Posted by MichaelFr on December 12, 2003
In Reply to: Good thought posted by Lotg on December 11, 2003
: : : : how to pronoun ANNETTE
: : : Not sure where you're from, but if you leave off the last 'e', that's exactly how you pronounce it - ie. "Annett". It's a french thing - do you agree MichaelFR?
: : : I'd also venture to add that the question you should have asked was 'how do you "pronounce" Annette'. You omitted the 'ce' on the end of 'pronounce'. But that also could have been a typo? Where do you come from, what is your native language?
: : If we accept that the intended word was 'ANNETTE' and that the question was "what is the impersonal pronoun?" - as in snow and snowing - then I have to say I don't know of one. It would be bizarre to ask how to pronounce Annette but I'll try; 'a - net' There, that's my best shot.
: Good thought Harold. Didn't consider the pronoun angle. OK, well now I'm confused. Deepi, what exactly are you asking here?
I am sorry to be so late answering. I rely on the main Library in Paris for the Internet access. As you may know it, they have in France a favorite game named "strike". Due to a strike (the security staff), the National Library is closed until further notice ! Yippeeeeee, "Vive la France". So if you don't see me around, you know the reason.
For ANNETTE, you are right, this is correct way to pronounce, "annett" or "a-net" are fine. First names in France are usually based on the names of the Saints. Almost one different for each day of the year. ANNETTE is made out of ANNE. ANNETTE wasn't a Saint (lots of girls aren't, fortunately !).
Many other first names had been built just adding TTE to an original Saint's name:
I don't know all of 'em...
Hope to be able to come back regularly soon.
As many students here in Paris who can't work, I am very pissed off because of this stupid strike. MFr