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    genre pronunciation

    I'd like to begin my suscription by a question " I've heard genre pronounced 2 ways and I'd like to be sure of the exact one".
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    Re: genre pronunciation

    I don't have access to the fancy symbols used for pronunciation, but "John-ruh" is pretty close.

    The J-sound is a bit more finessed than that - more like "Jean" the French name.

    [not a teacher, American pronunciation]


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    Re: genre pronunciation

    I've always pronounced it more or less la French /JEAN-ruh/, where the first syllable is the French word for 'John' starting with palato-alveolar fricative (not the English affricate), the vowel is lightly nasalised, and the '-n' is not pronounced, and where the vowel in the second syllable ('-uh') is schwa.

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    Re: genre pronunciation

    John (shauwn) - ray

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