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re: absolute correct way to say enjolras?

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phantom_tenor
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absolute correct way to say enjorlas?
Posted: 7/19/05 at 08:04am
What is the right way of saying enjorlas (from les mis). I've heard it pronounced so many different ways.

Thanks!
TheEnchantedHunter
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joined:6/27/05

Ahn-jol-rahs.



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MTRBOI24
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joined:12/11/04
ON-JOLE-RAHS?
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zoran912
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En-JAHL-Ras. Not JOLE. French J as well. It's almost a JSH sound, rather than the american JUH sound.
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Enjolras77
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Ahn-Jahl-Rah The first syllable is the french "Ahn" sound..so the vowel sound is a little darker and more nasal than the american AH. As zoran stated the middle syllable is pronounced as Jahl (with the french j sound...which is sort of an "ZS" sound like in Zsa Zsa Gabor). The final syllable is just Rah..the s is silent unless followed in a sentence by a word that begins in a vowel. Then the s is pronounced and combined with the beginning of the next word. Wow...this takes me back to high school french class..LOL
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Thenardier
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j = s in pleasure

AU(n)-johl-rahss

Au(n) is a nasal variant of the au in taunt.

And yes, though it is usually silent, you DO say the s

And it is Enjolras.

Updated On: 7/19/05 at 01:45 PM
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Enjolras77
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I think we are all pretty much saying it the same way..but are just struggling with how to type out the french vowel and consonant sounds phonetically! :) I think you did the best job expressing it though, Thenardier. Your choices of example words are right on. Too bad we can't just post a sound file of someone saying the name! I have a feeling that the next post may be someone asking how to pronounce Thenardier! :)
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MojaniD
Stand-by
joined:5/19/05
It would help if you begin spelling it correctly.
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Enjolras77
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True...but that is the original poster's problem. I changed it in the subject line so at least now it will be correct in any subsequent posts.
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Delphine
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This page has an audio clip of how it's supposed to be pronounced:

http://lesmis.com/inspiration/pronounce/
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Thenardier
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yes, I was just about to pust that.

Except, they say Enjolras sort of wrong.

Well, on the Paris Revival it is said with a definitie s.
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BwayBaby18
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joined:2/19/05
I don't remmber anyone even saying his name in the show?
lol and i played the part
elphieisperky
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joined:2/21/05
Oh my God, this topic makes me laugh so much. When I was in Les Miz, or director kept saying it as In-jor-ass. It was hilarious. But yeah, it's En-jo-rahs.

Updated On: 7/19/05 at 04:53 PM
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Thenardier
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When they set up the barricade, a studet yells out his name.

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