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motheroftintin
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#21 · Posted: 16 Jun 2007 01:49 · Edited by: motheroftintin
in response to jock123

Yet another example of my terrific spelling. What I meant was purge, as to clean out or purify.

I say it SURJ, like the fabrics or cotton.

Hey, serge is a good jotto word. Anybody out there knows how to play jotto?
waveofplague
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#22 · Posted: 16 Jun 2007 04:19
It's pronounced "AIR-ZHEY." The one and only pronunciation.
jock123
Moderator
#23 · Posted: 16 Jun 2007 23:56
motheroftintin
What I meant was purge, as to clean out or purify.I say it SURJ, like the fabrics or cotton.
Ah - well that adds a new complication, as I don’t rhyme those two words. Purge uses an “uh” as in pug; serge uses an “eh”, as in person.

waveofplague
It's pronounced "AIR-ZHEY." The one and only pronunciation.
That’s a rather high-handed approach to take to your fellow members in a thread which has obviously shown that there are several ways in which the name can be pronounced; you may be wishing to establish the correct way to pronounce it, or at least the way in which the man himself said it, but in that case you might want to acknowledge that there are already people in the thread before you who have already made the same point, and that you are in effect duplicating what they have said.
motheroftintin
Member
#24 · Posted: 17 Jun 2007 06:30
Wait, you pronounce purge that way?

[purj]
That is how Dictionary.com pronounces it.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/purge
cigars of the beeper
Member
#25 · Posted: 17 Jun 2007 16:16 · Edited by: cigars of the beeper
I pronounce it Air-jay. However, once I tried to special order "Secret Of The Unicorn" from a bookstore over here in the USA where almost no one knows of Tintin, and the woman at the bookstore said: "Oh yes. Would that be by Hurdj?"
Triskeliae
Member
#26 · Posted: 10 Jun 2008 22:08
cigars of the beeper wrote:
I pronounce it Air-jay

It sounds more or less like that. The pen name Hergé comes from the initials of the author's name, last name first. Remi, George: R-G. In French, it sounds 'Hergé' (Air-jé).
Dupondt
Member
#27 · Posted: 10 Jun 2008 22:51
Whenever i'm listening to anything about him in french it's pronounced air-j-ay, rolling the r with a soft "j"
Triskeliae
Member
#28 · Posted: 10 Jun 2008 23:04 · Edited by: Triskeliae
The "ay" at the end is not exactly as in English, but that's the sound that is closest to the "é" at the end of the name. The French 'é' has a very unique sound.
IvanIvanovitch
Member
#29 · Posted: 12 Jun 2008 05:12
Oops.
I guess "her-gay" is a very American, uneducated pronunciation.
So it's "air-szhei"???
(don't speak French, but hope to in the future)
Triskeliae
Member
#30 · Posted: 12 Jun 2008 14:13 · Edited by: Triskeliae
Awwww! Don't feel bad! It is not "uneducated"! The trend is about how Hergé is pronounced - I guess in his country of origin- so, I explained it. Here, in Puerto Rico, I say "Eryé" (the 'r' in Spanish; and 'y' here sounds like 'j' in English). I might use the original sound, but, then, people will start with "Oh,Excuuuse me,

madam..."
IvanIvanovitch wrote:
So it's "air-szhei"???


That sounds almost perfect! The 'é' is like a combination of e and i, in one sound.

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