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How do you pronounce

  1. Jun 2, 2005 #1
    CLIQUE
    is it click as in click the mouse. or CL-EEK and in rhyms with peek.
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2005 #2
    It's the former.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2005 #3

    Monique

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    I wonder how you'd pronounce my name then :bugeye: Monick?
     
  5. Jun 2, 2005 #4

    Moonbear

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    In the US, we pronounce clique as click. (We still pronounce Monique as Moneek, unless you tell us it should be otherwise. :smile:) Apparently, it is pronounced as cleek in other places.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2005 #5

    brewnog

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    'Cleek', definitely. It has an "ique" in it! It's got to be "eek"y, just like Monique, oblique and, urm, chic.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2005 #6

    Monique

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    and unique :wink:
     
  8. Jun 2, 2005 #7

    brewnog

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    Good one!

    And physique!
     
  9. Jun 2, 2005 #8

    JamesU

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    and botique
     
  10. Jun 2, 2005 #9

    brewnog

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    And boutique too. And antique.

    And sique, mique, tique, bique, frique, chique, lique, rique and blique.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2005 #10

    JamesU

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    and botique
     
  12. Jun 2, 2005 #11

    Danger

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    Not to forget piquant. :tongue2:
     
  13. Jun 2, 2005 #12

    Monique

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    chique, boutique, ludique, magnifique, mythique, laconique, critique, antique :biggrin:
     
  14. Jun 2, 2005 #13

    JamesU

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    how about plain "ique"
     
  15. Jun 2, 2005 #14

    DaveC426913

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    'Cleek', for sure. I cringe when I hear people pronounce it 'click'. Makes me want to ask if they're American... : smile :
     
  16. Jun 2, 2005 #15

    brewnog

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    The noise Moonbear makes when you step on her toes?
    Accidentally...
     
  17. Jun 2, 2005 #16
    Click fo sho. All you non-United Statians and your weird pronunciations :smile:

    Hmm, I went to answers.com to prove my case, thinking that they would have the US pronunciation, and they did not :cry:
     
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  18. Jun 2, 2005 #17

    Danger

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    They probably don't have that spelling of 'pronunciation' either. :tongue:
     
  19. Jun 2, 2005 #18
    rofl, you are probably correct. What is wrong with doing that, is that not the british spelling?
     
  20. Jun 2, 2005 #19

    Danger

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    No, it is not; nor the Yank spelling for that matter. It is uniquely (pronounced 'you-neek-ly') your own.
     
  21. Jun 2, 2005 #20

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