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  • Applique - how's it pronounced?

    Ok, I know it's daft but I was asked how I'd done something, told her that I'd ' Just applikeyed on the motif' and I could've been talking Greek!

    Is applique pronounced ' applikey' or 'appleek'?

    Mind you, I do still have a very strong southern accent (think Sarf London and you've got it!) even after 4 years of living in Wales, so that could be part of the problem! But I've only just found out that 'toile' is pronounced 'twal'!! I've been saying 'toyoil' for years!!

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    Ah-plee-kay Sounds like you got it right

    (It's one of those words that as you keep saying it, it sounds more & more strange )
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    • #3
      Being a non-sewer, I say app-lee-kay.... but what do I know?
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      • #4
        It's a french word and there's meant to be an accent on the e if I remember right - but I can't do that on my keyboard. So both Autumn Faerie and Madly Creating have it correct.
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        • #5
          Excellent! You've put me out of my misery and I can carry on cheerfully telling people that I've applikeed stuff!

          Thank you! Debbie
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          • #6
            Originally posted by indri View Post
            It's a french word and there's meant to be an accent on the e if I remember right - but I can't do that on my keyboard. So both Autumn Faerie and Madly Creating have it correct.
            In France it doesn't matter what you say, so long as you prounounce it correctly

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            • #7
              I was going to compliment everybody on their French accents but as we have stolen the word it's now English isn't it, so you should say it with an English accent or even a Welsh one
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              • #8
                You could try addurno if you're doing it or addurniadau gosod if you're describing a piece of work - but I'd stick to apleekay then everyone will know what you mean!!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ElaineJ View Post
                  You could try addurno if you're doing it or addurniadau gosod if you're describing a piece of work - but I'd stick to apleekay then everyone will know what you mean!!
                  Nobody knows what I mean half the time anyway! My friends love it when I try welsh, when they've finished laughing, I usually have to spell out where I've been! One lady in the school playground said to me that it wasn't the same now I'd learnt most of the place names!

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                  • #10
                    As per other posts!

                    It's a french word, and I think there is an accent on the e - think its acute, not grave?

                    That would definitely make it: Ah-plee-kay, just with a bit of extra gravel on top.
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                    • #11
                      well, theres something i didnt know! I always said apleek ! lol
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                      • #12
                        And then you've got to say it as if you were a light and airy fairy. As if the words were a needle pricking through the fabric. It has to trip off the tongue. Shorten all the vowels and say it fast.

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                        • #13
                          I'm impressed with everyone's French! Yes it's definitely an accute accent 'é', most easily typed by pressing the 'Alt Gr' key then an 'e' in case anyone wanted to know!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SNOWF1975 View Post
                            well, theres something i didnt know! I always said apleek ! lol
                            Me too...

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                            • #15
                              applique

                              I'll go with app-lee-kay - but the American talking on the CD that came with my sewing machine makes it sound like - well more like appley - kay....

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