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    james_chew_84 Guest

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    How many pronunciation does buffet have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_chew_84
    How many pronunciation does buffet have?
    As far as I know two - the English word buffet (side table, laid out meal) and Buffett the name (note two ts).

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    TheMadBaron Guest

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    It sounds like "buffay". It's French.

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    It sounds like "buffay". It's French.
    There are two different tonal pronunciations, but you needn't worry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_chew_84
    How many pronunciation does buffet have?
    There are three pronunciations: There's the noun buffet, from the French word meaning stool, and there's the verb buffet, from the French word [i]bufe[/u] (blow).

    Buffet, Noun (English)
    1) bu-fei ('u' as in book) Standard Pronunciation
    2) bu-fei ('u' as in up) Vowel neutralization

    Buffet, Verb (English)
    1) bu-fit ('u' as in up)

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