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How do you pronounce 'boule'?

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BKSinAZ

How do you pronounce 'boule'?

Proper pronounciation of boule?

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onenewbird

I have always pronounced it "bool". Maybe someone else can tell me if that is correct.

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Janknitz

Jeff Hertzberg (Artisan Bread in Five) because I took Japanese, Spanish, and Hebrew, never French.  In my mind I was saying Bou-lay.


But according to Jeff, it's Bool, rhymes with pool. 


OH.  I'm sure there are some rules to pronouncing French words, but I never learned them.  One of these days I'd like to. 

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thomaschacon75

All of the other attempts, however, are hilarious.

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BKSinAZ

thanks

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leucadian

Here are some other baking terms, probably more than anyone wants to know: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/9848/french-baking-terms

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diverpro94

It is pronounced "BOO-l". In French you don't pronounce the "e" at the end of most words.


 


French has such a hard pronounciation system! lol

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JamieK

Since the 'e' doesn't have an accent on it (boulé) the 'e' is silent.

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joeg214

That's trouble with a capitol "T" that rhymes with "B" and that stands for "boule" :)  (ouch)