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07-24-2008 01:02 PM
HeiwaDream
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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Originally Posted by tommiles001 View Post
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.
Not in French. The mp3 is wrong. It's ga-elle or ga-èl

Here a good exemple:

http://www.gaelmonfils.com/medias.php
07-17-2008 01:58 PM
tommiles001
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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.
07-16-2005 10:53 PM
delsa
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

Just because it's funny and cute (and to make it even more complicated for those who can't already pronounce his real name... )... 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... 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!!!!"
05-21-2005 12:01 PM
delsa
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

Those are of his first match against Enqvist there (same source...):

05-21-2005 11:53 AM
delsa
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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):



05-21-2005 08:19 AM
Choupi
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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Originally Posted by Marine
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. lol
Marseille? Well, take "March", but stop before the "tch" sound. And simply add "say"... That should come close to a correct pronounciation!
05-20-2005 09:38 PM
delsa
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

In French mon fils = my son so that it doesn't stay a private joke only...
05-20-2005 07:19 PM
Marine
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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. lol
05-20-2005 06:39 PM
Choupi
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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Originally Posted by silverwhite
Le fils de qui?
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"!
05-20-2005 03:15 PM
silverwhite
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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Originally Posted by Choupi
And do you know what "mon fils" means?
Le fils de qui?
05-20-2005 02:29 PM
Choupi
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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Originally Posted by Iza
thx Choupi and GWH how do u pronounce Gael? Is it like Ga-el?
You're welcome! And yes, it is Ga-el.
05-20-2005 02:26 PM
Iza
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

thx Choupi and GWH how do u pronounce Gael? Is it like Ga-el?
05-20-2005 02:25 PM
Choupi
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

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Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
Well I do know how to prounounce his name.
And do you know what "mon fils" means?
05-20-2005 02:23 PM
Action Jackson
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Choupi
Not in the litteral sense though... Anyway, your French notions won't stop impressing me!
Well I do know how to prounounce his name.
05-20-2005 02:22 PM
Choupi
Re: How do u pronounce Gael Monflis' name?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
I always thought it was Mon-fils.
Not in the litteral sense though... Anyway, your French notions won't stop impressing me!
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