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May 17th, 2004, 02:14 PM
What's up with the pronunciation guide on wtatour.com? :tape:

If they think that "AHM-i-lee moh-RES-moh" is how a Frenchman would pronounce Amélie's name then... :bolt:

Seriously, can't they use phonetic symbols? Or at least put the stress on the right syllable :o

May 17th, 2004, 02:19 PM
It's not AHM-i-lee.. in the middle it's the "i" but it"ll be more like "AHM-ay-lee" (ay like in play) that's how we pronounce it in french.

As for the phonetic, maybe lot of people didn't learn it in school?

May 17th, 2004, 02:22 PM
Isn't the stress on the last syllable? :confused:

Ah-mé-LEE Moh-res-MOH

May 17th, 2004, 02:32 PM
Ah-mah-lee -mah-res-moh

May 17th, 2004, 02:35 PM
AHM-mi-li Maw-RES-mo

That's how I pronounce it.:shrug:

May 17th, 2004, 02:36 PM
Thats why they call her Mo-Mo: to make it easy for the non frenchies :p

May 17th, 2004, 02:42 PM

May 17th, 2004, 02:45 PM

Pamela Shriver
May 17th, 2004, 02:48 PM
What's up with the pronunciation guide on wtatour.com? :tape:
Quite agree! They seem to suggest "PAMELA" is pronounced "STEW-PID GIR-RAFF WOMAN"

~ The Leopard ~
May 17th, 2004, 02:59 PM
I always say:

AM-uh-lee More-EZ-mo.... but I would have thought that her first name should more strictly be pronounced something closer to AM-ay-LEE. :shrug:

May 17th, 2004, 04:04 PM
AméLIE mauresMO

~ The Leopard ~
May 18th, 2004, 01:16 AM
All that said, presumably Amelie and others get to approve these pronunciations given on their respective pages on the WTA site. Or am I being naive? :scratch:

May 18th, 2004, 02:05 AM
naive? :scratch:


~ The Leopard ~
May 18th, 2004, 02:25 AM
Smile when you say that. :fiery: ;)

May 18th, 2004, 11:43 AM
It's ah-may-LEE mo-rez-MO, roughly, although I usually end up saying mo-REZ-mo. That, however, isn't really the right way. French words are almost always accented on the last syllable, and the exanct prononciation varies with the regional accent.

But AHM-i-lee/AH-mi-li/AHM-uh-lee/AH-mah-lee are a bit off base. (Nothing wrong with that if you don't know French) At least no one has suggested Emily, or ah-MEL-ie, both of which I have heard people use while trying to say the name of the movie character. I wanted to :smash: them. And people (read, silly anglophones) assume it's a typo of Amelia.

Now I can see why everyone calls her Momo! :lol: