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Danagasta
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#11 · Posted: 21 Mar 2006 10:53 · Edited by: Danagasta
I always said it more of "Air-zhay." And as for "Tintin," in French it comes out sounding like our Cherokee way of saying that someone's knocking on the door..."tv, tv.." (the "v" is our "uh" sound)so I use the English pronunciation.
Courtney
SingingGandalf
Member
#12 · Posted: 17 Apr 2006 20:13
hair-sheh

The 'H' is missed out more, so it is pronounced 'air - jay'. Many english speakers pronounce it more 'Her jay', as that was what was blurted out to children evrywhere on the Belevision films.
wench
Member
#13 · Posted: 18 Apr 2006 19:54
SingingGandalf
it is pronounced 'air - jay'

Yes. He formed his pen name by taking his initials and reversing them - Georges Remi, G R, R G. Pronounced in the french/belgian alphabet, the r is an air sound, and the g is a jay sound, but with a soft j, like a cross between j and sh.
yamilah
Member
#14 · Posted: 19 Apr 2006 00:10
Herge's name is pronounced 9 times -even by Herge himself- between 00:04 to 01:21 on http://archives.radio-canada.ca/IDC-0-72-2153-13234-11/index_souvenirs /arts_culture/herge
TNT
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#15 · Posted: 13 Feb 2007 03:18
Oh,it was very good information :-) thanks a lot!
Snowydogsuperstar
Member
#16 · Posted: 11 Apr 2007 11:20
It is pronunced: Her-jay
Tintinrulz
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#17 · Posted: 11 Apr 2007 13:57
Hmm... I watched the interview and I don't know what they were talking about? (I don't know any French)
Anyone to tell me a summary of it?
Thanks
motheroftintin
Member
#18 · Posted: 12 Apr 2007 01:41
I always pronounced "Herge" like "Serge" or "Perge".
jock123
Moderator
#19 · Posted: 12 Apr 2007 08:01
Snowydogsuperstar
It is pronunced: Her-jay
I think it would be better for you to say that that is how you pronounce it; it certainly isn’t how he pronounced it…

motheroftintin
I always pronounced "Herge" like "Serge" or "Perge".
Yes, but how do you pronounce those? ;-)
Do you say “serdje” or “sur-guy”? And I haven’t heard of Perge before (although I see it is a place in Turkey), so I’ve no idea how that is said.
alvarolino
Member
#20 · Posted: 12 Apr 2007 14:45
The first syllable is pronounced like the er in fathER;
the second syllable is pronounced like the sure in leiSURE.
The stress is on the last syllable.

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