wouldn't be accurate!

vmfan89
04-26-2011, 06:04 PM
I know how to pronounce it since french is my fist language but it's difficult to write the pronounciation. so here what i found.

Poirier
Pwa-re-eh
Origin is French. The french word poirier is a pear tree.
The "oi" in french makes the sound "wa".
The "er" at the end of a word in french makes the sound "eh".
An English person should still pronounce Poirier like Pwa-re-eh

It is actually really hard to write the pronounciation! Especially the ''eh'' at the end. Many English speakers think it's pronounced Pwa-re-ay, but there is a slight difference.

museksk8r
04-26-2011, 11:28 PM
Just don't call him Poor-rear. :D:swoon: Wouldn't be accurate!

:P:hat1::swoon: Amen! I've been wondering for a long time if bountiful rears like his are born or made. (I'm sure they can be both) ;)

Dr.Siouxs
04-27-2011, 01:18 AM
Ignore all the above posts. It's actually pronounced "poy-reeeee-errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"

:)

Aceon6
04-30-2011, 08:36 PM
In my parents Canuck household, it would be pronounced Pwa-rey with the accent on the 2nd syllable. French Canadians skip a lot of syllables (at least the ones who came through West Manchester/Pinardville, NH did)

genevieve
04-30-2011, 09:00 PM
Apparently the commentators on Universal Sports think his last name is Perrier :wall:

dinakt
04-30-2011, 09:13 PM
note to self- do not post before you know what to say. Sorry.