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    How to pronounce "Poirier"?

    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.

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    It is french and it suppose to be pronounce "Pouarié".

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    Quote Originally Posted by frisette70 View Post
    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.

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    I guess a sounding out would be s'thing like pwa ree ay

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabm7 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabm7 View Post
    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".

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    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

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    I give my thanks to all of you who answered my inquiry. :-)

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    Just don't call him Poor-rear. Wouldn't be accurate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frisette70 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopysnake View Post
    Just don't call him Poor-rear. Wouldn't be accurate!
    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)

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    Ignore all the above posts. It's actually pronounced "poy-reeeee-errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"


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    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)
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    Apparently the commentators on Universal Sports think his last name is Perrier
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    note to self- do not post before you know what to say. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    Apparently the commentators on Universal Sports think his last name is Perrier
    That's awful!


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    they even made a joke about getting him a bottle of water

    Then again, they were seriously mangling many of the names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    they even made a joke about getting him a bottle of water

    Then again, they were seriously mangling many of the names.
    dumb jokes by commentators...

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    .... et une perdrix dans un poirier

    Si vous pointez votre navigateur sur cette page et cliquez sur le bouton «Listen» sur la droite, vous entendrez la prononciation correcte.

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    It is pronounced "nice arse"

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