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    I always think of it as bear-ger, I guess it's the 4 years of german influencing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine-iac
    "Bare-zhay" if you're in France. "Burger" if you're in Maine.
    Assuming that it's originally not a French name, and following the pronunciations that I've heard French people use for foreign names in the wine industry (e.g. Palmer pron Pahl-merh with the accent slightly on the last syllable) I would vote with Maine-iac.

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    Bear-Ghey
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    Quote Originally Posted by john_s
    Assuming that it's originally not a French name, and following the pronunciations that I've heard French people use for foreign names in the wine industry (e.g. Palmer pron Pahl-merh with the accent slightly on the last syllable) I would vote with Maine-iac.

    On the other hand, considering the fun I used to have with my French friends getting them into arguments over how to pronounce the name of the charming medieval town 45 minutes northeast of Paris--Senlis-- I'm sure that in any gathering of two or more Frenchpersons, you'd get two or more opinions on the pronunciation of Bergger. (By the way, for the people who live there, it's pronounced Sawn-leese, but for many others, it's Sawn-lee. And it's got a great medieval church. Also, and one of my favorites, a Century 21 realty office in an old Norman (Tudor) building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine-iac
    . . . and one of my favorites, a Century 21 realty office in an old Norman (Tudor) building.
    The big question is whether Century 21 will have to increment its name to stay ahead of the times. But, I do appreciate the irony.
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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