How do you pronounce "Exposé"

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  1. j26 macrumors 65832

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    exposé |ˌekspōˈzā| |ˈˈɛksˈpoʊˈˈzeɪ| |ˈˈɛkspəˈˈzeɪ| |ɪkˈspəʊzeɪ|
     
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    Notice the accent on the e. Makes it sound like ei (or ay). The s is like a z.
     
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    It's an acute e, like in Spanish. Not an e + i.
     
  9. Batt macrumors 65816

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    No, it's an "ay" sound.
     
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    Its a French word. Like in flambé.
     
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    I know it's a French word. I am just telling you the French acute e sounds like the Spanish e.
     
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    Yes they both do. But so does e+i. Like in weight or freight. Unfortunately, the English language can also pronounce e+i like a long i as in height but that is the convention used in dictionaries for pronunciation.
     
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    There's an "i" sound also in freight and height. It's not just a phonetic e.
     
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    freight |freɪt|
    noun
    1 goods transported by truck, train, ship, or aircraft.
    • the transport of goods by truck, train, ship, or aircraft.
    • a charge for such transport.
    2 (in full freight train) a train of freight cars : sugar and molasses moving by freight.
    3 a load or burden.

    There is no "i" sound in freight. You might be thinking of fright

    fright |frʌɪt|
    noun
    1 a sudden intense feeling of fear : I jumped up in fright.
    • an experience that causes one to feel sudden intense fear : she's had a nasty fright | I got the fright of my life seeing that woman in the hotel.
    2 a person or thing looking grotesque or ridiculous.
     
  18. cube macrumors G5

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    "i" phonetic sound. not English "I" sound.

    There's such a sound in freight. It doensn't sound like "fregt" (phonetic e).
     
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    So, just because SJ promounces Exposé like an American we are supposed to destroy the French language?
     
  22. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    well lets go to the trusty Terminal ey? type this in and youll get the correct pronunciation (to get an accented 'e' type "option+e+ then "e")

    Code:
    say Exposé
    errr... hang on, thats not right! i dont think Apple have coded in the correct sound for Exposé like they have with "Mac OS X" and "iPod" etc.

    heres the correct pronunciation. although you need a premium account to hear it the pronunciation, the one in brackets is justifiable enough.
     

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