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moi dix mois pronunciation?

this japanese band with a french name i started listening to called moi dix mois, i dont know how to pronounce the name so please help

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    If you know how to write it, you can use https://forvo.com

    the words moi, dix and mois can be found in French. If you want japanese you have to know how they write it

  • John P
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    "Mwa dee mwa" is close to how it would sound in French. But unless you can get those sounds spoken face-to-face by a good speaker of French you will never know them exactly - those sounds simply do not exist in normal English. The words mean literally "Me ten months".

    I trust that the Japanese group get them correct!

  • 3 weeks ago

    As a native French person, I say it like this:

    '' Mwa dee mwa ''.. You mustn't pronounce the ' x ' in the word: dix ( in this context) ....

    Now if you were saying: '' Pour moi, c'est dix '' = Literally in English: For me it's ten.. So you would pronounce it like that: '' Poor mwa, say deess ''.

    Source(s): ◘ For information: Moi dix mois = Me ten months in English ( literally).
  • Pontus
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    There are three possible pronunciations:

    1. How it's pronounced in Japanese: mo-wa-di-su-mo-wa (di - is like dee - but brief, pure, & crisp. All the vowels are brief, pure & crisp). Japanese strictly regulates the syllables allowed. That's the closest you can come in Japanese to the French pronunciation. Each syllable in Japanese gets stressed equally.

    2. In English: mwa-deess-mwa.

    3. In actual French: mwa-dee-mwa. where each vowel is brief, pure & crisp. Each syllable gets equal stress (unless the last syllable happens to be the last word of a French sentence, in which case it's stressed).

    note: dix, in French, by itself, is pronounced: deess. But when it's followed by a word which begins with a consonant sound, the /s/ sound is dropped, becoming: dee.

    Source(s): taught French; intermediate Japanese; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQdPXIZJqc ; native English speaker
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  • Zac Z
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Bubba Gubbins' approximation is sorta ok but not quite.

    moi and mois are homophones, but dix doesn't have a long vowel sound.

    It's rather like mwa diss mwa. The "a"s are also short, like in bus.

    Danny's suggestion is very good: https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=transla...

    The pronunciation sounds genuine, just the intonation is a bit unnatural as the several words are most likely stuck together by a computer.

    ETA: Good points about the dropped "s" in "dix mois". I wonder, however, given that this is a Japanese band and the name doesn't make any discernible sense to me, whether one would not read this as separate words moi - dix - mois. That's how I interpreted it. ;-)

    • Zac Z
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Is the "i" in dix a long sound when you say it? I've lived in France and nobody says it with a long vowel sound.

  • 3 weeks ago

    mwa dees mwa . Translates to " me ten months"

  • Danny
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Put it in google translate it'll tell you, may not be the best pronunciation but it will be close.

    • Zac Z
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      I think some idiot gave EVERYBODY a thumb down - including you, Catherine, a native speaker who would know how to pronounce the words best. This is Yahoo Answers...

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