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Old   February 27, 2006, 09:14
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How does one correctly pronounce Boussinesq?
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Old   February 27, 2006, 11:07
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I believe it's "boo-sinn-esk", with emphasis on the last syllable.
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Old   February 27, 2006, 15:54
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That is a French Name, bos si nesk
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Old   February 28, 2006, 09:17
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Thanks, my French is terrible!
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Old   February 28, 2006, 11:13
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Don't you mean

mon Franšais cest terrible
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Old   March 1, 2006, 17:14
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"bos si nesk"? I don't think this specifically describes a pronunciation in English, does it? Does "bos" sound like "boss" or "bose" or "boze" or "boose" or what? And does "si" sound like "see" or "sigh" or "seh" or what? Which is emphasized?

Forgive me, I have no French whatsoever.

The "nesk" part, I'm gonna wager I've got that now...
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Old   March 2, 2006, 10:04
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I have always heard it pronounced as Boo - sin - nesk, with slightly more emphasis on the first syllable than the third.
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Old   March 2, 2006, 12:20
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Then study French and stop complaining like an old lady, unless you are
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Old   March 2, 2006, 18:44
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Yeah, he was a french. Complete name Valentin Joseph Boussinesq. French has a rule that double ss is pronounced as s and not z, single s is pronounced as z with voiced consonants around. If the last character is consonant, it is usually not pronounced. So, the pronounciation is

Bosi-ne with a grave accent over e.
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Old   March 3, 2006, 02:46
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Go to your library, open a dictionnary or an encyclopedia, and check the phonetic description of the word.

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Old   March 6, 2006, 09:11
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Folks, thanks for the help.

I am surprised I have apparently offended people. I certainly didn't mean to and am not sure how I did. I appologize to whomever I offended.

Dictionaries don't include proper nouns such as people's names - I did just verify that with Webster's New Collegiate.

So, at this point I am still unsure how to pronounce Boussinesq. If anybody can point to a reliable reference, it'd be great.
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Old   March 6, 2006, 10:06
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The standard pronouciation in English (and used by everyone O know) is Boo-zin-esk.
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