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« on: February 18, 2017, 10:50:12 PM »

Lar i vee, Lar vee, or lair vee?

I live in the South. I've heard it both ways?

It's French isn't it?

I tend to say lair vee or lair a vee.  Depending on how tired I am.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 11:46:44 PM »

I have heard "lair ih VAY".  I usually (right or wrong) pronounce it "LAIR uh vee".  

Maybe a family member can post an audio clip...

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 12:29:28 AM »

  I like to pronounce it the way Jean does in some of his video factory tours.              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbLVFLVsQWU&t=227s
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 01:26:58 AM »

Sounds like Jean is saying lair-a-vee. With a short a sound.

It's good to get confirmation from the source.

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 02:26:11 AM »

Lar i vee, Lar vee, or lair vee?

I live in the South. I've heard it both ways?

It's French isn't it?

I tend to say lair vee or lair a vee.  Depending on how tired I am.

Anglicized, it's basically Lair-uh-vay.  
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 06:22:30 AM »

Anglicized, it's basically Lair-uh-vay.  
This is correct and Jean is pronounced John.


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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 01:16:19 PM »

This is correct and Jean is pronounced John.


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More like Zhawn. Those of us whose names start with an L and end in an e know these things.   
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 06:49:27 PM »

Well I thought it was La-ri-vay
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 10:22:12 PM »

More like Zhawn. Those of us whose names start with an L and end in an e know these things.   
My last name is Dutch and often mispronounced. There's spelling and  pronunciation variations among different branches of the family.

I try to pronounce other peoples names correctly. It's better to ask then say it wrong.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 10:35:35 PM »

I like to pronounce it the way Jean does in some of his video factory tours.              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbLVFLVsQWU&t=227s

I had to listen to a few of the videos to find one where Jean actually says the name (not that it was so awful watching the videos!)

I'll work on pronouncing it like he does...  Lair ih vay.  Like Crocefan, my last name is Dutch...  Edelenbos. I'm used to mispronunciation, though in my case, it is often that people don't read the letters that are there.  They leave out and/or add letters.  Growing up in school, I learned to listen for a stutter...  that usually meant they were talking to me.  Lol!

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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 11:37:02 PM »

Well I thought it was La-ri-vay

It's a free country. How do you pronounce Favre?   
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 11:42:09 PM »

I try to pronounce other peoples names correctly. It's better to ask then say it wrong.

Oui. Moi aussi. 
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 12:43:32 AM »

More like Zhawn. Those of us whose names start with an L and end in an e know these things.   
That is how I pronounced it until I met him in person and he introduced himself and pronounced it John. His son is junior and his name is spelled John. Maybe he changed the pronunciation when he moved to the US so people wouldn't pronounce it Jeen. 🤐


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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 12:50:55 AM »

Right, up until this minute I would have pronounced Jean like the French pronunciation, but he clearly said John in the video.  I'll never get the name right!
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2017, 01:22:11 AM »

Right, up until this minute I would have pronounced Jean like the French pronunciation, but he clearly said John in the video. 
He also started putting tortoise pick guards on his guitars 
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2017, 01:36:57 AM »

He also started putting tortoise pick guards on his guitars  

He can pronounce it anyway he wants, I guess. I'm sure he's tired of having Americans mispronounce his name. If you can't beat 'em and all. Since I've been in the States, I've started leaving out all those superfluous u's in words like favor and neighbor. I refuse to say ruff, however. I'm merely telling you how Jean Larrivee (sorry, I can't figure out how to make accents with this laptop) should be pronounced.  
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2017, 04:27:55 AM »

He also started putting tortoise pick guards on his guitars 

Is that pronounced tort-twah?   bigrin
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2017, 11:19:52 AM »

If you can't beat 'em and all.   
Was exactly my subtle point
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2017, 02:10:51 PM »

Was exactly my subtle point


I got that. I quoted your post but I wasn't aiming my comment at you. Sorry if it was unclear. I believe we agree. 
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2017, 01:38:08 PM »

It is pronounced "great guitars"
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