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How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

Iza
05-20-2005, 01:07 PM
:confused:
Will any1 pls clear it up cos Romanian commentators have 100000 versions of pronouncing it :(

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 01:09 PM
Monfis

Choupi
05-20-2005, 02:15 PM
:confused:
Will any1 pls clear it up cos Romanian commentators have 100000 versions of pronouncing it :(
Well let's start with the correct spelling. It's MONFILS. As to how you should pronounce it, think of Monday and take the first syllab. Then, add sthg like if you were reading "feece". But you know, Gael is great to pronounce too! :D ;)

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 02:17 PM
Well let's start with the correct spelling. It's MONFILS. As to how you should pronounce it, think of Monday and take the first syllab. Then, add sthg like if you were reading "feece". But you know, Gael is great to pronounce too! :D ;)

I always thought it was Mon-fils. :)

Choupi
05-20-2005, 02:22 PM
I always thought it was Mon-fils. :)
:D Not in the litteral sense though... ;) Anyway, your French notions won't stop impressing me! ;)

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 02:23 PM
:D Not in the litteral sense though... ;) Anyway, your French notions won't stop impressing me! ;)

Well I do know how to prounounce his name.

Choupi
05-20-2005, 02:25 PM
Well I do know how to prounounce his name.
And do you know what "mon fils" means?

Iza
05-20-2005, 02:26 PM
thx Choupi :kiss: and GWH ;) how do u pronounce Gael? Is it like Ga-el?

Choupi
05-20-2005, 02:29 PM
thx Choupi :kiss: and GWH ;) how do u pronounce Gael? Is it like Ga-el?
You're welcome! :) And yes, it is Ga-el. :D

silverwhite
05-20-2005, 03:15 PM
And do you know what "mon fils" means?

Le fils de qui? :lol:

Choupi
05-20-2005, 06:39 PM
Le fils de qui? :lol:
:D I see that somebody has gotten my joke and knows now why I was laughing after GWH's post about him always knowing it was "Mon-fils"! :p

Marine
05-20-2005, 07:19 PM
I tried several times to explain to Esther and Via how to prononce Marseille and Camille, without result, I won't try again with Monfils. :o lol

delsa
05-20-2005, 09:38 PM
In French mon fils = my son so that it doesn't stay a private joke only... ;)

Choupi
05-21-2005, 08:19 AM
I tried several times to explain to Esther and Via how to prononce Marseille and Camille, without result, I won't try again with Monfils. :o lol
Marseille? Well, take "March", but stop before the "tch" sound. And simply add "say"... :D That should come close to a correct pronounciation! ;)

delsa
05-21-2005, 11:53 AM
Pictures of Gaël training in Rueil Malmaison (place where the exhibition tournament Trophé de Paris was held...) with Rémi Barbarin and Thierry Champion (source: proam tennis forum):

http://img214.echo.cx/img214/7233/gaelservice9yj.th.jpg (http://img214.echo.cx/my.php?image=gaelservice9yj.jpg)http://img181.echo.cx/img181/5504/boulotavecremi7px.th.jpg (http://img181.echo.cx/my.php?image=boulotavecremi7px.jpg) http://img181.echo.cx/img181/7097/gaelauservice9eb.th.jpg (http://img181.echo.cx/my.php?image=gaelauservice9eb.jpg) http://img181.echo.cx/img181/9198/gaelelastiquerevert9yz.th.jpg (http://img181.echo.cx/my.php?image=gaelelastiquerevert9yz.jpg) http://img181.echo.cx/img181/212/gaelramasseuneballe8hq.th.jpg (http://img181.echo.cx/my.php?image=gaelramasseuneballe8hq.jpg)
http://img267.echo.cx/img267/5546/gaelgrosplan0ir.th.jpg (http://img267.echo.cx/my.php?image=gaelgrosplan0ir.jpg)
http://img267.echo.cx/img267/1654/letriodegal8qg.th.jpg (http://img267.echo.cx/my.php?image=letriodegal8qg.jpg)

delsa
05-21-2005, 12:01 PM
Those are of his first match against Enqvist there (same source...):

http://img268.echo.cx/img268/331/forum13mb.th.jpg (http://img268.echo.cx/my.php?image=forum13mb.jpg) http://img268.echo.cx/img268/382/forum20fw.th.jpg (http://img268.echo.cx/my.php?image=forum20fw.jpg) http://img268.echo.cx/img268/3485/forum30vl.th.jpg (http://img268.echo.cx/my.php?image=forum30vl.jpg) http://img268.echo.cx/img268/7672/forum41tl.th.jpg (http://img268.echo.cx/my.php?image=forum41tl.jpg) http://img268.echo.cx/img268/232/forum58ru.th.jpg (http://img268.echo.cx/my.php?image=forum58ru.jpg)

delsa
07-16-2005, 10:53 PM
Just because it's funny and cute (and to make it even more complicated for those who can't already pronounce his real name... :devil: )... Do you know how the French DC/Fed Cup supporters from the ASEFT call Gaël?
They call him "Not'fils" (for "Notre fils" meaning "Our son" instead of "Mon fils" meaning "My son"... :) )...Nice, isn't it? ;)

You can make a lot of jokes with his last name in French, playing with words...:lol: Monfiston etc...

For the pronounciation: "Mon" like in "Monday" plus "fils" pronounced "feess" (don't pronounce the "l") will do. But actually the "on" sound pronounced the French way doesn't exist in English, it's supposed to be pronounced like the one at the end of "filet mignon" if you know this dish...or like the one at the end of "Saint Emilion" if you know this wine... ;)

"Myson is on fiiirrreee!!!!"

tommiles001
07-17-2008, 01:58 PM
Gael is pronounced GEYL: G as in "green (G.R.IY.N)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lee (L.IY)". Hear the mp3
pronunciation of Gael here (http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Gael).

HeiwaDream
07-24-2008, 01:02 PM
Gael is pronounced GEYL: G as in "green (G.R.IY.N)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lee (L.IY)". Hear the mp3
pronunciation of Gael here (http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Gael).

Not in French. The mp3 is wrong. It's ga-elle or ga-èl

Here a good exemple:

http://www.gaelmonfils.com/medias.php