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How do you pronounce "sous-vide"?

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Having a talk with someone and they kept saying what sounded to me like Soo Vee. I just didn't get it, until I finally did, and then I couldn't help but say "Ooohhhh, Soo VeeD". But then I heard the person say Soo Vee again several times. The other day I watched a video and again the author said Soo Vee. 

 

Do all Americans say Soo Vee? 

 

If yes, any idea why? It sounds to me like they're stopping to talk right in the middle of the word. 

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Never heard soo vee, however, I do know some friends that believe all French words end with silent characters crazy.gif

 

Whether I'm correct or not, I've always said soo veed
 

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Never heard soo vee, however, I do know some friends that believe all French words end with silent characters crazy.gif

 

Whether I'm correct or not, I've always said soo veed

 

Well you're correct. Thanks for your comment though, I believe your first sentence is probably explaining why some say "soo vee". To me it kinda sounds like saying "bah" when you want to say "bad".... weird! biggrin.gif

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Well you're correct. Thanks for your comment though, I believe your first sentence is probably explaining why some say "soo vee". To me it kinda sounds like saying "bah" when you want to say "bad".... weird! biggrin.gif

Maybe they're from Bahstan? (It is difficult to even come up with a spelling to represent how some from Boston, MA pronounce many words crazy.gif)

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post #5 of 11

FF, was it an American that you had been talking to?

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Yes, both the person I was talking to and the video I saw were American people. Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WuHddsoV70 (I have seen Jacob posting here before). 

post #7 of 11

I pronounce it sous vide

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post #8 of 11
I say soo vee..... I'm british.....
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I wonder where the "soo vee" pronunciation came from...

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Maybe they're from Bahstan? (It is difficult to even come up with a spelling to represent how some from Boston, MA pronounce many words crazy.gif)

 

A high-school friend was from Nahant, a town on a neck of land sticking out into the north side of Boston Bay. He said the only way you could pronounce it "correctly" was to have grown up there, and I believed him. The only way I could approximate how he said it was to say something close to Nuh-honk while holding my nose shut with one hand and barely sounding the "k".

 

That's as close as I can come to spelling it.  There are, indeed, a lot of words like that around the Boston area.

 

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