How do you pronounce

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CLIQUE
is it click as in click the mouse. or CL-EEK and in rhyms with peek.
 

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I wonder how you'd pronounce my name then :bugeye: Monick?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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brewnog said:
'Cleek', definitely. It has an "ique" in it! It's got to be "eek"y, just like Monique, oblique and, urm, chic.
and unique :wink:
 
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Monique said:
and unique :wink:

Good one!

And physique!
 
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and botique
 
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yomamma said:
and botique


And boutique too. And antique.

And sique, mique, tique, bique, frique, chique, lique, rique and blique.
 
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and botique
 
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Monique said:
and unique :wink:
Not to forget piquant. :tongue2:
 
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chique, boutique, ludique, magnifique, mythique, laconique, critique, antique :biggrin:
 
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how about plain "ique"
 
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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 :
 
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yomamma said:
how about plain "ique"

The noise Moonbear makes when you step on her toes?
Accidentally...
 
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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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mattmns said:
thinking that they would have the US pronounciation, and they did not :cry:
They probably don't have that spelling of 'pronunciation' either. :tongue:
 
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rofl, you are probably correct. What is wrong with doing that, is that not the british spelling?
 
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mattmns said:
rofl, you are probably correct. What is wrong with doing that, is that not the british spelling?
No, it is not; nor the Yank spelling for that matter. It is uniquely (pronounced 'you-neek-ly') your own.
 
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So how do you pronounce
communique
 
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robphy said:
So how do you pronounce
communique

After you've heard me pronounce 'picturesque', you really won't want to know...
 
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matthyaouw said:
Apparently either are acceptable: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=clique
I'm sticking with the one that rhymes with Monique (rather than Monick)
All of the references listed in that site are US published, including that ridiculous American Heritage thing, so your choice is the correct one.
Now that we've covered pronunciation and spelling, wanna take a shot at the grammar of 'either are acceptable'? :tongue:
 
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brewnog said:
The noise Moonbear makes when you step on her toes?
Accidentally...
No, that rhymes with "duck." :tongue2:
 
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