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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Obsessed, Nov 13, 2019.
Dang, this thread has turned out to be way better than I thought it would.
The most commonly used Frahn-swah phrase is “We surrender !” isn’t it ?
Or maybe , “sure, we know where they’re hiding. We’ll take you right to them ...”
Too soon ?
C'mon, fess up.
When someone asks me how old I am, I say forte'.
Haaa, I have always considered George Carlin as the expert in everything, so I just might have to rethink how I pronounce it. Dang, I really am learning some here ... or maybe Carlin grew up next door to that funny speaking TDPRI fella that lives west of Philly?
I sense another poll in the near future.
Haa, agreed and you are very welcome. Knowledge is a powerful tool.
Same as the original italian word for a piano, a "pianoforte", meaning "loud-soft", audio file in link:
Eh? Haha, communication is very important, but a good point. I wonder if there is a difference in pronunciation of forte between eastern Canada and western Canada?
Yes, I have to take a break from wearing out my fingers on this fantastic Grote hollowbody. Or is that Gro-tay?
So, now that I know how to make a poll, a monster has been released. Muh ah ha ha.
The thing is, there are two "words" with different meaning from two different languages (Italian and French) that just happen to share the same spelling. There is no reason they should be pronounced the same because of a coincidence.
Okay, this is interesting! Meaning 1: https://www.etymonline.com/word/forte
1640s, fort, from French fort "strong point (of a sword blade)," from Middle French fort "fort, fortress" (see fort). Meaning "strong point of a person, that in which one excels," is from 1680s. Final -e- added 18c. in imitation of Italian forte "strong."
I think we are getting closer to the root of the word, "forte". Carry on.
Is that faux. Oh wait, is that another French word? I'm getting confused.
I was born in phillly and grew up in the city and the suburbs and I say "for-tay."
It's my thing
I'm good at
I'm a strong...
I have a talent for
I excel at it
It comes easy to me
I've got mad skills
etc etc. Might as well say "for-tay." Go big or go home
Great thing about English is the multiple way to say everything
That should be easy. You even have a cable channel named "Faux".
Throwin in the towel?
I used to say 'Fort-eh" being Canadian and all, but then learned thru a learned person that " Fort" was the way to go.
Just don't get me started on " Sous Vide " and how ya'll pronounce it down there,